Conservatory roof opportunities

Emplas has launched the new tiled UltraRoof380 light-weight and high performance solid roof system, opening up access to the rapidly growing conservatory roof replacement market.

According to ‘The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain’, (Palmer, October 2016) the market for replacement conservatory roofs was up 62% in 2015 to 11,200 installations, and is forecast for continuing growth through to 2020.  

Manufactured by Ultraframe, the UltraRoof380 has been developed to tap into this growth area as a replacement roof system and as an alternative to traditional extension roofs.

It weighs in at only a little more than a traditional glass roof at 38KG/m2, which means it can sit on existing window frames and fitted in as little as a day.

Available in carbon grey, harvest brown and terra brick finishes, engineered copolymer interlocking roof tiles offer a strong aesthetic match to traditional roof tiles and slate finishes.

John Leary, sales and marketing director for Emplas, said: “This ease of installation, coupled with genuinely exceptional aesthetics, delivers significant opportunity to installers in a rapidly growing sector of the market.”

The lightweight modular system can also be designed to accommodate Velux-style roof-lights or far lower cost roof windows. An internal pelmet, replicates a more substantial orangery style internal aesthetic.  

“The conservatory replacement sector is a major growth area for installers,” John said.  “This is being accompanied by a move away from those traditional Edwardian and Victorian-type extensions towards more flexible sun room, orangery, orangery/conservatory type cross-overs and ‘family living spaces’.”