Glazed Extensions FAQs | Ultraframe Home Improvements
Fully Glazed Conservatories and Extensions FAQs

Will My Conservatory Be Too Cold To Use During The Winter, Or Too Hot During The Summer?

No, your conservatory should be suitable for any conditions. Conservatories are spaces which you can use all year round. Unfortunately, for some older conservatories, there’s no way to stop a conservatory overheating or being too cold in the winter, including using cooling film or purchasing expensive conservatory blinds. Our conservatories should lead to decreasing energy bills, however, we have heating options available if necessary. This includes under floor heating and loggia heaters. We can also install Ultraframe Smartglass for increased conservatory insulation.

How Much Value Will A Conservatory Add To My Home?

As a rule a glazed conservatory can add up to 5% value to your home. However, this is circumstantial. For example, a poorly built conservatory can actually detract value from a property, whereas, in a buyer’s market, adding a modern kitchen extension could make your home more desirable. The question becomes not how much value does a conservatory add to your home, but rather, whether adding a conservatory is worth it in terms of the quality it adds. This is why it is wise to always select a reputable installer and, unless experienced, not to attempt a D.I.Y conservatory. For Lancashire conservatories, Ultraframe Home Improvements are based within the Ultraframe UK, the roof manufacturers. Therefore, it would make sense to consider U.H.I for your conservatory renovation.

Are Ultraframe Home Improvements Conservatories FENSA Regulated?

We’re happy to sat that Ultraframe Home Improvements is a member of FENSA (Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme).

What are FENSA regulations?

FENSA was established as a Compliant Person Scheme (CPS) in response to building regulations for double-glazing companies in England and Wales. Within the window and door industry, FENSA is the longest established CPS. FENSA members have the ability to self-certify compliance to building regulations, without the need for a separate assessment from an external agency such as Building Control.

What does this mean for you?

As members of FENSA, the ability to self-assess means that we can sign off on builds. Therefore, the installations process is faster for you.

I’ve Inherited An Older Conservatory And It Needs Improving, What Can I Do?

In some cases your existing conservatory base is suitable for fitting new conservatory and orangery frames and roofing. Despite this, there are protocols and limitations which can affect this. These vary from site to site, so we’ll need to examine the existing structure before we know whether its possible. However, if you’re looking for more cosmetic changes to an existing conservatory, we have a vast range of PCVu windows & doors, composite Rockdoors and sealed units. For more information click here.


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