- Prefix Systems (UK) -

A re-defined conservatory offering


Chris Baron and Chris Cooke

Prefix believe that we are entering a new era for the conservatory market that will affect everyone throughout the supply chain, culminating in consumer demand for a wider range of solutions for extended living.

The fact that the typical conservatory market is now beginning to morph into the extended living and extension markets is great news for the industry. With conservatory installations now relatively stable at around the 90,000 market the challenge is to entice consumers with new products.

The Garden Roof roof from Prefix, has over the last 15 months been hugely successful for their customers such as T&J Conservatories in Manchester and Artisan Windows in North Wales. This tiled roof solution has been specifically developed by Prefix to be structurally robust yet incredibly easy and quick to install on site.

While the Garden Roof roof has helped bridge the conservatory and extension markets, it’s also been hugely successful for the replacement market. Again Prefix has developed it’s own structural Retro-fix posts for this very sector. Consumers also continue to look at more premium options for conservatories in the form of new colours such as Irish Oak, Chartwell Green and even Anteak, along with the Cornice gutter shroud product. The premium conservatory has now arrived and Prefix will be announcing further developments during the coming months.

Prefix Systems are no longer just a BBA approved conservatory roof fabricator, but are more of a specialist in the extended living area market as their debut at Grand Designs Live in 2013 ably showed. Installation companies need to be assured that they have access to the widest possible range of products and necessary support for what is a changing market.

Chris Baron and Chris Cooke, co-director of Prefix commented: ‘We want to give installation companies the broadest possible product range and back this up with our recognised and revered levels of support. The market is changing and alongside our partners we fully expect to lead it’s development.’

For further information and free copies of their new Garden Room and A New Room brochures contact the sales office on 01254 871800,



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Prefix Systems (UK)

Prefix Systems is the UK’s largest independent fabricator of conservatory roofs with a history that dates back to 1996. Run by Chris Baron and Chris Cooke, the leading Ultraframe fabricator operates from a head office in Clayton-Le-Moors, Lancashire and from two further manufacturing sites in Northamptonshire and Swansea.

Prefix is the only conservatory fabricator in the UK with a number of regional fabrication facilities which provides the necessary expertise for the local market and the added support that goes with it. Prefix was arguably the first fabricator in the UK to provide a wide range of laminated colours which now extends to 10, along with a unique cast iron effect for gutters.

The company also has considerable expertise in portal frames and in the retro-fit market. There is an estimated replacement market of 3million conservatories and with their Retro-fix and Multibeam products developed with Window Widgets, Prefix is set to take a lead in addressing this important market sector.

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