Conservatory transformed

Leka Systems fabricator, Boringdon Plastics, has completed the fabrication of a 16.5m x 4.2m Leka Warm Roof for a conservatory refurbishment project at Torr Home, a premier care home in Plymouth, Devon.

Torr Home is set in a substantial 19th century country mansion in the highest part of the city of Plymouth. The building has extensive grounds and enjoys panoramic views over the city of Plymouth, as well as Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. One of the best places to enjoy the views is in the home’s large conservatory.

However, like many ageing conservatories, it was too cold in winter and too hot in summer. It was also reaching the end of its useable life and had started to leak, which meant it couldn’t be used by the home’s residents.

Tom Henwood of Boringdon Plastics said: “The size and scale of the replacement roof was exacting and we worked closely with the builder to ensure everything ran smoothly.

“The new Leka roof has transformed Torr Home’s conservatory. It is now is a year-round habitable room where residents can enjoy the impressive views at a constant, ambient temperature.”

Boringdon Plastics was an early adopter of the Leka roofing system and is the exclusive fabricator for the county of Devon. Tom said: “Leka roofs are suitable for both domestic projects and commercial projects like Torr Home. The flexibility of the roof’s design and its high-end properties mean it can support all retrofit and new build applications, even largescale projects as this one.”

Leka products are designed to offer a lightweight and modular system that is fast to fit, saving time on site. The products are approved by jhai, and MFA Building Control to speed up compliance administration and come with a 40-year warranty.