Hybrid goes double

The Warmroof hybrid roof from Prefix Systems will now be made available with a double glazed unit as standard, providing installers with significantly lighter units to handle on site.

An upgrade to triple glazing is still available for consumers who wish to have the most thermally efficient option.

The hybrid variant has brought full length glazed units from eaves to ridge into the overall design, allowing for a greater passage of light in the room.

The new double-glazed units have a U-value of 1.0W/(m2K), and Prefix recently standardised a plasterboard finish to the inside reveals of the glazed hybrid elements in the roof, providing an appearance typical to that of a standard extension construction, but with large glazed areas.

Chris Baron, co-director of Prefix Systems, said: “We listen to the needs of our customers and so the move to a double glazed unit as standard will make onsite installation and handling far easier given the weight reduction. However, the 44mm triple glazed unit will still be an option for consumers.”