Blurred lines

Homeowners are gravitating towards new living spaces that give them a more room-like extension feel, according to new research.

Ultraframe’s marketing director Alex Hewitt said: “The lines between what defines a conservatory and an extension are becoming increasingly blurred, with many homeowners now favouring structures that may be based on conservatory principles, but are closer in terms of their appearance and thermal performance to an extension. 

“Our Livinroof system is just one of our products that allows our customers to get their share of this burgeoning market. Externally it features a solid roof in on-trend anthracite grey which can be complemented with glazed panels wherever the homeowner desires, while the plastered internal vaulted ceiling creates that all-important extension feel.”

Livinroof can be configured into any shape or size that can replace outdated conservatory roofs to transform the space below into a thermally efficient room. 

Conservatory transformations and new build extensions can be achieved with the minimum amount of hassle and at a much more reasonable cost than adding a traditional slate and timber roof, the company said. Livinroof is simple to fit and can achieve a U-value as low as 0.16W/m2K.

Cardinal Home Improvements’ co-owner Steve Battye said: “As the solid roof market took off, we knew that this was a profitable sector that we wanted to get involved in. Livinroof has allowed us to move into the profitable extensions area of home improvements. We were confident when Ultraframe launched Livinroof that their solid roof solution would be the best – and we weren’t wrong.”