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18th December 2018

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A Closer Look at Prefab Extensions – Some Background

Have you heard of the term ‘prefabricated extensions’ before? The expression normally refers to a structure that’s available pre-built, ready for installation.

Most prefabricated extensions are mass-produced with limited ability to customise. With Ultraframe, your prefab roof extension is entirely bespoke and completely customisable. Enjoy all the benefits of a prefab extension without compromising on style.

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Prefabricated Extension Roofs with a Difference

Our extension systems are built as far as possible off-site to minimise inconvenience to our customers and streamline the installation process.

When you choose your prefabricated 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 prefab 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.

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A More Convenient Way to Buy Your Pre-Fab Extension

Although you’ll be buying a prefabricated 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. When you choose your prefab 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 prefabricated 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.

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Ultraframe Prefab 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 prefabricated 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 on our prefab extensions supplied throughout the UK.

Also consider whether prefab 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 prefab 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.

Ultraframe Prefab Extensions

Livinroof: A Lightweight Replacement Conservatory Roof

Let in the Light

One of the key benefits of buying a prefabricated extension from us is that you’ll benefit from a market-leading product that are 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 prefabricated 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 prefab 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.

Livinroof is:

    • 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 prefabricated 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.

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Prefabricated Extensions: FAQs

Do I need to install the prefab conservatory roof myself?

You won’t need to install the system yourself. Our roof systems are prefabricated 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 prefab extension roofs suitable for conservatories and orangeries?

We offer a range of prefabricated 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 Prefabricated 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 prefab extension must still adhere to specific guidelines. Again, your approved Ultra Installer will be able to advise you.

Find a Prefabricated 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. Start your online quote for more information on your prefab extensions cost.

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A Message To Our Customers

As a result of listening to our customers as well as broad consultation with industry stakeholders, we have now reopened the Ultraframe factory whilst following government guidelines and maintaining social distancing to ensure the safety of our staff and their families.

While some Ultraframe installers may not be fitting new conservatories / extensions at the moment, some of the installers are able to respond to enquiries and are operating their sales and office functions safely from home.

If you are spending your time at home planning for ways to enhance your living space you can still search on our website for ideas and solutions and find your nearest Ultraframe installer. Some Ultraframe installers may be able to advise you via phone or online consultations.

Please stay safe and we will return to normal business just as soon as it is safe to do so.

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