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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What options are available for remodelling an orangery's interior?

Friday 18th April, 2014

What options are available for remodelling an orangery's interior?

There's no more beautiful domestic space than that provided by an orangery. Whether you're wanting to bring it up to date or restore it to its former glory, it's worth going the extra...

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What types of flooring are recommended for a conservatory?

Friday 11th April, 2014

What types of flooring are recommended for a conservatory?

Choosing a floor for your conservatory is just as important as its walls, but with the sheer number of different options in style and material it can be confusing. What you plan to use your...

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What base options are available for your conservatory?

Friday 4th April, 2014

What base options are available for your conservatory?

Conservatories are a great way to maximise your enjoyment of the sunshine in our temperamental British climate. They are also an effective way to add light and space to the home, without the need to...

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About larger single-storey home rear extensions and your neighbours

Friday 28th March, 2014

About larger single-storey home rear extensions and your neighbours

  It’s true that if you can have a cordial relationship with those living near to you, life is much more pleasant. To be honest, most neighbours are at least “okay” –...

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Five energy saving myths uncovered

Friday 21st March, 2014

Five energy saving myths uncovered

When it comes to energy saving tips, there are plenty of myths out there about what can help to reduce your bills. We've tackled five of the top myths for you... 1. It is cheaper to run...

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A brief guide to Lawful Development Certificates

Friday 14th March, 2014

A brief guide to Lawful Development Certificates

  As the days start to lengthen and brighten, it’s good to turn your mind to any improvements you might want to make to your lifestyle in relation to the way you merge outdoor and...

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How to prevent condensation in a conservatory

Friday 7th March, 2014

How to prevent condensation in a conservatory

  Condensation on conservatory windows is a common problem, and can often be worse in the winter when the temperature is lower. Designed to be both water tight and air tight, a conservatory...

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How do Loggia's insulated columns help improve your extension's U values?

Friday 28th February, 2014

How do Loggia's insulated columns help improve your extension's U values?

With energy prices at record highs and the spectre of global warming threatening the planet, the need to save energy in the home has never been more pressing. If you have a conservatory attached to...

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What are the main differences between the three loggia styles?

Friday 21st February, 2014

What are the main differences between the three loggia styles?

So what are the differences between Loggia Prestige, Loggia Premium and Loggia Ultimate? They all offer different advantages depending on what your priorities are and what is most important to...

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What is a U-Value?

Friday 14th February, 2014

What is a U-Value?

A U-Value refers to a unit of measurement describing how much heat loss is involved in any type of building element such as a window, wall, floor or a roof. In basic terms, it measures how well...

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What is Ultraframe's Prestige Loggia?

Friday 7th February, 2014

What is Ultraframe's Prestige Loggia?

Loggia Prestige offers the utmost in affordable and luxurious interior design. More importantly, it could save you both time and money – cutting your heating bills by around 30% in comparison...

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Top conservatory cleaning tips

Friday 22nd November, 2013

Top conservatory cleaning tips

A grubby conservatory is never going to be pleasant to sit in, but when it comes to cleaning, things can be a little bit tricky. With a little time, a decent hoover and a feather duster, it's...

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What questions to ask before ordering a conservatory?

Friday 15th November, 2013

What questions to ask before ordering a conservatory?

Choosing to add a conservatory to your home isn't something to be undertaken lightly. Whether you need help choosing the style of conservatory or advice finding the right workman to fit it, there...

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How can I make over my conservatory?

Friday 8th November, 2013

How can I make over my conservatory?

Houses take a lot of TLC to keep them looking their best - and that applies to every single room in your home. When the time comes to give your conservatory a makeover, it's no different than any...

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What options can I specify on my orangery?

Friday 1st November, 2013

What options can I specify on my orangery?

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly an orangery is, think an extension to your house with a hint of conservatory. If like thousands of others you’re thinking of investing in one of these...

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Why ask for a certificate of authenticity from your Ultra Installer?

Friday 25th October, 2013

Why ask for a certificate of authenticity from your Ultra Installer?

When having a new conservatory installed make sure that the roof is a high quality, long-lasting system made by Ultraframe. Ask your installer for the Certificate of Authenticity that Ultraframe...

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How much disruption will installing a conservatory cause?

Friday 18th October, 2013

How much disruption will installing a conservatory cause?

It's quite understandable that people get a little bit worried when having large-scale work done to any part of their home. However, when it comes to adding a typical conservatory, orangery or...

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Can I Install A Conservatory On A Sloped Garden?

Friday 11th October, 2013

Can I Install A Conservatory On A Sloped Garden?

If you are considering having a conservatory built on your garden, you will need to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of such a project. If you have a sloped garden, you may believe that a...

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Three simple ways to keep your conservatory warm this winter

Friday 4th October, 2013

Three simple ways to keep your conservatory warm this winter

During the summer months, a beautiful conservatory provides a light-filled living space in which to relax, unwind and entertain. Unfortunately, thousands of conservatories up and down the UK are...

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Benefits of using a loggia as a home office instead of a shed

Friday 27th September, 2013

Benefits of using a loggia as a home office instead of a shed

Telecommuting is on the up. As petrol prices continue to rise, more and more of us are eschewing the daily trek to the office and using modern technology to connect with our work PCs at home, or...

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