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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Tuesday 5th October, 2010

Next Generation Classic roof offers retailers new sales potential

Mark Hanson, Marketing Manager at Ultraframe, looks at the next generation Classic roof. The next generation Classic roof from Ultraframe has been on sale for nearly 12 months now. From the...

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Tuesday 5th October, 2010

A note of caution on bi-folding doors in conservatories

Bi-folds are the flavour of the month – pick up any magazine, particularly window and door trade magazines – and they are dominated by adverts for these products. Designed initially...

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Wednesday 4th August, 2010

Ultraframe goes from strength to strength

Previously Finance Director and with 7 years service, Iain Thomson is the new Managing Director at Ultraframe. He takes over from Mike Price who is moving on to set up his own consultancy in lean...

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Thursday 29th July, 2010

Consumer Insight from Ultraframe

 Ultraframe Marketing Manager Mark Hanson looks at what’s happening in ‘consumer land’ and how it uses insight gained from consumers to shape the company’s...

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Ultraframe and the bi-fold bonanza

Thursday 29th July, 2010

Ultraframe and the bi-fold bonanza

Bi-folds are the flavour of the month – a few years ago the pages of the trade magazines were dominated by adverts for conservatory roofs, then it was high performance sealed units and now its...

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Tuesday 25th May, 2010

Base Drift

In this feature, Mark Hanson Chair of the GGF’s Conservatory Association and Marketing Manager at Ultraframe outlines how to avoid failing foundations. Everyone knows that the most important...

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Classic from Ultraframe onwards and upwards

Tuesday 25th May, 2010

Classic from Ultraframe onwards and upwards

Mark Hanson, Marketing Manager at Ultraframe, looks at the next generation Classic . The next generation Classic from Ultraframe is on sale now. From the outside the roof retains its existing look...

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Friday 30th April, 2010

Paxton's are early adopters of Classic Plus and Shades

Just shy of its 20th anniversary, Paxton�s Home Improvements is a family owned and run company based in Saffron Walden, Essex specialising in the design and supply of all types of timber,...

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Tuesday 27th April, 2010

How to optimise the performance of conservatory glazing

Mark Hanson Marketing Manager at Ultraframe and Chair of the GGF’s Conservatory Association offers guidance on optimising conservatory glazing performance. For a conservatory, the choice...

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Thursday 22nd April, 2010

Classic roof from Ultraframe......onwards and upwards

Mark Hanson, Marketing Manager at Ultraframe, looks at the next generation Classic roof. The next generation Classic roof from Ultraframe is on sale now. From the outside the roof retains its...

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Thursday 22nd April, 2010

Paxton's are early adopters of Classic Plus and Shades

Just shy of its 20th anniversary, Paxton’s Home Improvements is a family owned and run company based in Saffron Walden, Essex specialising in the design and supply of all types of timber,...

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Thursday 22nd April, 2010

Ultraframe Conservaflash - looks slicker, installed quicker

Mark Hanson, Marketing Manager at Ultraframe and chair of the GGF's Conservatory Association, considers the opportunities for cost saving through the use of pre-formed uPVC flashing...

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Thursday 1st April, 2010

Optimising conservatory glazing performance

Andrew Thomson, Design and Development Director at Ultraframe and Chair of the GGF’s Conservatory Association Technical Committee, offers guidance on optimising conservatory glazing...

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Coloured foiled roofs for Classic roofs

Friday 26th March, 2010

Coloured foiled roofs for Classic roofs

The Ultraframe Classic system has been available for over 12 months in a choice of five coloured foils which further enhance the aesthetics of the industry’s favourite conservatory...

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Monday 1st March, 2010

Ultra Installers are top dogs

Launched 5 years ago, the Ultraframe registered installer scheme is going from strength to strength. With 98 members/branches, the scheme offers consumers a nationwide choice of vetted and audited...

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Wednesday 20th January, 2010

The future's bright with Ultraframe

Here we are only a few short days into the New Year and already most people have broken their resolutions. Here at Ultraframe we have already planned our activity not only for 2011 but into the...

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Friday 15th January, 2010

Box Clever with Ultraframe

Mark Hanson of Ultraframe looks at box gutters and how providing adequate support is critical to long term structural performance Statistics obtained by Ultraframe from the thousands of consumers...

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Tuesday 15th December, 2009

Ultraframe's new products attract retailer support

Windows Active aims some pertinent questions at Mark Hanson, Marketing Manager at Ultraframe, about their recently launched Cornice and the Veranda conservatory previewed at Glassex. What was...

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Ultraframe books for Glassex  2010

Tuesday 15th December, 2009

Ultraframe books for Glassex 2010

So well received was Ultraframe’s attendance at Glassex this year, that the company has already booked for next year! Mark Hanson, Marketing Manager at Ultraframe talks about the new products...

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Friday 30th October, 2009

Ultraframe launches the new style Veranda conservatory at Glassex 2009

Ultraframe veranda conservatory makes the most of the great outdoors Recognising the trend to ‘cross-over ’conservatories, Ultraframe is previewing at Glassex it’s Classic Plus...

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