A new breed of orangery roof design has been unveiled by Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions. The slimmest and one of the strongest mock orangery roof systems in the industry, the ‘Skyroom’ is the latest addition to the Atlas range of aluminium conservatory and lantern roofs.
Created to satisfy the current needs of the marketplace, the Atlas Skyroom is a fully aluminium, slim-line, thermally broken system which brings the much sought after contemporary designer style of an orangery at a price that’s affordable for most homeowners. With less visible profile and more glass, thanks to a 70% slimmer ridge and 30% slimmer rafter, it blends design aesthetics, outstanding strength and unrivalled thermal performance - all under one orangery roof.
Gareth Thomas, Sales and Marketing Director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, said: “We are really proud to launch this product, which is a truly exciting advance in orangery/conservatory design. With all the characteristics of an Atlas roof, the Skyroom is one of the finest contemporary looking products available. Its good looks are by no means at the expense of performance however; the Atlas roof rafter is the most thermally efficient in the UK and it is also one of the strongest glazed roofing systems available. The launch of the Skyroom brings a major step forward for an industry which is ready for a new generation of products that deliver innovation without compromise.”
The roof has been created with both internal and external aesthetics in mind. Inside, the Skyroom combines a subtle roof frame and slim 40mm internal ridge and rafter sections with maximum glazing to optimise the sense of light and space. A unique raised ring beam creates the luxurious appearance of a real orangery lantern roof, whilst unique hidden or rafter tie bar supports eliminate the need for unsightly rod tie bars. And unlike many of its rivals, there are no boss or hoods to intrude on the roof’s slim-line ridge.
On the outside, low level capping helps to minimise external sightlines and a unique 300mm aluminium cornice adds bold architectural detailing and creates the authentic appearance of an orangery. Bi-folding doors up to a width of 4000mm can be accommodated thanks to the Skyroom’s reinforced ring beam. The Skyroom is available in Edwardian or Hipped Edwardian styles and in any RAL colour.
The Skyroom is arguably the best performing roof in the UK, despite its extensive glazing. Independent testing by the BBA verifies that the Atlas roof rafter is the most thermally efficient available. The Atlas roof rafter has a U Value of 1.5 W/m2k which is twice as thermally efficient as its nearest competitor. The rafter is available with double glazing which has a U Value of 0.9 W/m2k. When triple glazed, the roof rafter achieves an impressive U value of 0.95 W/m2k and 0.6 W/m2k glass U Value. The overall Atlas roof is capable of achieving a U Value as low as 1.0 W/m2k, depending on the size and style of the roof.
Independent tests carried out by the BBA, the Queens University and independent structural engineers also prove the roof to be one of the strongest glazed roofing systems in the UK domestic conservatory market.
Gareth adds: “Consumer spending is on the rise and homeowners are set to spend £6 billion on upgrading and improving their homes over the next three years. And with almost 40 per cent planning larger projects like a new conservatory, coupled with a growing demand for aluminium, there is obvious market potential for this exciting new product. I’m looking forward to building on that potential and making the Skyroom a big name in the conservatory roof market.”
Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions is part of the £32 million turnover Customade Group. The group, which employs 250 people, also includes PVC-u and aluminium window and door fabricator Customade, the Bi-Fold Shop, Fineline Aluminium, which supplies designer architectural aluminium products with very slim sight lines, and Hourglass Seal, which manufactures glass and sealed units.
For further information, please contact Atlas on 02838 327741 or visit .