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20th June 2018

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Roof Extensions for Any Project

Ultraframe can offer a wide range of roof extension choices to its customers. Our products have been researched and tested to ensure they respond to the ever-changing needs of homeowners looking for affordable home improvement solutions.

Which roof extension is best? This will depend on whether you’re looking for a replacement conservatory roof or starting from the beginning. Either way, we’ll be able to guide you toward a system that suits your needs perfectly.

This internal shot of our Ultraroof shows how effectively our tiled conservatory roof can transform a room. Illumination is provided by the full-height glazing above, while an insulated pelmet ensures comfort and light when its dark.

Replacement Conservatory Roofs: Your Choices

If the foundations and frames of your conservatory are sound, you may not need to rebuild. By replacing your existing system, you’ll be able to save money and turn your room into a space that can be used all year-round.

Roof Extension Option No. 1 – Livinroof

Enjoy the benefits of a solid and glass conservatory roof by choosing this market-leading option. The Livinroof allows shaped glazing to be inserted anywhere in its structure, which means you’ll be able to direct the light where it's most needed.

The Livinroof can be used to replace a conservatory roof of any configuration, so your design choices won’t be restricted. Whether you have a small lean-to or large P-shaped conservatory, your replacement roof will be compatible.

The benefits of being able to place glazing anywhere in the Livinroof are clear in the image below, which reveals a conservatory more like a dining area. Super-insulated coiumns ensure comfort internally, turning this into a space that can be enjoyed all year round.

Solid Conservatory Roof

Your Livinroof will also:

  • Include an internally plastered pelmet that accepts spotlights and speakers, resulting in an authentic real room feel
  • Be able to accommodate bi-fold doors, so you won’t need to give up your views of your garden
  • Feature contemporary grey panelling that will blend in with the design of your room

Roof Extension Option No. 2 – Ultraroof

The Ultraroof is a hybrid system, not unlike our Livinroof. The key difference is that this is a tiled conservatory roof that accepts full height glazing or Velux windows – so you’ll be able to choose how the light enters your new room.

Ultraroof weighs 38kg/m², making it lighter than other tiled replacement conservatory roofs. This means it’s ideal for homeowners wanting to convert their conservatory into an extension in line with planning and building regulations.

The Ultraroof uses light to great effect. In the picture below, full-height glazing is used to increase the sense of space in a conservatory that might otherwise feel enclosed. This is a tiled conservatory roof that can transform any room.

Tiled Conservatory Roof Cost

The Ultraroof will also:

  • Include a vaulted ceiling that’s plastered for comfort, and which can include speakers and lighting – making your room feel more like an extension of your home
  • Be compatible with almost any roof shape, including Victorian, Gable, Tudor and hipped and double hipped, so its suitable for most roof extension projects

Roof Extension Option No. 3 – Performance Glass Replacement Roof

Our Classic glass conservatory roof is the perfect choice if you want to flood your room with space-creating light. The thermally efficient glass in your roof extension will exclude up to 83% of solar rays but prevent heat escaping – resulting in a year-round space you can enjoy

As with the other replacement conservatory roofs we offer, the Classic roof is designed to work with most shapes. Choose this option if you need a roof extension for almost any of the popular conservatory styles, including Victorian, Georgian, Lean-To and P-shaped.

The Classic roof can be customised to suit the themes and schemes you've chosen for your project. In the picture below, brown has been chosen, which conveys a traditional design effect. 

The Performance Glass Replacement roof will also be:

  • made to measure and designed to your postcode
  • available to you in a uPVC or aluminium format
  • compatible with our super-insulated columns
  • available in a colour of your choice

Our Other Roof Extension Options

If you’re starting from the beginning - or have decided against a replacement conservatory roof – we can still help.

Here are just two of the alternative roof extension systems we can offer:

Ultrasky Roof

Create a stunning orangery by choosing a system that uses fewer bars to maximise light penetrations into the room below it. The Ultrasky is designed to connect to the eaves beam, rather than a flat roof.

Its ridge is incredibly strong and ensures strong thermal performance. In fact, the ridge in the Ultrasky Roof is stronger than any other available on the market, which means it’s designed to last.

Integrated structural goal posts allow the Ultrasky Roof to achieve spans as wide as 6.5m. You’ll be able to open your space fully with bi-folding or patio doors with this flexible roof extension option.

Inside, the Ultrasky Roof uses an insulated pelmet that allows lights and speakers to be installed. The result is a thermally efficient room space that’s cost effective to run and designed for year-round living.

The Ultrasky roof can accomodate bi-fold or sliding patio doors that are wider than normal, as you can see in the picture below. This means you'll benefit from more light, better views and improved ventilation.Lantern Roof Prices

Quantal Roof

If you want a roof extension that’s stylish and durable, you’ll love the Quantal. Because it’s made from aluminium, it’s strong and won’t deteriorate like an equivalent timber product.

The Quantal roof meets planning regulations and has been approved by the British Board of Agrement (BBA) – an industry-recognised body that certifies manufacturer’s products.

Customising your Quantal roof is easy, as you’ll be able to choose from an infinite range of colours to ensure that your roof extension is thematically consistent with your scheme.

An insulated pelmet can be included and plastered to create a comfortable living space. Add super-insulated columns for a modern look and thermal efficiency levels five times higher than brick pier of the same dimension.

The Quantal creates a wide glass aperture with minimal bars in the image below. The insulated pelmet works alongside French doors to create a classic effect that is eye-catching.

Roof Extensions: FAQs

Will my roof extension need planning permission approval?

Your roof extension will be seen as a permissible development in most cases. Our systems have been designed to overcome planning permission and building regulation red tape for your convenience.

Restrictions apply. If your house extension plans exclude connecting doors between your conservatory and home, consent may be needed. Your installer will be able to guide you and ensure your design is compliant before work begins.

Where can I find out more about your roof extensions?

You can take a tour of our orangeries, conservatories and house extensions by using our dedicated VR tool. Click on any of the highlighted features to find out more about its benefits and performance.

How do I find a roof extensions installer in my local area?

Ultraframe can introduce you to a nationwide network of approved Ultra Installers that have been vetted to ensure a high quality of service.

Find Your Nearest Roof Extensions Installer

Use our search tool to find an approved installer near you. They’ll be able to offer you technical guidance and a conservatory roof quote.

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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.

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