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why choose ultraframe
Ultraframe - leading the conservatory industry through
innovation and expertise
Here at Ultraframe, we’ve been designing and manufacturing conservatory roofing
systems for over 25 years - our products transform your home by letting in light and adding
space. Be it standard conservatory, orangery or glass extension, the roof is perhaps the
most important element, as it has to withstand snow and wind loads, window cleaners
accessing adjacent windows and, of course, remain weather proof for a very long time.
That’s why you should insist on Ultraframe, who have well over a million installations in the
field giving the ultimate in peace of mind. Ultraframe - tried, tested and trusted.
Light and space - Conservatories
• Ultraframe have a roofing system
solution to suit every home and every
budget, with a choice of traditional or
• The Ultraframe roof is the most
configurable on the market ensuring a
conservatory can fit every home
• Ultraframe supply the widest range
of styles available and offer options
for personalisation to ensure your
conservatory, orangery or glass
extension will be as individual as you
• Our products are the most thermally
efficient on the market so you’ll be
more comfortable in the winter
• Ultraframe is the only company that
supplies ventilation in every roof as
standard. Our patented ventilation
systems are second to none,
minimising condensation and ensuring
that you can enjoy your conservatory
whatever the weather
• Choose high performance
Conservaglass climate controlled
glazing to keep you cooler in Summer
and warmer in Winter
The best products
The reassurance of a
P & T shape
• All Ultraframe roofs are engineered for
the extremes of the UK climate and
are approved by the British Board of
Agrément (BBA) to last at least 25 years.
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• Our extensive research and development
team continues to innovate and extend
the boundaries of design, so when you
choose an Ultraframe roof, you can be
certain that you’re getting the best
• Our unique software - with its
integrated design guide - draws
on weather data from the Building
Research Establishment to ensure you
conservatory is designed for that once
in 50 year occurrence of snow loads
or wind speeds. Give the retailer your
postcode to ensure compliance with
the correct structural loads which only
Ultraframe can verify through its software
Ultraframe Certificate of
We have the Ultraframe Certificate of
Authenticity – your guarantee that you
have a top quality Ultraframe roof. In each
roof we issue a registration pack for you
to complete and return. The Certificate
is a legal document that you can use to
reassure future buyers of your home that
your conservatory really does feature an
Ask your Installer for details.
In addition, you receive a free maintenance
manual when you register your roof.
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Ultraframe is a trading name of Ultraframe (UK) Ltd.
Conservaglass, Conservaflash, Ultraselect are
registered trademarks of Ultraframe (UK) Ltd.
Many buyers favour the Georgian which is a flat-fronted style that offers
excellent use of floor space due to a square or rectangular internal shape.
Each side of the roof slopes back to the centre and the resulting contemporary style is suited to the majority of properties.
The Georgian design is ever more popular, mainly due to the way it
optimises space, as the 90o corners are perfect for sofas and tables.
A gable-fronted style of conservatory adds a
sense of grandeur to any home
With a high roof slope and the same floor space as a Georgian, a Gable offers
excellent use of internal space. The front panel of the roof remains upright rather
than sloping back to the centre as on a Georgian, creating a feeling of great
height within the conservatory.
The lean-to style could be for those who prefer
clean understated lines.
Traditional or contemporary, this style is ideal for properties with limited space
under the eaves or an awkward area in which to fit a conservatory.
The pitch of the roof is variable, so that a shallow pitch could fit under a low bungalow eaves, whilst a steeper pitch would
match the roof of a terraced or detached house.
Victorian is a popular, traditional style of
conservatory, with a versatility that makes it
suitable for many house styles.
Its distinguishing architectural feature, a bay front, with either an angled (3 bay)
or slightly curved (5 bay) front, combined with a steeply pitched roof and ornate
ridge details give this style of conservatory a more classical appearance.
Victorians are available in:
three facet style – a bay front that has three main windows that give an angled
five facet style – a bay front with five main windows creating a more rounded
The larger ‘P&T’ shapes are perfect as rooms with a dual purpose, such
as a lounge/dining area through to a fun family room.
The ideal style for a larger conservatory, a P-shape can combine for example a lean-to and a Victorian, to create a versatile
style that can be used as two different living areas. Due to the proportions needed to achieve both the the P & T-shapes,
the styles are better suited to larger properties, giving a versatile floor space and impressive result to any home.
The P & T shapes take their name from the plan view of each design
The P-shape style can be specified as either a three facet or five facet Victorian or Georgian design.
The T-shape style is a combination style that is distinguished by a central projection that can be either a Victorian, Gable or Georgian.
Conservatories that are
extremely large and require
additional support to take the
weight of the roof are known as
large span conservatories and
require a portal framework to
additionally support them.
The uses for them are endless – from magnificent
swimming pool enclosures to large commercial
extensions; anything is possible due to the flexibility and
advanced engineering of the large span system.
The Lantern is probably one
of the most original conservatory
styles available, now brought
up-to-date with Ultraframe
Choosing a lantern style conservatory ensures drama
and style, representing the grandeur of times gone by.
The two-tiered effect adds a new dimension to your
conservatory and the extra ceiling height adds to the
feeling of light and space. Lanterns are typically suited
to older style period properties and are often chosen for
swimming pool enclosures or larger conservatories and
can be built in conjunction with a portal frame.
For those wanting style - with a flat roof element all
round to create what some call an atrium roof - the
Ultraframe Traditional Orangery is the perfect option
Choose from either a version with masonry parapet walls or a version with a fascia perimeter,
both feature a flat roof around the perimeter
LivinRoom is the best of both worlds, combining the light and sky of
a conservatory with the walls and ceiling of an extension.
LivinRoom is truly multi-functional, creating a pleasant and relaxing space for meditation or it can be a ‘full on’ family room.
LivinRoom offers something different to either a conservatory or an extension.
When considering Ultraframe’s LivinRoom, ensure you explore the beneﬁts
with your chosen retailer:
• Enjoy the light from a conservatory with the feel of an extension
- providing greater overall value and the best of all worlds.
• Creates a whole new dynamic to the space - a ‘real room/living room’ feel.
• You can maintain light and space by using windows all round OR
have brick piers to give a greater sense of solidity.
• Improved thermal efficiency when compared to a standard conservatory.
• This real room/living room feel means more styling and furnishing
options and the perimeter ceiling is perfect for down lighters.
Conservatories have always been an excellent way for consumers to blur the margin
between home and garden, but Ultraframe is taking the idea to a new level with its
Veranda glass extension.
The glazing bars in the roof oversail and carry the glass with it, to form a ‘cocoon’ where the consumer can sit in the
garden and be protected from the worst of the elements. The exciting thing is, there are a multitude of creative ways to
use the technology.
A variety of glass extensions can be created. Please ask!
You are already on the way to making a life changing decision by choosing a
conservatory, orangery or glass extension. Space - usable for a variety of activities
- and natural light a plenty, to banish those winter blues!
Do you stick to conventional conservatory colours/finishes or do you choose something different? Carefully chosen
colours creates a space that works best for you and your home. Please ask about our standard and bespoke colour options.
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You’ve dreamt about it. You’ve visualised just how much a conservatory could enhance
your home and your quality of life. And now, we’d like to open your mind to a whole
new possibility. The possibility of Loggia, from Ultraframe.
A unique building concept that exceeds
expectations and totally redefines the
The key inspiration for Loggia emanates
from the Italian Renaissance period.
Filippo Brunelleschi, an architectural
visionary who played a pivotal role in
the Renaissance movement, achieved
worldwide renown as the creator of
the Duomo, a spectacular feat of
engineering that today, still dominates
the panorama of Florence.
He was also credited with significant
developments in the design of the
Loggia, a roofed gallery or recessed
room open to the air on one side,
supported by ornate columns.
We’ve taken those Italian design
principles to create a new building that
combines remarkable aesthetics with
revolutionary engineering to harmonise
perfectly with British home design.
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Prepare to see your home in a completely new light. The light of Loggia.
Combining the very best of British building excellence with a generous helping of Italian inspiration, Loggia is,
quite simply, a revelation.
Check with your installer whether or not
planning permission is required (in most
cases it isn’t). If planning permission
is necessary you must submit the
appropriate application forms to your
local council before they can grant
permission. In certain circumstances
you may need to apply for Building
Regulation approval. However, this is
not required on the majority of domestic
Your furnishings will depend on the style
and décor of your conservatory and the
purpose of the room.
Choose a style
There’s a wide range of types to choose
from. View the range in the early part of
Choosing the site
Take into account factors such as:
- an appropriate outside wall of
- the square meterage available for
building a conservatory
- the room which will provide interior
access to the conservatory
- access from the conservatory into
- walls, buildings, trees and greenery
next to the proposed site
In most instances your chosen retailer
will deal with any ‘red tape’.
Having your conservatory built is a
great opportunity to re-landscape your
garden, so that the conservatory blends
in perfectly with its surroundings and
you can enjoy them together.
If you don’t have too much space, adding a
conservatory, orangery or glass extension
may not be too much of a problem.
Your chosen installation company will have
the experience and innovative Ultraframe
products to ensure that they can create
additional living space in the most awkward
Common problems to overcome are:
• Manhole covers
• Boiler flues
• Large trees/tree roots
• Situations needing extra drainage
• Sloping sites
With early planning none of these should
cause any issues. As long as your installer
is aware of them, they can plan the design of
your conservatory to eliminate or minimise
potential problems. There are many unique
features built into Ultraframe roofing
systems to ensure that a conservatory is
possible in almost any location.
Most companies employ dedicated
surveyors to check the sales persons
design will work on your property. When
the surveyor visits your home it’s a good
time to plot out the actual floor space of
your conservatory with poles or bricks on
the ground. Bring out chairs and furniture
from indoors to decide if the floor space
feels big enough and ask your surveyor
to indicate where the height of any dwarf
walls will reach so you can be sure that you
can see over them when seated.
If you have any other technical queries
about your conservatory or questions
about the construction or size, your
surveyor’s visit is a good time to get these
answered to be sure that you have ordered
your perfect conservatory. Snow and
wind loads, window cleaners accessing
adjacent windows aerial riggers - just some
of the loads your roof may be subjected
to over its life. That’s why you should
insist on Ultraframe, who have well over
1 million conservatories in the field giving
the ultimate in peace of mind. Ultraframe
- tried, tested and trusted.
Unlike other rooms in our homes, there’s no set use for a conservatory,
so you can create a room that is as flexible as you need.
Many people use a conservatory as an extra sitting room but there are many more ways to use your exciting new space.
In many homes the kitchen is the hub of
family life where we meet to chat, relax and
eat. A conservatory can provide a stunning
backdrop to a kitchen and allow the cook
a beautiful view whilst slaving over the
oven! Summer BBQs are made easy when
the kitchen is linked to the garden for a
cosmopolitan dining area.
In today’s hectic world and as more of
us work from home it’s only right that a
home office should be somewhere pretty
special. Quiet, serene and yet inspiring,
a conservatory is the perfect choice for a
home based worker and will allow plenty
of storage for files, computers and all the
other items that come with modern working
life. By closing off the doors into the house
you can get all the peace and quiet you
A conservatory can also be the perfect
space for children to play and store their
toys away from the rest of the home. By
creating a conservatory that’s a family
room, you get a space for everyone to
Building Regulations are generally not
required as long as the conservatory does
not contain sanitary or drainage facilities.
When sanitary facilities are included in
the conservatory extension, full Building
Regulations are required.
If in doubt, please ask your installer or
contact the Building Control Department
of your local council who will be able to
advise you on the specific requirements in
• An Orangery leading from a kitchen
makes a fabulous dining room
• A glass extension leading from a
living room extends the area into
a great family room and links your
main living space with the garden
• If you live in a bungalow, create a
haven to relax in with a conservatory
leading from your bedroom
Opening roof vents
heat gain due to
of sunshine should
always be considered
Better than a window, a roof vent is
a fast and effective way of allowing
warm air to leave your conservatory
Ultraframe roof vents are supplied with
either manual or electric openers.
If you opt for electric openers then
thermostats and rain sensors will allow
for automatic opening and closing.
The effect of
buildings should be a
It’s vital to the maintenance of a comfortable environment
- ventilation is often overlooked by both consumers and
manufacturers, but not Ultraframe.
The type of ventilation needed is specific to each conservatory, based on many
considerations such as size, shape and most importantly, aspect in relation to the sun.
South facing conservatories need to take into account the direct sunlight they receive in
Summer, whilst North-facing sites need to consider heating options for the colder months
of the year. Other factors to consider include overshadowing of the conservatory from
obstacles such as trees and buildings and the severity of wind and snow in your area.
If all this sounds complicated, let your installer help you select the best ventilation options
for your conservatory.
Ventilation is key within the structure of all our conservatory roofs, so you can be assured
that by choosing a conservatory with an Ultraframe roof you’re protecting your conservatory
from the elements and the potential for problems.
By specifying a conservatory with an Ultraframe roof, not only will you be able to benefit
from these ventilation features and enjoy your conservatory more of the year, but your
conservatory will have a long, trouble-free and low maintenance lifespan.
Rain sensor and
Pole operated screw
Trickle ventilation system in
A trim that fits between the wall sideframe and roof, with built-in ventilation and a slider
on/off control button.
As warm air rises, Ultraframe have developed
a ventilation system to allow this air to escape
via the roof, minimising the possibility for
condensation to form
There are a variety of options to customise the exterior and interior of your conservatory.
Here we explore just some of the ways you can add your own, unique finishing touches.
Crestings and finials
Crestings and finials are the decorative fittings that run
along the top of your conservatory roof.
A choice of crestings and finials are available with
Ultraframe conservatory roofs, dependent on which system
you choose. Ranging from the ultra-modern Pikestaff finial
and Renaissance cresting to the more traditional Classic
and Baroque combination, there are crestings and finials
to suit all tastes.
Low Profile Cresting
Low Profile Ridge /
Not all crestings and finials are exchangeable / compatible
with each other. In certain situations - e.g. colours - not all
options are available.
Rosewood / Mahogany
Ultraselect is a range of decorative strips
that style the inside of your conservatory.
Unique to Ultraframe, the strips simply
click into place enabling you to change the
design if you wish.
Lighting is important to create the right
ambience in your conservatory. Low
voltage spotlights can be fitted into the roof
of your conservatory and are available in
either a brass or white finish. A selection
of lamps and wall lights placed around
the conservatory will help to create a cosy
feel for enjoying your conservatory in the
A range of decorative ceiling fans is available
to enhance your Ultraframe conservatory
and provide additional ventilation during
the warmer months of the year. Available
in a variety of designs, with or without
light fittings and the choice of an optional
remote control, there’s sure to be a fan to
suit you. Colours range from mahogany
blades with brass fittings through to more
contemporary fans with maple and chrome
LivinRoom cross over extension (p14)
allows even more lighting options
Another important decision to make when
designing your conservatory is the choice
of glazing material for the roof – glass or
If you’re specifically wanting to bring a lot
more light into your home, then a glass
roof is the right choice for you. Ultraframe
exclusively supply Conservaglass which
is specially engineered for the needs of a
conservatory roof. Conservaglass works by
deflecting heat from the sun in Summer to
keep the inside of the conservatory cooler
and by retaining the warmth from heating
appliances in the Winter. It also features a
true self clean coating that uses the power
of the sun to break down organic deposits
and then uses rain water to wash it clean
A conservatory featuring Conservaglass
either in Subtle Blue or Neutral Clear is the
optimum glazing for your conservatory.
Further enhancing the proven technology used in Ultraframe’s Classic roof, the
new Ultraframe Classic Aluminium suite combines state-of-the-art ideas and design
technologies with elegant, contemporary profiles to provide a strong, rigid yet lightweight
system that can be configured into virtually any roof design. Powder coated aluminium is
often specified by Planning Authorities in National Parks.
Cornice is the latest in a long line of new
products from Ultraframe. Along with other
innovations to the Classic roof, our purpose
is to offer alternative or upgraded aesthetics
to the standard roof. For those seeking
the ultimate in upgrade opportunities, the
Cornice is it.
A decorative cladding that can be
added underneath the guttering on your
conservatory for an extra touch of flair.
Polycarbonate is a lower cost alternative
to glass but still provides excellent thermal
properties and aesthetics. Polycarbonate is
available in a range of colours, thicknesses
• Clear • Bronze
• Opal • Bronze/opal
• Solar control
Bevel chambered top capping
Dome chambered top capping
PVC Top cappings
The bars that run between the panels in the roof of your conservatory are covered with
protective top cappings, which aid the thermal efficiency of the roof. These PVC chambered
top caps - another unique Ultraframe feature - are available in two designs to give either a
streamlined contemporary appearance or a more rounded traditional look.
Consider your choice of floor covering
carefully. If you plan to use your conservatory
as a sitting room then carpet gives an
inviting feel. If you have children who will
be coming in from the garden, through
the conservatory, then laminate flooring or
tiles make a practical and contemporary
Underﬂoor heating with tiles
The eco roof has a 0.53 ‘U’ value, so
cold and draughts are virtually eliminated
and the whole of the room feels more
A tie bar is sometimes specified to help
support the weight of a large roof or one
that is fitted with glass. The position of
the tie bar is dictated by engineering
principles, and so they must be fitted.
Ultraframe, however has developed a
range of structural components to remove
the necessity of tie bars in most projects.
Please speak to your installer to find out
more about this option.
Heating needs to be considered early
in the planning stage, especially if your
conservatory will be North facing. There
are various options including:
Therefore, the roof only needs 788 kilowatt
hours of energy to heat – a massive 62%
less than an ordinary roof – saving you
hundreds of pounds. Also, as it screens out
the suns solar energy, it doesn’t overheat
in summer either, leading to 365 days of
• Fitting underfloor heating
• Electric wall heaters
• Freestanding appliances
freestanding appliances are a good
idea as they can be removed from the
conservatory during the warmer Summer
months, creating extra space.
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It is Ultraframe’s policy to continually seek to improve its products, processes and services, and we reserve the right to change specifications without prior notice. Ultraframe is a trading name of Ultraframe (UK) Limited