UltraRoofs – An Efficient and Practical Roofing System
UltraRoofs combine clever technology with stunning looks to create a conservatory or home extension that is comfortable all year round. They are designed to replace existing conservatory or extension roofs, or complete a new build. An UltraRoof’s tiled system creates levels on thermal efficiency that are unbeatable on today’s market. As well as slates, they can also incorporate large, rectangular glass panels to create a comfortable outdoor ambience which allows in natural light.
As well as allowing sky views, the glazing panels we offer also add to the thermal efficiency of your conservatory or home extension. The glass boasts solar reflection and heat retention, so you can be comfortable whatever the weather. Our glazing is also self-cleaning and therefore requires very little maintenance. While the outside of your UltraRoof consists of slates, the inside features an attractive plastered ceiling to add to the tranquil feeling.
Another advantage of the UltraRoof system is that it does not require structural bars like many other roofs. Instead UltraRoof can fit your new roof to your existing conservatory in just a matter of hours, regardless of whether it is a gable, lean-to, Edwardian, or Victorian style.
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The rectangular shape of a gable conservatory allows a profusion of natural light in. On top of this, the glazed-gable end welcomes in even more light to the room. To improve the benefits of such a style of conservatory, an UltraRoof offers both thermal insulation as well as sky views. The simple 2-facet design of a gable conservatory allows the perfect opportunity to show off grey, brown or red roof slates, depending on your desired style. It also provides enough space to accommodate any glass panels on either or both facets of the roof, should you wish to do so. This helps you recreate the outside world while in the comfort of a warm and relaxing conservatory, that you can enjoy regardless of the weather.
Lean-to conservatories provide a beautiful foundation for an UltraRoof, because they have a 1-facet roof design which allows a wealth of natural light in. The brown, red or grey slates create a contemporary look from the outside, while the interior features a plastered ceiling for optimum levels of comfort. Our thermal efficient slates reveal the authentic texture and plateaux of the engineered, low-maintenance roof covering. If you choose to incorporate glazed sections into your UltraRoof you can achieve perfectly framed view of the skies above. The glass we use is available in a clear, blue, aqua or bronze tint depending on your preferences and each is designed to retain heat along with the thermal slates.
Edwardian conservatories incorporate a classic style of a simple rectangular shape. Although this is a popular style of conservatory, it’s not unusual for an Edwardian conservatory to look a little outdated compared to its contemporary counterparts. To revitalise an old Edwardian, a replacement UltraRoof will go a long way. The front facing facet is usually solid roof tiles, while the side sections allow plenty of room for glass panels, should you wish to do so. This combination of glazing and tiles provides both thermal insulation and natural light to echo an outdoor ambience and simultaneously, keep you warm. Ridge caps join the UltraRoof facets together and to give you further variety, we offer either a sleek aluminium ridge cap with a smooth finish, or an ‘armadillo’ slate ridge cap which matches the texture and colour of your chosen roof slates.
Victorian conservatories typically feature a 3-bay or 5-bay front, which looks more softened and rounded than an Edwardian. The amount of bays again provide an extensive surface that is perfect for an UltraRoof, whether you opt for grey, brown or red slates. The slates used in an UltraRoof used advanced technology to resist expansion and retraction, so you don’t have to worry about any cracking or splitting further down the line. It’s optional to include glass panels into the design of your UltraRoof. With a Victorian conservatory, the glazing will usually consist of glass within the two rectangular sections of the roof. However it’s possible to tweak the design considering what you have in mind. You can of course opt for a full solid roof if you want to achieve a cosier feel. Each facet is joined by a traditional ‘armadillo’ ridge cap which blends seamlessly with you home, or a sleek and aluminium alternative for a more contemporary look.
UltraRoof regulates your conservatory’s temperature throughout summer and winter.
The main reason for the popularity behind UltraRoof is the benefits that this type of roof can deliver. Often with conservatories which feature a typical polycarbonate or plain glass roof, homeowners find it too cold to relax in throughout winter and overly hot in the summer. With the advancements of an UltraRoof, your conservatory remains warm in the winter and cool throughout summer. This is achieved with the thermal efficiency of the tiles and glazing panels, which is second to none when compared with other roofs on the market.
UltraRoofs are capable of achieving an astounding u-value (heat loss value) of just 0.12 W/m²K, which is why it is one of the most lightweight and thermally efficient roofing systems. The large rectangular glass panels add to the thermal efficiency while providing natural light and overhead views. To see the u-values of our glass panels, please see our Glazing Options.
Because UltraRoof is both lightweight and incredibly thermally efficient, it has earned its place as the most advanced roof on today’s market. A typical glass roof or polycarbonate roof does not give conservatories or extensions the same level of insulation, not to mention they can create an outdated aesthetic that does not complement your home. If you choose to replace your current conservatory or extension’s roof, an UltraRoof can be easily installed. The replacement simply involves removing the current roof, assessing the structural stability of your windows and doors and then installing an UltraRoof on top of the existing base. If however, you choose to replace your windows and doors during the process, we can also help with that as we are a leading manufacturer of windows and doors. As well as a replacement job, we can also help with a completely new build should you wish to change the shape or size of your conservatory.
A replacement job is an easy way of revamping your conservatory or extension without spending too much money. Having an UltraRoof installed on top of existing windows, doors and bases takes surprisingly little time with Amber Home. First of all, we perform all of the necessary checks to ensure your windows and doors are both safe and secure. Then once your current roof has been removed, a watertight covering can be installed within only 2-3 hours. Afterwards your UltraRoof can be completely installed, which can be achieved within one working day. We guarantee you’ll be able to notice the difference immediately.
Frames & Roof
So many of our customers decide to install new windows and doors while adding a new UltraRoof. This is because, over the last 5-10 years, our window and door frames have constantly improved in terms of security, thermal efficiency and aesthetics. These new windows or doors can be easily fitted to the existing conservatory base, so you don’t have to pay for foundations or brickwork. We offer windows in different styles, such as tilt & turn or casement. We also offer different types of doors, for example bi-fold or french doors. Each is available in a colour of your choosing so your extension or conservatory can completely complement your home.
If a replacement roof isn’t for you and you’d rather take this opportunity to rebuild your conservatory or extension completely, that is of course available to you. Many homeowners choose this time to create a space that is more suitable to their lifestyle by expanding their conservatory or expansion. While replacing an UltraRoof is incredibly easy, fitting an UltraRoof to a new build is also very straightforward and quick so you don’t have to worry about ongoing disruption around your home. It can be installed within one working day. Also every UltraRoof is pre-assembled at a factory, meaning there will be little excess waste on site.
UltraRoof consists of solid tiles which create an abundance of thermal insulation, this in addition to glazing panels makes up a stylish yet incredibly practical space to relax in all year round regardless of weather. The slates used in an UltraRoof are made of polymer and are durable, yet look considerably like their traditional counterparts with natural peaks and plateaux. Our slates are usually fitted 12 at a time, so the process is not drawn out for you. There are also three colours of slates available, including carbon grey, harvest brown and terra brick (red). In addition to this, we offer further variety with the ridge caps, as we have an ‘armadillo’ style ridge cap or a smooth aluminium ridge cap to choose from. Our glass options are also available in different colours, such as bronze, aqua and blue, each type offers solar heat reflection and light transmission.
Should your project require Building Regulations approval, UltraRoof can receive it easily. This is due to the fact that UltraRoof is an LABC (Local Authority Building Control) and LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland) approved roof system. Our expert designers will walk you through everything you need to know about building regulations and can act as an intermediary to obtain approval on your behalf. Using UltraRoof gets you on a fast-track route to having your build accepted, because it is recognised by local authorities as a suitable and safe building product. While building regulations may sound complicated, we take out the stress for you so you can have a dream conservatory that complies with legislation as soon as possible.
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.