Designed to fit seamlessly as a replacement roof for an existing conservatory or as part of a brand new home extension, the UltraRoof is a thermally efficient tiled solid roof system that can incorporate large, rectangular glass panels, adding both luxury and comfort to your living space without compromising on natural light.
To compliment the thermal efficiency of UltraRoof, you can choose from a range of performance glazing for your glass panels, which boast qualities such as heat retention, solar reflection and self-cleaning to create a comfortable, enjoyable place to be all year round. And on the inside, an attractive plastered ceiling completes the cosy feel.
UltraRoof will never require structural tie bars, irrespective of the shape of size of the roof, resulting in the perfect fit in just a matter of hours for all types of conservatories and extensions, including both new build and renovations, gable, lean-to, Edwardian, and Victorian Conservatories.
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Designed to fit seamlessly as a replacement roof for an existing conservatory or as part of a brand new home extension, the UltraRoof is a thermally efficient tiled solid roof system that can incorporate large, rectangular glass panels, adding both luxury and comfort to your living space without compromising on natural light. To compliment the thermal efficiency of UltraRoof, you can choose from a range of performance glazing for your glass panels, which boast qualities such as heat retention, solar reflection and self-cleaning to create a comfortable, enjoyable place to be all year round. And on the inside, an attractive plastered ceiling completes the cosy feel. UltraRoof will never require structural tie bars, irrespective of the shape of size of the roof, resulting in the perfect fit in just a matter of hours for all types of conservatories and extensions, including both new build and renovations, gable, lean-to, Edwardian, and Victorian Conservatories. For more information you can use our search tool below to contact our friendly team at your nearest showroom
Solid roof gable conservatories are popular because the glazed gable-end continues to allow a significant amount of natural light into the room, so homeowners benefit from the thermal insulation and ambience of a solid roof with a plastered internal finish without completely excluding the outside world. The simple 2-facet design of a gable conservatory is the perfect canvas for the authentic roof slates used by the UltraRoof system, which are available in three colours: grey, brown and red. Of course, rectangular glazed areas can also be incorporated into the design to provide a snapshot of the skies above from within the room. Glass panels can be integrated on either or both facets of the roof, and positioned centrally or offset either towards the house or towards the gable-end itself.
Lean-to conservatories fitted with an UltraRoof are simple yet stunning. The 1-facet roof design demonstrates the overall effect of uninterrupted grey, brown or red roof slates in all their glory, showing off the authentic texture and plateaux of the engineered, low-maintenance roof covering. Incorporating one or more glazed sections into the roof design adds a whole new dimension, from every angle. From the inside you’ll get a perfectly framed view of the skies above, and from the outside you’ll see an utterly contemporary home extension that delivers benefits that traditional extensions and conservatories simply cannot. There are several glass types that can be fitted into these glazed sections – all of which are a designed to retain heat, so not to undermine the thermal insulation provided by the solid roof sections – and these come in different tints of colour including: clear, bronze, blue, and aqua.
Many existing conservatories built in the 90’s and early 2000’s are Edwardian in style, and it is common for these types of conservatory to look quite dated, particularly if the roof is glazed with translucent polycarbonate sheets. Replacing such roofs with an UltraRoof, whilst re-using the existing windows, doors and base, can revitalise the whole structure and bring it back in-sync with the rest of your property. The UltraRoof system requires that the front facet of an Edwardian conservatory roof be a fully solid section but either or both of the two side sections can facilitate glass panels so you get the best of both worlds – thermal insulation and natural light. Ridge caps are fitted on top of where two facets meet and there are two options of ridge cap to choose from: a sleek aluminium ridge cap which a smooth surface finish, or what is known as an ‘armadillo’ slate ridge cap which matches the effect and colour of the roof slates.
Victorian conservatories have a more softened and rounded appearance thanks to a 3-bay or 5-bay front, and both of these Victorian designs can be catered for by the UltraRoof system. The 3 or 5-bay front can be covered with either grey, brown or red slates and each section joined by either a contemporary aluminium ridge cap, or a traditional ‘armadillo’ ridge cap which matches the roof slates. If you wish to incorporate glass panels into the roof you have the opportunity to do so within the two rectangular sections of the roof, or you can of course opt for a full solid roof to achieve the feel of a traditional home extension. The slates used in the build of an of an UltraRoof are exclusive to the system and are design not only to retain the colour, but also to resist expansion and retraction and therefore cracking and splitting.
UltraRoof overcomes the issues of your conservatory being too hot in summer and too cold in winter.
One of the foremost reasons why so many homeowners invest in solid roof conservatories is to achieve a more thermally efficient room that offers a comfortable room temperature regardless of the outdoor weather. Older conservatories fitted with a polycarbonate roof are the best example of how the room can be too cold to use in winter, and too hot to use in summer. Glass conservatory roofs go a long way towards solving this problem and are far better at controlling the movement of heat that is allowed in and out of a room but, unquestionably, the best solution is a solid roof like UltraRoof.
Capable of achieving an enviable u-value (heat loss value) of just 0.12 W/m²K, UltraRoof is one of the most thermally efficient, lightweight roofing systems available. And, what’s more, large rectangular glass panels can be incorporated in the design to facilitate overhead natural light and views of the skies above – please see Glazing Options for the u-values of the various performance glass types that we offer.
The most advanced replacement roof available on the market today.
UltraRoof is a lightweight, thermally efficient roof that is designed primarily as a replacement for existing polycarbonate or glass conservatory roofs. In a typical ‘replacement’ project the old roof would be carefully removed and the existing windows and doors would be checked for structural stability before being prepared to have a new roof put in place. A lot of homeowners do however choose to replace the windows and doors as well – re-using just the conservatory base – such have been the advancements in window and door products since conservatories first became popular in the UK. If you do not already have a conservatory, or you wish to radically change the shape and size of it, you can of course undertake a complete new build project.
If you already have a conservatory you can minimise the cost of revamping it with an UltraRoof by replacing the roof only, and having it installed on top of the existing windows, doors and base. Existing windows and doors will, in most cases, be in a suitable condition to remain in-situ, but we will perform all the necessary checks as a matter of course. It takes less time than you think to fit an UltraRoof onto a conservatory and, once the old roof has been removed, a watertight covering can be achieved within the space of 2-3 hours and the whole roof can often be completed within one working day. Upon completion, you’ll notice the improvement in room temperature almost immediately.
Frames & Roof
The aesthetic appearance, thermal performance and inherent security of windows and doors has improved vastly in the last 5 – 10 years, which is why many homeowners use their UltraRoof project as an opportunity to replace their existing conservatory windows and doors too. You may wish to choose different coloured windows and doors to those that were previously in place, to really revitalise your conservatory, or a different style of window such as tilt & turn windows instead of casements, or a bi-fold door as an upgrade to a French door. The new windows, doors and UltraRoof can be easily fitted to the existing conservatory base, removing the cost of foundations and brickwork.
UltraRoof is of course equally suitable for new build solid roof conservatories and home extensions. Many people now choose to improve and expand their home to make it more suitable for their lifestyle, rather than moving to a completely new property. Fitting an UltraRoof to a new build project is one of the simplest and quickest stages of the process and will reduce overall build time significantly, as well as the disruption caused to you. Because every UltraRoof is factory-made and pre-assembled during quality control, there is very little excess material and waste created on-site, and our installers can create a watertight room in just one day, meaning that internal plastering and decorating can also begin much sooner.
A choice of slate colours to complement your homes roof…
UltraRoof is a slated roof system which uses polymer slates that are low maintenance and durable, yet look remarkably like their traditional counterparts with natural peaks and plateaux. Our polymer slate roof covering can be fitted very quickly, 12 slates at a time, and there are three colours to choose from: carbon grey, terra brick (red), and harvest brown. There are also two types of ridge cap to choose from: an ‘armadillo’ style ridge cap which best matches the effect and colour of the polymer slates, and smooth aluminium ridge cap which is more sleek and contemporary.
Many people choose the slate colour that most closely matches the roof on their main property, or which best complements their choice of glazing (if applicable) as we have glass options that come in several different tints, such as bronze, aqua and blue which offer varying light transmission and solar heat reflection.
We will take care of all building regulations for you…
UltraRoof is an LABC (Local Authority Building Control) and LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland) approved roof system which, put simply, means that it will be much easier to receive Building Regulations approval, should your project require it. Our design consultants will be able to talk you through the ins-and-outs of building regulations and, in many instances, we will be able to act as an intermediary to obtain Building Regulations approval on your behalf. Being an approved system means that UltraRoof is recognised by local authorities as a safe and suitable building product for many types of application, and this therefore offers a fast-track route to plans being accepted. The topic of Building Regulations can often sound more complicated than it actually is – in reality, we will do most of the work on your behalf so that your replacement or new build project complies with legislation and doesn’t pose you any problems in the future.
This orangery is made with local stone bricks to meet the farmhouse feel of the original building. Woodgrain windows and french doors also match the other windows of the property and the solid roof will keep warmth through the house.
This unique extension with windows and bifold doors made from grey aluminium brilliantly complements this family home. The roof windows and fully expanding doors let in loads of light in this modern extension.