A Closer Look at Prefab Extensions – Some Background
Have you heard of the term ‘prefab extensions’ before? The expression normally refers to a structure that’s available in a flat pack design that’s bought online.
Is buying a prefabricated extension worth it? You’ll need to check whether:
- Your design is compliant with building regulations
- Such extensions are permissible in your area
- Choose and buy the right materials yourself
In many cases, prefab extensions have to be installed by the homeowner, although some companies can offer training and support as part of the purchase price.
There’s nothing wrong with buying a pre-fabricated extension. But wouldn’t you rather choose the product from a company that can manage the entire process?
Pre-Fabricated Extension Roofs with a Difference
Our roof systems are built as far as possible off-site to minimise inconvenience to our customers and streamline the installation process.
When you choose your pre-fabricated extension roof from us, you won’t need to manage the process on your own and will be fully supported.
For example, your Ultra Installer will conduct an assessment that includes:
- Looking at how your pre-fab extension will be accessed
- Taking measurements of the site prior to work starting
- Discussing your design needs and other preferences
- Assessing the ground area that will form your base
- Conducting a full risk assessment
Our roofs are designed to be compliant and are tested to ensure they are safe. The Ultraroof, pictured below, has been fire tested as an assembled structure.
A More Convenient Way to Buy Your Extension
Although you’ll be buying a pre-fabricated extension roof from us, you won’t have to coordinate with planning or building regulation departments, choose the materials or buy the products. Instead, you’ll be dealing with one point of contact: your approved Ultra Installer.
Our Ultra Installers have been assessed and approved by our internal scheme, which has, in turn, been assessed and endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders. When you choose your pre-fab extension from Ultraframe, you’ll be working with an expert who’ll get things right.
Ask for A Certificate of Authenticity from Your Installer
If you purchase your pre-fabricated extension roof from us, you can ask your Ultra Installer for a Certificate of Authenticity that proves your product is genuine. Once you’ve registered the certificate, you’ll be able to prove to prospective buyers that your roof is a genuine Ultraframe product.
Our Livinroof is another example of our compliant designs that have each been thoroughly tested to ensure market-leading quality.
Ultraframe Pre-Fab Extension Roofs: Your Choices
Our conservatory roof systems have been carefully designed and tested to ensure the utmost quality. We offer products that cater to different tastes as well – so you’ll be able to create your dream conservatory, house extension or orangery.
Ultraroof: Fire Tested and Simply Stunning
Our Ultraroof was tested as an assembled structure by Warrington Fire in 2017.
The tests were conducted in 2017 and our system fire rated as follows:
- C according to BS476-3:2004
- EN 13501-5: 2016
You can buy your pre-fabricated extension roof system from Ultraframe with peace of mind, knowing that it’s safe. Flat pack options bought online probably won’t offer this option. Why not find an approved Ultra Installer near you for further information.
Also consider whether pre-fab extensions bought over the Internet will include the following and more:
- Super-insulated columns that can be installed in a flat or fluted format to cater to modern or traditional tastes, and which deliver thermal retentions levels five times greater than a masonry pier of the same size.
- An internal insulated pelmet that includes the option to install different types of lighting and speakers. You’ll be able to turn your pre-fab extension into an authentic living space that can be used for entertaining or relaxing.
As well as being extremely safe, the Ultraroof uses light to deliver bright and spacious environments like the one pictured below.
Livinroof: A Lightweight Replacement Conservatory Roof
Let in the Light
One of the key benefits of buying a pre-fabricated roof extension from us is that you’ll benefit from a market-leading product that’s innovatively designed and which offers outstanding performance.
Livinroof is a solid and glass conservatory roof combined. The glazing can be shaped and placed anywhere in the structure to focus the light where it’s needed most – giving you complete control.
If you’ve been looking at pre-fabricated extensions as an alternative to replacing your conservatory roof, you may be pleased to know that the Livinroof is the lightest solid conservatory roof available.
From a design and planning permission perspective, our Livinroof makes sense - whether you’re starting from the beginning or replacing an older system that’s no longer performing.
Make the Livinroof your pre-fab extension of choice and you’ll also be able to enjoy a wide range of features that you probably won’t be able to get when buying an off-the-shelf product online.
- Installed complete with an insulated pelmet that can be fitted with lighting and speakers if needed
- Able to accommodate super-insulated columns or masonry piers, depending on your preferences
- Compatible with most conservatory roof shapes, including lean-to and Victorian styles Suitable for roof systems with pitches as low as 5°
Contact your nearest Ultra Installer to find out why the Livinroof is ideal for your pre-fabricated roof project. You can also use our VR tool to take a virtual tour of this versatile roof system.
Livinroof can be used to create stunning rooms like the one below, which feels like a room but without being too enclosed.
Pre-Fabricated Extensions: FAQs
Do I need to install the pre-fab conservatory roof myself?
You won’t need to install the system yourself. Our roof systems are pre-fabricated and installed by experienced fitters who understand our products. This also means that you’ll be covered by a warranty in the event that something isn’t right, rather than having to rectify any errors or problems yourself.
Are your pre-fab extension roofs suitable for conservatories and orangeries?
We offer a range of pre-fabricated extension roofs that are suitable for all types of structures. Whatever your design preferences may be, you’ll be able to find a product that’s ideal.
Will I need to get Building Regulation or Planning Permission Approval for my Extension?
Extensions must meet Building Regulations, whether they’re bought in a flat-pack format online or from an established manufacturer like Ultraframe.
The key difference is that your Ultra Installer will liaise with your local authority’s building control team to ensure your proposed design is compliant before work begins.
Planning permission is normally granted, but your pre-fab extension must still adhere to specific guidelines. Again, your approved Ultra Installer will be able to advise you.
Find a Pre-Fabricated Extension Installer Near You
Use our search tool to find an experienced fitter near you. Save images of your favourite house extensions, conservatories or orangeries to your Scrapbook along the way – so you can access them however and whenever you want.