Monday 12th June, 2006
Since the launch of its new and improved climate controlling Conservaglass at Glassex 2006 leading conservatory roof designer and manufacturer, Ultraframe, has seen an enormous leap in sales of its glass units. Conservaglass is now available in Subtle Blue and Neutral Clear. New pricing ensures excellent value and lead times have been dramatically reduced.
Nick Brown, from Ultraframe, comments; “Since re-launching our high performance Conservaglass, sales have quadrupled. This is thanks to the exemplary properties of the glass, a new pricing structure and lead times under seven days.”
Nick continues; “Another benefit of choosing a Conservaglass roof is that because both the roof and glazing comes from one source, either directly from Ultraframe or from an Ultraframe fabricator, there are no errors in measurement and no split responsibility. It is just a case of a simple phone call to get the entire roofing system which really simplifies the ordering process. We then deliver to site or premises within five to seven days.”
Conservaglass Subtle Blue has an attractive blue tint which reduces the sun’s glare, whilst also allowing sufficient light to pass through it. It reflects nearly two thirds of solar energy, which prevents solar heat build up and helps to maintain a cooler and more comfortable internal environment. Both Subtle Blue and Neutral Clear, available with Ultraframe’s popular Classic range of roofs, offer extremely low ‘U’ values of just 1.1, which ensures heat is retained in the Winter months. Both options also feature an advanced self cleaning coating which uses sunlight and rainwater to break down any dirt or grime and wash it away.
Self cleaning glass needs careful site handling and additional measures to install it correctly. To ensure good housekeeping and site practice Ultraframe can supply special MS polymer sealant to install Conservaglass (in place of the usual low modulus neutral cure silicone). Furthermore a special leaflet explaining how to handle, install and clean Conservaglass is delivered with the roof and glass, ensuring correct installation every time.
Nick Brown predicts sales of Conservaglass will continue to rise. He commented; “Although inherently more expensive than polycarbonate, many people are now favouring glass conservatory roofs. Homeowners like the traditional look and transparency of glass roofs, as well as the high quality finish and natural elegance a glass roof can provide.”
Nick added; “Another development that will promote the use of glass is the introduction of a revolutionary Tie Bar Replacement Kit from Ultraframe. This Kit means that in many instances large span conservatories with heavy glass roofs no longer require tie bars, which many homeowners find obtrusive. The Kit strengthens the roof ridge and improves its resistance to deflection. It significantly reduces the need for tie bars, whilst maintaining the structural integrity of the conservatory even in extreme weather conditions. Visitors to Ultraframe’s Glassex stand will have seen the vast, uninterrupted roof vista the kit created on the stunning 5m by 4m Classic glass roof exhibited there.”
Today’s conservatory buyers are in general more demanding. They are more aware of energy efficiency, the pitfalls of heat gain and heat loss through a conservatory roof and are also more quality conscious. The new Conservaglass from Ultraframe has been developed specifically to enable installers to meet the needs of this market. Installers can provide the highest quality, energy efficient glass conservatory roofs quickly and more cost effectively to ensure total customer satisfaction.