Tuesday 22nd February, 2005
Scott Leitch is used to wearing his shorts on the pitch every day as captain of the Scottish premier league football team Motherwell, but now his new conservatory is so warm in winter he keeps them on at home!!
Scott cannot believe how conservaglass, from Ultraframe, the leading designer and manufacturer of conservatory roofing systems, keeps his conservatory so warm in winter and cool in the summer. In fact he was so impressed he called Chris Lambe, the installer, and asked him to come and see the finished room one chilly winters day.
Chris says: “ I couldn’t believe it, I was convinced Scott had dragged me out in the middle of winter to complain about something. But there he was in his shorts determined to show me how effective Conservaglass can be, and how attractive it looked!”
Conservaglass features a unique invisible microcoating with an astonishing ability to keep solar heat out, yet keep the warmth from heating appliances in. Scott is delighted. He says: “We really love our new conservatory, it has added so much to our home in terms of space and light and we were genuinely surprised at the effectiveness of the Conservaglass roof. We wanted glass but thought that might mean a loss of heat, a crucial factor here in Scotland! I just had to let our installer know what a wonderful job he’s done recommending the Ultraframe roof – we really can use our new room all year round.”
To get the maximum return on your investment, you need to be sure that your conservatory will always be comfortable. A place to shelter from the heat of the sun on midsummer afternoons, but also to enjoy cosy dinner parties on frosty winter nights and enjoy an alfresco breakfast on sunny but chilly spring or autumn mornings.
If you take a typical south-facing conservatory during summer with standard sealed units the internal temperature is a torrid 85 degrees Fahrenheit. With Ultraframe Conservaglass Optimum or Premium the internal temperature is a pleasant 67 degrees. In fact in an average British summer Ultraframe Conservaglass Optimum or Premium can make the conservatory comfortably useable for an extra 70 hours per month.
Even furnishings are protected, as conservaglass is a highly effective filter of the UV radiation, which causes fading. It’ll also lower fuel bills, as the glass is 25% more efficient at conserving energy than standard sealed units.
Ultraframe have produced the Essential Guide to Conservatories, which provides all the information you’ll need to help you choose your conservatory. It shows the different styles available, gives advice on planning restrictions, accessories and furniture and offers how to avoid the cowboys and pick a reliable installer who will create the conservatory best suited to your needs. For your free copy call 08432 080 988 or visit www.ultraframe-conservatories.co.uk
To find out further information on Conservaglass Optimum or Dalziel Conservatories call 01698 263344, or visit the showroom at Motherwell Conservatory Centre, 58-60 Albert Street, Motherwell