Monday 10th April, 2006
It is not just the remarkable standard of inspiring entries in the Conservatory Design Competition sponsored by Ultraframe, that is turning heads at Glassex this year, the creative Pavilion stand, F030 which displays the winning entries is becoming a key attraction at the show too. Specially designed and constructed by the Ultraframe design team using the new Framelock side frame system, the stand is an impressive and fitting creation to showcase the industry’s most prestigious design competition.
Vanda Murray OBE, Managing Director of Ultraframe, said: “The Conservatory Design Competition has been created to recognise the industry’s most talented installation companies and promote the highest standards in structural integrity with exceptional conservatory design. It is only fitting that such remarkable and award winning installations be displayed in a unique environment designed to mirror the innovation and creativity of the entries.”
The brainchild of Ultraframe Design and Development Director, Andrew Thomson, the stand uses Framelock, a pioneering new product set to revolutionise the conservatory industry. Developed to give the installer and homeowner maximum peace of mind, Framelock is the first dedicated and BBA accredited conservatory side frame connection system which, when joined to the Ultraframe roof, guarantees the structural performance of the entire conservatory. Framelock can be fitted with traditionally manufactured PVC frames, from most window systems manufacturers, to create the required conservatory design.
Andrew Thomson said: “The Framelock system comprises of aluminium pillars and rails that form a series of structural frames which attach to the cill, frames and an Ultraframe roof. The Pavilion stand at Glassex is the perfect example of how flexible and versatile Framelock can be, both in creative application and in overcoming difficult on-site situations.”
As Framelock is factory prepared by Ultraframe, the Conservatory Design Pavilion stand was delivered to the NEC fully glazed and installed using Clicklock boltless technology.
The category winners and runners up in all four categories: Small Conventional, Large Conventional, Innovative Design and Large Span, together with the Ultraframe Merit Award winners and the ‘Supreme Winner’ of the Glassex Conservatory Design Awards for 2006 are displayed in the Pavilion. The Pavilion also hosted a live award presentation and champagne reception for the winning installation companies.