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As we manufacture and install a wide range of small extensions we have developed a wide range of roofing products and suppliers to make these weather tight.

This section is designed to give an overview of the wide range of products we could install at your property.

Traditionally timber cut roofs would have been used with slate or concrete tile. In the 1980’s we began installing a range of uPVC and aluminium frames to create polycarbonate or glazed conservatories.

Most recently alterations in planning laws have made it easier for homeowners to have installed solid roofs on their conservatories. The change in the law has lead to the rapid uptake of Tile Effect Roofs and Orangeries as more products are being created to suit different needs.

Browse this section to get more of an idea of the kinds of projects we undertake.

Polycarbonate roof

As with the glass roofs, we use the Global Conservatory Roof, this has a robust aluminium sub frame clad with either uPVC or aluminium to suit the project’s requirements. Polycarbonate glazing panels offer the most cost-effective roofing solution, but these are noisy in heavy rain. They come in a range of colours and thickness although we tend to use a 25 mm opal polycarbonate. See an example of a polycarbonate roof on our Facebook album.

Key Features
  • Global Aluminium Sub Frame
  • Polycarbonate Roof of which many colours are available
  • Cold in the winter
  • Warm in the summer
  • Noisy in the Rain
  • Low cost

More designs: Facebook Gallery

Glass roofs

As with the glass roofs we use the Global Conservatory Roof, this has a robust aluminium sub frame clad with either uPVC or aluminium to suit the project’s requirements. Pilkington self cleaning glass roofs are the most commonly used as they allow you to see out and over time, they clean themselves. Planitherm 4Seasons glass is a slightly more expensive option, but offers self-cleaning and the best thermal insulation in a double glazed unit. See an example of a completed glass conservatory roof on our Facebook album.

Since 2005, we have manufactured the Global Conservatory Roof. This has a robust aluminium sub frame clad with either uPVC or aluminium to suit the project’s requirements.

Key Features
  • Standard double glazed units have aluminium spacer bars and are air filled
    • A- Rated Double or Triple Glazed units are available
  • Pilkington self cleaning glass roofs are the most commonly used as they allow you to see out and over time, they clean themselves.
  • Planitherm 4 Seasons glass is a slightly more expensive option, but offers self-cleaning and the best thermal insulation in a double glazed unit.
  • See Glass thermal efficiencies from our suppliers website – Glass Systems

More designs: Facebook Gallery

Orangeries

Orangeries are similar to conservatories, however they have flat roof with a glazed atrium.

Recently, there has been a shift from traditional conservatories towards a room that can be used all-year round. In a way, this has promoted the use of orangeries.

Although our orangeries are similar to conservatories in the way the base is constructed and the use of windows and doors, we prefer to use solid walls in the corners to form strong pillars on which we can install a well-insulated timber roof. The roof is covered in a protective layer of fibre glass, on top of which a glass atrium is placed.

Key Features
  • Mostly glazed structure
  • Structural pillars
  • Robust timber flat roof, at least 120 mm of insulation, plasterboard interior
  • Glazed atrium with options of profile and glass

More designs: Facebook Gallery

Tiled roof

From familiar regional styles to the radically modern, urban or rural, new build or refurbishment, Marley Eternit can offer a comprehensive selection of complete pitched roofing solutions.

Marley Eternit has many years of experience in the roofing industry with a wide range of tiles and slates from the more traditional clay tiles the more modern fibre cement slates and concrete tiles.

The authentic, traditional design of the Marley Eternit Plain tile gives it the looks to match its outstanding versatility. The plain tile is especially suitable for details such as dormers, eyebrows and conical roofs as well as vertical cladding. This popular concrete plain tile comes in both smooth face and granular finishes and the choice of 9 attractive colours.

Key Features
  • Timber cut roof
  • Ventilated batten, felt and soffits
  • Wide variety of tiled and concrete products available for your desired roof

 

SupaLite Roof

Recently, several companies have started to make different types of solid roofs suitable for conservatory roof replacements. These have ranged in design and we have looked and tried out a great many of them and come to the conclusion. The SupaLite Tile Effect Roof provided Distinction Windows Ltd with the best product to suit our needs.

The roofs provided are very well designed and make installations easy. They are very well insulated, very unlikely to leak or require servicing or replacing after we have finished. If you would like more information, please visit their website.

Key Features
  • Well designed and manufactured product
  • Takes around 2 weeks to receive roofs pre-manufactured
  • Standardised roof window options
  • u-value of 0.18 and complies with all building regulations
  • JHI building control certificate on roof only
  • Wide product range, see their – Brochure

Metrotile Roof

The original manufacturers of the lightweight composite tile. This lightweight and robust product looks similar to a traditional tile but it cheaper and easier to install. We are an improved installer of the Metrotile Roof and if required we can get a 25 year warranty for the Metrotiles on any roofs we install.

Metroltile tile effect roofs
  • Manufactured using a robust light weight aluminium conservatory sub-frame
  • Partly constructed on site allowing us to overcome many technical issues, i.e. use of box gutters
  • Constructed using the same insulation, timber and ply roofs, plastered inside
  • More flexibility on roof window options – Choose from Velux 
  • Saving cost as we are not paying someone else to manufacture the roof
  • Does not come with building control (however we have had one of our roofs inspected by building control it had passed)
  • Wider range of roofing tiles and accessories available, see Metrotile

More designs: Facebook Gallery

Atrium Roof

We are Manufacturers and Installers of Stratus Lantern Roof

The purpose designed Stratus aluminium lantern roof system is discreet yet stylish. Stratus allows light to flood into your home’s interior, the ideal modern lantern solution, coupling sleek contemporary looks with truly outstanding performance.

Whether you are building a new kitchen-diner extension or replacing an existing lantern roof, Stratus will help redefine your home, creating light and airy spaces for you to enjoy.

Designed from the ground up around an innovative thermally broken system

  • Excellent thermal performance – keeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Delivering the architectural refinement you’d expect of a high end aluminium lantern system
  • Slimline aluminium profile available in white or grey
  • Range of glass options from;
    • basic standard toughened double glazed units
    • to self cleaning toughened glass, argon gas, warm edge spacer bars and  SGGPLANITHERM® 4

More designs: Facebook Gallery

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