Glass Roof Extension – Create Space and Let More Light In
The glass roof extension is here to stay. Homeowners are favouring the glass roof extension because of the many benefits it brings – more light, more warmth and better views.
Your Choices When You Choose an Ultraframe Glass Roof Extension
Build your new glass roof extension the way you want to, by selecting from our range of market-leading systems. Although we’ve focused on a few examples to guide you, other design options are available – so please ask your chosen Ultra Installer for more information.
Quantal Glass Roof Extension Using Our Performance Conservatory
The Quantal system is used in our Performance Conservatory and many other products in our range. It is made from aluminium, which means it is strong – but fewer bars are needed. Better views – and improved levels of light – come as standard with this glass roof extension.
Bi-fold Doors and Plenty of Glass
Make the most of your extension with this stunning Ultraframe option. Light won’t just stream in from above and illuminate your new room; it will also stream in through your full-height glazing and bi-fold doors.
Use Colour to Join Your Spaces
Tiles of the same type and colour could be used inside and outside, with the exterior area becoming more like a courtyard. With your bi-fold doors fully open, the two spaces would unite and work in close harmony.
Stay Warm and Comfortable
The super-insulated columns included with this design communicate appealing sightlines and strength and provide thermal efficiency levels five times higher than a brick pier of equivalent size.
Use Contrasting Shades for Impact
Because your conservatory glass roof extension comes complete with an insulated pelmet, you’ll want to spend a lot of time in your new room. Use bright reflective colours for illumination and offset them with darker colour flooring throughout.
Other Design Options
The Performance Conservatory is also compatible with our Classic Roof.
Classic Glass Roof Extension Using Our Traditional Orangery
Our enduringly-popular Classic Roof is available in aluminium or uPVC. Although the extensive use of glazing throughout its design will flood your glass roof extension, aluminium can supply structural strength in lower quantities – so you’ll benefit from improved views.
Brick Piers Add That Classic Look
Our Traditional Orangery glazed roof systems offer a refreshing contrast to the modern design of our Performance Conservatory. In addition to a glass roof, it can also support brick piers and looks outstanding when a decorative cornice is used outside to hide guttering.
Link Your Spaces Using French Doors
To continue the traditional precedent set by your brick piers and Classic Roof, use French doors that open in our out. When fully opened, your doors will connect your glass roof extension to the outside, but you’ll also be able to shut out the world when it suits you.
Make Your Extension Feel Like a Room
Your orangery glazed roof system will feature an insulated pelmet into which can be fitted lights and speakers. If your room is to be of scale, the pelmet can be made wider – and you can also add a central lighting panel into your roof’s under cladding.
You could also:
Use a mixture of pale and dark colours to create a cosy interior space and divide your room into two sections (if space allows) – a lounge area appended to a dining space. Carpet could be used to suggest a separation between these two entities.
If space is limited, your glazed roof extension should be as uncluttered as possible. Use furniture sparsely, so that passage into and out of your glass roof extension is easy for visitors and use bright colours and reflective glass on surfaces to give the illusion of space.
Other Design Options:
The Traditional Orangery is also compatible with our Quantal and Ultrasky Roof.
Some Other Inspiring Glass Roof Extension Ideas
Our glass roof extensions range also includes:
Ultrasky Roof. This stunning roof system combines the architectural appeal of an orangery with the thermal qualities of an extension. It uses glazing extensively throughout and can be fitted with our structural goal post which, although hidden, will allow you to install glass doors up to 6m in span – so you’ll never have to worry about light.
Ultrasky Lantern. If your proposed glass extension will include a flat roof, our Ultrasky Lantern is ideally suited to the needs of your project. Suitable for orangeries and extensions, it uses fewer bars and is available in sizes of 1,000mm x 1500mm through to 4000mm x 5850mm. Multiple lanterns can be used in cases of larger structures.
Livinroof. Although not technically a glass roof extension, the Livinroof allows glazing to be added anywhere in its structure and in any shape – so you can add as much glass as you like. It is more configurable than any other conservatory roof system and can be adjusted to a pitch of 5°.
Ultraroof. Also a glass and solid hybrid system, the Ultraroof lets you choose between full-height glazing or Velux windows. The fascia boards can be customised to complement the themes and schemes you’ve chosen elsewhere in your glass roof extension.
The Ultraroof and Livinroof are available as part our extensions range, are designed to meet building regulations and assembled as far as possible offsite to allow for rapid installation. They can also be used as replacement systems if the foundation and frames of your extension are sound.
The Next Step
Ultraframe specialises in the manufacture of systems designed with the glass roof extension in mind. Our roof portfolio is versatile, customisable and extremely flexible. Although you are looking for a glass roof extension, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider an orangery or conservatory. A range of options is available when you choose Ultraframe.
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Glass Roof Extension: FAQs
How Thermally Efficient Will My Glass Roof Extension Be?
Performance glass is available with each glass roof extension we install. Your glazing will deflect heat when its cold and retain it during warmer weather.
How Much Does a Glass Roof Extension Cost?
The cost of your glazed roof extension will depend on its size, the materials you choose and a range of other factors. Your approved Ultra Installer will be able to provide a quote based on your design specification.
What Shape Can a Glass Roof Extension Be?
Depending on the Ultraframe product you choose, a range of building styles are available. Lean-Tos, Edwardian and P-Shaped conservatories are just a few examples of the options you’ll be able to choose from.