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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Can I use a pergola as a carport?

Friday 26th September, 2014

Can I use a pergola as a carport?

A carport is a valuable addition to any home. It protects your car from the elements but at a fraction of the cost of building a garage. A carport gives your car extra protection from harsh weather...

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Top energy efficiency tips for your home improvement

Friday 19th September, 2014

Top energy efficiency tips for your home improvement

Structures like loggias and conservatories provide versatile extra space that can be used in many different ways to benefit your home and your family. To get the most from your home improvement,...

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Ten uses for a loggia

Friday 12th September, 2014

Ten uses for a loggia

If you’re considering having a loggia, you’ll love having the extra space without having to build a full extension. What’s more, you’ll stay warm in winter and cool in summer....

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Double glazing: keeping you warm and saving you money

Friday 5th September, 2014

Double glazing: keeping you warm and saving you money

There’s no mystery about why more than eighty percent of UK homes now benefit from at least some measure of double glazing. Double and triple glazing helps to prevent heat loss, which helps...

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Been and gone - what was the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund?

Friday 29th August, 2014

Been and gone - what was the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund?

As with most other things in life, many people only find out about things that could be interest to them when it is too late - this may have been true for many homeowners regarding the Green Deal...

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How does the Loggia's internal heater work?

Friday 22nd August, 2014

How does the Loggia's internal heater work?

If you have ever stepped inside a Loggia conservatory, you will probably already be aware that everything is designed to be both luxurious and practical - the same principles apply to their dedicated...

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How to measure a conservatory roof

Friday 8th August, 2014

How to measure a conservatory roof

The age of online retail has revolutionised getting a quote for a new tiled conservatory roof - but no matter how easy it may be the company will still need an accurate set of measurements. Any kind...

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Can I fit air conditioning to my glass extension?

Friday 1st August, 2014

Can I fit air conditioning to my glass extension?

When our engineers receive requests for advice about air conditioning, they are often asked about whether or not this is possible within glass extensions, conservatories or Loggias. The good news is...

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Friday 25th July, 2014

Could I add an atrium to my flat roof?

A flat roof can be pretty uninspiring. This style of roof may be functional, although it requires higher maintenance than a pitched roof, but it is easy and relatively cheap to install. A flat roof...

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Benefits of a Quantal Aluminium Conservatory

Friday 18th July, 2014

Benefits of a Quantal Aluminium Conservatory

If you want to enjoy your garden well beyond summer into the cooler months, a conservatory, of course, is the ideal way of doing that, while giving your home more value and living space at the same...

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How are Quantal aluminium roofs available in so many colour options?

Friday 11th July, 2014

How are Quantal aluminium roofs available in so many colour options?

Adding a conservatory, orangery or atrium to your property is a great way of enhancing your living space, and once installed you’ll only wish you’d done it sooner. So often, the...

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Why are Loggias a great investment?

Friday 4th July, 2014

Why are Loggias a great investment?

Adding a conservatory or an extension to your home is one of the best ways to increase its value. A Loggia conservatory is a better investment still due to the fact that it offers the looks of an...

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How is a Livinroof constructed?

Friday 20th June, 2014

How is a Livinroof constructed?

Time is of the essence when you are installing a roof. You want to get the roof up and make it watertight as quickly as possible to minimise disruption and keep the rain off the...

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What is a Livinroof?

Friday 13th June, 2014

What is a Livinroof?

Adding a conservatory to your home is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to extend your living area and let more light in. But traditional conservatories tend to become freezing cold in the...

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Ultraframe's solid roofs for conservatories

Friday 6th June, 2014

Ultraframe's solid roofs for conservatories

A conservatory makes a lovely light place to relax and an easy way to create extra living space. However, older glazed conservatories and extensions can have some drawbacks, being uncomfortably hot...

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Making your home more energy efficient

Friday 23rd May, 2014

Making your home more energy efficient

Gas and electricity prices are constantly rising, so it is no surprise that many people are turning to long term solutions to make their homes more energy efficient. Just a few home improvements can...

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The importance of properly upgrading your conservatory roof to a tiled roof

Friday 16th May, 2014

The importance of properly upgrading your conservatory roof to a tiled roof

Since October 2010, many people have been taking advantage of updated regulations which allow us to enjoy a tiled roof on our conservatories. Tiled conservatory roofs not only look stylish, they also...

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Do I need an external door between my home and my conservatory?

Friday 9th May, 2014

Do I need an external door between my home and my conservatory?

  When planning a new conservatory, many people get confused about the type of door they must have between the home and the new addition, or whether a door is even necessary at all. Hopefully...

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What happens during a conservatory site survey?

Friday 2nd May, 2014

What happens during a conservatory site survey?

A site survey is essential to ensure the site is properly evaluated and the work planned in advance so that your conservatory can be constructed to meet the required specifications and your...

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What plants are most suited to a conservatory?

Friday 25th April, 2014

What plants are most suited to a conservatory?

There's nothing quite like the feeling of sitting in a bright conservatory, surrounded by beautiful plants, all year round. Even the best kept conservatories can be vulnerable to extremes of...

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