Conservatory specialist, Prefix Systems, have just launched their eagerly anticipated Gardenroom roof, which is set to open up an entirely new market segment for it’s nationwide network of installers.
Conservatories are evolving, driven by the more progressive installers in the industry, along with consumer demand for a new generation of living space. A conservatory is still a very aspirational product, even more so with recent technological advancements and new product launches, but we are also experiencing a number of homeowners seeking something more in keeping with house design.
The Gardenroom roof from Prefix Systems has been in development for some time and is designed for both new installations and the emerging replacement market. The structure features a different approach to roofing a conservatory, using fixed joints at the ridge which are more in common with traditional methods of roof construction, helping to provide a very stable structure.
Pitches from 12.5 to 40 degrees are available as standard, with lower pitch variations available on request, with roof designs in lean-to, Georgian/Edwardian, gable and Victorian variants. The Gardenroom roof has also been designed with a number of unique features including new oak struts, which provide a contemporary twist to a traditional truss, or tie bar in a conservatory, to increase the spanning capabilities.
Further design features include an eaves overhang to mirror traditional roofs and impressive insulation values as low as 0.17W/m²K. The fundamentally important insulated eaves combined with a continuous top layer of insulation, means condensation is eradicated, through the unique design features on the Gardenroom roof.
Inline with a value added product, there is a 50 year warranty on the roof tile and where the customer wants the Gardenroom roof to match the existing house tiles or slate, Prefix can supply their proven Retro-fix posts to support the larger roof loads with slate or tiles.
Installation time is very quick thanks to the pre-engineered roof panels, which have the insulation already fixed and simply drop into place between the aluminium frame, leaving the inside ready for the plaster board to be fitted. Velux rooflights are also available, with the panels pre-prepared for these to fit in without any additional on site preparation.
Chris Baron and Chris Cooke, director of Prefix Systems enthused: “We absolutely thrilled with this new development, which is a radical deviation from a typical conservatory roof. It is also the result of our own R&D process, something that we are truly proud of and we believe that we are taking the additional living space conundrum to a new dimension.”