Specialist toughened glass manufacturer TuffX Processed Glass are launching a new product which will give conservatory roof installers a more cost effective alternative to the solid tiled conservatory roof replacement. Called Ambi-Solid, the new solid glass roof system is lighter, quicker and easier to install than traditional solid tile effect roofs.
Graham Price, TuffX’s Managing Director, explains, “In recent times there has been an explosion in solid tile effect roofs to satisfy the dilemma of a conservatory being too cold in winter and too warm in summer. But while this option is fine for some, a conservatory is sold as a light and airy light-filled space and a solid tiled effect roof will not only make the conservatory a darker space, but it can reduce light to adjoining rooms too. With Ambi-Solid you now have the option of a solid glass panel solution which eliminates the too hot, too cold dilemma but without loss of light. In short, with Ambi-Solid you have the best of both worlds.”
The Ambi-Solid Glass is a 24mm double-glazed unit that can be used in all or part of the roof, offering total flexibility for the customer. The remaining panels can be replaced with tinted high performance conservatory roof glass to match the performance and aesthetics of the solid glass. The Ambi-Solid Glass Panel has an impressive U-value of just 1.1 W/m2K and can improve the energy efficiency of a conservatory.
The Ambi-Solid Glass is around 50% cheaper than a solid tile effect alternative and requires no structural work to the roof in order to accommodate the panels. The solid glass panels are quick and easy to fit and no additional tradesmen are required to complete the roof as you can often find with solid tiled roof systems. Furthermore, because installers are not having to change the structure of the conservatory into an extension, as you would with a solid tiled roof, the Ambi-Solid roof is exempt from Building Regulations too.
As you would expect from a market-leading glass manufacturer, TuffX spent much time analysing the market before developing the product. Graham explains, “Our research has shown that homeowners clearly enjoy a viable alternative to a full roof replacement.
They welcome the benefits the Ambi-Solid Glass can offer in terms of light, speed of installation and cost. And because the product offers 78% solar heat reflection, they have a room that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons too.”
It’s clear to see that the Ambi-Solid glass roof system delivers in all areas: it has outstanding performance properties while offering a real alternative to solid tiled effect roofs. And that’s why Ambi-Solid Glass has joined the other products in TuffX’s portfolio as one that adds true value where it matters.