Posts for replacements

The replacement conservatory roof sector is booming, but installers must consider installing Prefix’s Retro-Fix posts, given the potential catastrophic events of a structural failure, the company said.

With tired polycarbonate glazed roofs being replaced with glass or solid, tiled roofs, the additional load bearing must be assessed.

Prefix said there’s a duty of care to consumers and so the sales, survey and installation process must consider the implications of a heavier roof. To put this into perspective, new glass roofs are typically four times heavier than a polycarbonate roof and the latest tiled roofs are at least double the weight of a glass roof.

Retro-Fix posts were designed and engineered by Prefix Systems specifically for the conservatory replacement market. Customers can liaise with all four Prefix branches, serving the entire UK with any structural queries relating to a replacement project, with the benefit of gaining expert technical guidance on structural requirements.

Chris Baron of Prefix Systems said: “With around three million conservatories in need of upgrade or repair, we must assess the structural implications of installing a heavier roof in all projects.”