Classic winner despite market shifts

By Chris Baron, Prefix.

Conservatories are still at the heart if our business, and we are still the largest glass roof manufacturers in the UK, making glazed roofs to the highest standard.

The Classic Roof is the original and most loved glass conservatory roof developed over 30 years and engineered to each postcode. It provides quality, reliability, and is highly configurable. It is fully BBA approved and there have been more than 1.5 million installed across the UK over the past 35 years.

We have the ability to spray the roof any colour at our in house colour spray facility which improves quality and lead time.

There is still a considerable demand for conservatories and glazed extensions. While much of the talk in the industry is for solid roofs, there is still a strong market for conservatories and glazed roofs and for good reason.

The latest generation of glass roofs means conservatories are more of a permanent addition to any home and are also perfect for replacement projects. In many ways we are going back to our foundations as a business to promote our range of conservatory roofs. No other independent business in the UK has manufactured more roofs than us and we currently enjoy a notable market share serving the entire UK through our four branches.

We have dedicated marketing materials to support glazed roofs with our recently new Conservatories brochure, which show the different shapes, along with several modern-day enhancements including cornice, contemporary gutter shroud and insulated internal pelmets. Colours are also highlighted along with the colour matching service we offer thanks to our in-house spray facility.

The market is also shifting, and what you can define a conservatory is more akin to a glazed extension with the use of specialist glass in the roof and the option to add bifolding or sliding doors.

The typical conservatory market has fundamentally changed as materials, styles and consumer demand has evolved. For consumers wanting a lifetime investment, and a conservatory or extension that is rich in design, new materials and performance, we can offer the UrbanRoom, which is a full-glazed aluminium extension; the modern interpretation of a conservatory.

It boasts full-height aluminium frames, aluminium roof, bifolding or sliding patio doors to the front or sides, and our exclusive contemporary, seamless gutter shroud. The UrbanRoom is available in any RAL colour to match existing side frames as part of a replacement conservatory project or a newbuild extension to ensure all tastes and requirements are catered for. It also comes with marine grade powder coating as standard, which is perfect if you live near the coast.