Glazed roof market ‘still big’

Glazed roofs for a wide variety of applications continue to be at the core of sales for Prefix Systems, the company has reported.

The company said it has seen ‘considerable change’ in the specification of the conservatory roof over its 22-year operation, with more choice than ever before in terms of colour, glass specification and architectural detailing. For example, Prefix has invested in a new paint line to cope with growing demand for colour roofs. T

The evolution and increase in demand for glazed home extensions has come about in two distinct roof forms, the company said: true orangeries (such as the iX250); and the glass and tile hybrid, in the form of the impressive WarmRoof hybrid.

The iX250 uses a fully insulated, structural deck, which is supplied in easy-to-handle ladder sections and is topped off with a glazed lantern roof, including the Prefix Opus hardwood timber offering to the inside face.

The WarmRoof hybrid combines the solid WarmRoof, with triple glazed panels integrated into one structure.

Chris Cooke, co-director of Prefix Systems, said: “Prefix was built on the success of the conservatory roof sector and this remains very much the core of our business 22 years later. There’s considerable scope for new thinking in conservatory and extension design and we’d like to think we’re at the cutting edge of this new view, with an unrivalled product range, combined with our renowned levels of customer service.”