Save on steel

The Ultraroof tiled roofing system from Ultraframe is engineered to provide cost savings on steel goalposts for installations featuring bifold spans of up to 4m, the company has announced.

The system’s 380mm box eaves beam provides the strength that allows for these cost savings, it said.

Ultraframe’s marketing director Alex Hewitt said: “Homeowners are increasingly demanding large spans of bifolds and other contemporary doors for their modern conservatory designs, and Ultraroof is perfectly engineered to deliver a cost-effective solution, by spanning up to 4m without the need for additional costly goalposts.”

Southern Conservatories is one such company that has benefited from Ultraroof’s cost efficiency when building a stunning Ultraroof extension, which won Ultraframe’s Installation of the Month competition in late 2020.

Managing director Adrian Johnson said: “Ultraroof can support bifolds without the need for steels, where other tiled roof brands would require costly portal frames or a compromise on the size of the doors, which would impact negatively on the overall design.

“Large spans of doors are a key feature in the design of most modern tiled roof conservatories and extensions, and so to be able to offer this in such a cost-effective way is fantastic. The cost of a portal frame for this particular installation would have been around £3K retail, and so not having to use any extra support with Ultraroof means a very competitive quote against other tiled roof brands.”