The ‘any shape, any size’ credentials of the 2nd-generation Ultraroof tiled roof system from Ultraframe, have been perfectly showcased in an L-shaped conservatory transformation project.

The Kerr family’s conservatory was leaking, poorly insulated and looked tired, and so they decided that the time had come to transform it into a beautiful and thermally efficient new living space.

After spending time doing research online, they came across the Ultraframe range of conservatory and extension roofing systems and the performance and endless design options of the Ultraroof system immediately appealed to them.

Explaining more about the decision-making process which led them to their L-shaped Ultraroof extension, Mrs Kerr said: “We were impressed by the quality of the Ultraframe product range and in particular, the Ultraroof tiled roof system. We especially loved the fact that we could have huge glazed areas as opposed to the smaller Velux-type rooflights. It was also very fast to fit – much quicker than building an extension in the traditional way.”

Ultraroof is indeed far faster to fit than building a traditional slate and timber roof and the 2nd generation system is now a further 20% faster to install.

Research carried out by Ultraframe in February 2019 found that when consumers choose a tiled roof, as well as considering the aesthetic and thermal benefits, they want to feel that they are choosing something which is more like an extension, rather than a conservatory. Unlike its competitors, Ultraroof is not based on conservatory roofing technology and its 380mm box beam means that no matter what the style or shape, Ultraroof will never need a tie bar – ever.

The wide box beam also ensures that the eaves is always properly insulated and above it, air flows under the tiles, eradicating the risk of condensation which has the potential to be a problem on other systems.

The consumers involved in the research were impressed with Ultraroof’s unique internal pelmet. This not only creates a spacious vaulted feel but also provides the perfect space to house speakers or downlighting. An extended soffit option further adds to the extension-like feel of the system, providing the perfect spot for lighting to be positioned on the exterior of the roof.