Wednesday 28th May, 2008
With the effects of the credit crunch impacting on industry in the UK, canny installation companies are looking to save costs whilst still offering product excellence. For users of the market leading Ultraframe roofing system, Conservaflash, a replacement uPVC flashing system, can help to dramatically reduce costs whilst lead prices are at an all time high – saving up to £75 on the installation of a typical 4m x 4m Georgian by using Conservaflash instead of lead.
Conservaflash is specified at the time of ordering a roof and a pre-configured bespoke flashing kit is then delivered with the roof, ensuring there is no wastage. Not only does the product offer great cost saving benefits, but the innovative design and installation features mean that you can typically save up to an hour on each installation when using Conservaflash, compared to traditional lead flashing. Environmental impact has also been considered by Ultraframe and the product does not pose any risks to the environment.
Ultraframe Conservaflash is manufactured from uPVC and each kit for the Classic roof comprises:
• Extruded soaker that is pre-clipped into the starter bar
• Stepped flashings, incorporating weather bars – these exist to suit 5 different pitch ranges
• A saddle flashing that fits snugly over the ridge body and interfaces with the ridge flashing trim
• Universal horizontal flashing for lean-to’s and aprons (for use on duo-pitch roofs and which finally complete the ridge end waterproofing)
So how does this revolutionary product work and what does it comprise of? Conservaflash™ features “belt and braces” weatherproofing. On the face side of each pre-formed unit are a series of capilliary grooves whilst on the reverse, twin weatherbar grooves act as a primary weatherseal and locator for sealant. Integral mechanical retention physically restrains the flashing into the chase, acting in tandem with the wedge clips on the top edge and the wedge ribs on the underside. All of these features hold Conservaflash™ in place during back pointing whilst profiled corners, radiused to the largest (9”) angle grinder, eliminates the need to “over cut’ the mortar joint.
Installation could not be simpler – simply chase out the host wall with a grinding wheel, install the Conservaflash from the gutter end towards the ridge, install the pre-formed apron flashing and silicone the joint for a perfect finish. As you would expect from an Ultraframe product, comprehensive installation details are provided.
For further information about how you can save up to £75 per installation with Conservaflash (based on 4m x 4m Georgian), speak to your Ultraframe account manager or Team Ultraframe fabricator or call the Ultraframe technical support team on 0870 414 1008.
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Ultraframe deliver innovative and top quality conservatory roof systems for the trade which suit all styles, all applications, all consumer types and which offer excellent value for money.
The market leading company invests heavily in research and development to provide the most technologically advanced and stylish conservatory roofing solutions, maximising light and space. Ultraframe are at the forefront of conservatory design and its systems are mainly used in the home improvement sector but also in new housing and commercial applications in the UK and Europe.
In 2006 the privately owned Latium Group, which has many interests within the glass & glazing and home improvement markets acquired Ultraframe. The Latium Group is owned by entrepreneur Brian Kennedy.
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Ultraframe (UK) Ltd