Conservatories & Solid Roofs
A conservatory is a cost effective and enjoyable way to add light and space to your home. Also; because most domestic conservatories are exempt from mainstream building regulations and planning permissions; they can be built with the minimum of fuss. Aluminium conservatories are a great way to make the most out of the outside view, with the sleek thin frame design and larger glass area; you can feel more like you’re in the outdoors without having to face the bad weather. Even though you might think that the aluminium frame will not be as strong as the bold PVC frame, you will be surprised with the results; as aluminium is so strong that it can be used for making roofs, facades, winter gardens and many more. The strength of the material makes it preferable in the construction of protective doors and fire barriers.
• LABC Approved (Minimise building control checks & approval process)
• Keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer
• Can be used with almost any roof finish
• Achieves a U-value down to 0.12 W/m2k
• Fast installation
The lantern conservatory style was the original conservatory style when they were known as orangeries. For those with the right budget, a lantern conservatory style makes a fantastic statement of grandeur and elegance. Lantern conservatories feature a two-tier roof on different levels, creating a ‘wedding-cake’ effect. The two levels are separated by a row of windows that is highly stylish and makes this style ideal for period properties of Victorian and Edwardian vintage, where relatively plain conservatories might not match the grandeur of the existing windows. With the frame being aluminium; it’s an even better way to renew your vintage home and keep it traditional, but with a striking touch of modern finesse. Here are a few things that you need to know when considering buying an aluminium lantern conservatory: • Ensure that you have internal beading on your glass, which prevents people from moving the glass externally. • Doors should be fitted with Multi point locking systems. • Windows should be fitted with a shoot locking mechanism which pushes two bolts into the actual window frame • Force resistant hinges should also be fitted to all windows and doors. • Ask your installer if your conservatory is covered by BS7950/7412 which is awarded for improved security requirements of mechanical loading, human intervention and glazing security. • If you are having a glass roof ensure you are getting toughened glass.
Conservatories have always been an excellent way of merging the divide between home and garden. With that said; the veranda is pioneering with its different design and feel, the glazing bars in the roof over-sail and carry the glass with it, to form a protected pocket where the consumer can sit in the garden but be protected from the worst of the elements. Moreover, on a warm day – by using large in line sliders or bi folds – the consumer then has a much bigger space to enjoy, perfect for families. Colour options can be selected internally or externally, which again helps with the positioning of the veranda as something altogether new. There are different styles of verandas that you can choose from and can be executed in a number of ways to match your requirements:
• Between two walls of the same length
• Between two walls of varying lengths
• On top of glazed side frames
• Mono pitch or duo pitch
It takes a lot more than frames and glass to create your ideal conservatory, it takes a huge amount of technical know-how, engineering experience and even an element of legal knowledge. At Qualplas we combine experience with high standards of creativity to produce quality conservatories that will look good and protect you from the elements for years to come. Our fitters will create your conservatory out of high-spec frame systems from VEKA, Ultra Frame, and Smart Systems the world leaders in PVCu & Aluminium.
There are many different styles of conservatories to choose from, some examples of which are on the right.
Orangeries are both traditional and contemporary, comparing to a combination between conservatory and traditional extension styles. With their brick pillars, orangeries offer more privacy than conservatory styles and the interior height provides a breath-taking focal point through which light floods in to your home. Your orangery will also offer a seamless link between your home and garden. The orangery dates back to 17th century Holland, when relations between the Dutch and the British were good. The concept, though, may be much older. There are records of buildings similar to orangeries in 14th century France, and the Romans had built greenhouses many years before that. Taking all that in to account; the orangery style conservatory is the perfect way to add an eye catching stroke of class.
PVC Livin Room
Purchasing a PVC living room is a cost effective way to add a contemporary feel to our conservatories. Ultraframe has added to their roofs the internal pelmet which cleverly adds the option to install down lights whilst hiding all the cables. This pelmet can then be plastered and painted to match the internal wall of your conservatory to give it a “Living Room” feel. The glazed roof brings in a ray of glistening light from the outdoors; while you still have the feel of being in a cosy living room in your home. Many consumers use this type of extension as family rooms, kitchen/diner extensions, studies and even games rooms. And unlike standard conservatories because of their design; a living room conservatory offers enhanced thermal efficiency.
A loggia is a completely new way of building an external living space. Ultraframe have designed, manufactured and introduced this unique and stylish contemporary extension. Available in three styles, the loggia is a modern building system that provides the best way to build the best rooms. It builds jaw dropping extensions, replaces the traditional conservatory and makes orangeries affordable. Beautiful, comfortable rooms all year round, which add value to your home and everyday living.
Guardian Solid Roofs
If you are looking to add extra value to your home then the Guardian Roof is the perfect addition. The Guardian roof allows you to have an extension to your living space that you can use all year round. Externally the Guardian Conservatory Roof is an apex predator to its conventional rival, insofar as its tiles and cappings are streamlined and unobtrusive. Not relying on bulky portal frames, concrete or brick columns, and its lightweight facet provides for more options in relation to window and door selection. The Guardian Roof offers contemporary or traditional finishes internally. Choose from a plaster finish or timber/PVCu cladding. You can also add some fantastic finishing touches with concealed lighting. The options are endless and provides the scope you require to produce your own beautiful and unique look for your home.
realROOF Solid Roof
Combining the very best of British design and engineering realROOF is an exceptional roofing system that redefines the way roofs are built. Externally or internally you’ll soon recognise that you are seeing superior design, superbly crafted. Whether your home is modern or traditional the purchase of a realROOF will compliment it perfectly. On the inside, realROOF delivers a magnificent vaulted, plastered ceiling to enhance the feeling of light and space. This provides you with flexibility, raising the possibility of complete harmonisation with your connecting room and décor.