Conservatory & Extension Blog

Buying a conservatory, orangery or home extension can be one of the biggest financial decisions that you'll make in your lifetime, so here at Ultraframe we want to provide you with all of the information you'll need to guide you through the decision process. Below is a list of articles that could help you in deciding which product is right for you and your situation. 


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How Do Conservatories Add Value?

Friday 6th March, 2015

How Do Conservatories Add Value?

Building a conservatory or a single-storey extension is widely regarded as one of the best ways to increase the value of a home. Studies have shown a conservatory can pay for itself with a return on...

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What is an Ultrasky?

Friday 27th February, 2015

What is an Ultrasky?

  Ask any homeowner what quality they look for most in a property, and there’s a good chance they’ll say ‘light’. Helping to enhance the feeling of space and make...

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What climate control options are available for my conservatory?

Friday 20th February, 2015

What climate control options are available for my conservatory?

  Providing valuable extra living space and flooding your home with light, conservatories make fantastic additions to a property and are a much sought after feature in homes across the...

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Does the future of conservatories involve far less glass?

Friday 13th February, 2015

Does the future of conservatories involve far less glass?

Glass is, of course, what defines a conservatory. So it may surprise you to learn that there has emerged a trend over the last few years for conservatories to use less glass in their construction....

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Ultraframe's innovative Central Lighting Panel

Friday 6th February, 2015

Ultraframe's innovative Central Lighting Panel

For any kind of room or space, lighting is fundamental to its look, its feel and its atmosphere - and conservatories and glazed extensions are no exception. Lighting is key to achieving the right...

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How well insulated is a Livinroof?

Friday 23rd January, 2015

How well insulated is a Livinroof?

One of the main considerations for people investing in or updating a conservatory or extension is how well it will retain heat. A poorly insulated conservatory roof can really take the life out of a...

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How to find a reputable conservatory installer

Friday 16th January, 2015

How to find a reputable conservatory installer

Sadly, too many people each year in the UK fall victim to cowboy builders. When you're making an investment in your home, such as an extension or conservatory, you want to know that you're...

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Changes in building regulations bring good news for conservatory owners

Friday 2nd January, 2015

Changes in building regulations bring good news for conservatory owners

Previously the need for planning permission for a solid conservatory roof meant installers tended not to fit them. Thankfully, recent changes in building regulations now mean that many conservatories...

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The features and benefits of Livinroof

Friday 26th December, 2014

The features and benefits of Livinroof

Every now and then a product comes along that is a real game changer. Suddenly, a whole new vista opens up; what was great before gets even better. Take your existing conservatory, for instance. You...

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Introducing Ultraframe's new find an installer directory

Friday 19th December, 2014

Introducing Ultraframe's new find an installer directory

If you’ve decided you’d like to have a new conservatory, orangery, loggia, or modern solid roof fitted to your old conservatory, and want a trusted local installer to do the work,...

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How do Livinroofs comply with building regulations?

Friday 12th December, 2014

How do Livinroofs comply with building regulations?

If your existing conservatory is beginning to show its age and has a leak or two, or isn’t as efficient as it once was, you may be considering having a replacement solid roof fitted....

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Lighting your conservatory, CFL or LED bulbs

Friday 5th December, 2014

Lighting your conservatory, CFL or LED bulbs

In all the excitement of getting your conservatory, it can be easy to think of lighting as a final, minor detail. In fact, it’s incredibly important. After all, lighting our homes makes up...

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Why should I replace the roof on my conservatory?

Friday 28th November, 2014

Why should I replace the roof on my conservatory?

Conservatories are a superb way of adding extra room to any style of home, and also let lots of natural light into your property, while creating a halfway space between being inside and out. A...

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Inspired lighting choices for your conservatory

Friday 21st November, 2014

Inspired lighting choices for your conservatory

During the daytime, it is often their plentiful natural light that gives conservatories their unique charm. As the day progresses, the changing intensity and direction of the sun’s light means...

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How to choose conservatory lighting

Friday 14th November, 2014

How to choose conservatory lighting

As the daylight starts to fade, you can use conservatory lighting to create a subtle balance between outside and inside light. Choosing the right lighting can enhance the atmosphere of your...

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Introducing Ultraframe's conservatory lighting

Friday 7th November, 2014

Introducing Ultraframe's conservatory lighting

If you’re planning to have a conservatory, orangery or loggia installed, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of choosing the style or design of your home improvement and not give...

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What is the BBA?

Friday 31st October, 2014

What is the BBA?

The British Board of Agrément is a leading UK notified body, providing approval, certification and test services to construction industry suppliers who manufacture products and systems. It is...

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How we test our conservatories

Friday 17th October, 2014

How we test our conservatories

Conservatories have to be extremely sturdy and safe, and to withstand the worst environmental conditions that the British weather can throw at them. That’s especially true of the roof, which...

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Who are Wintech?

Friday 10th October, 2014

Who are Wintech?

To ensure a building’s structural safety and ability to perform well after completion, designers need to appreciate the impact and nature of the winds in its area. The science of wind...

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What home improvements can I do without planning permission?

Friday 3rd October, 2014

What home improvements can I do without planning permission?

While adding an extension or making any major improvement works to your home will require planning permission in order to comply with building law, there are still various home improvements that you...

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