With the rise in popularity for feature-rich orangery roof solutions and solid-roof conservatory extensions trade fabricator Modplan has witnessed a dramatic upturn in sales of their LEKA roofing collection.
For Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director this upturn comes as little surprise. She explains: “Recent industry feedback confirmed a trend we all instinctively knew to be happening. After years of slow-to-no growth, sales of conservatories and glazed extension products are on the rise. This is being particularly fuelled by the renovation, maintenance and improvement (RMI) sub-sector – homeowners upgrading their existing conservatories with more thermally efficient roofs and demand for feature-rich high end specification roof products. Our LEKA Orangery Roof and Warm Roof systems offers product choice to suit all domestic roof installations.”
Launched by Modplan in early 2017, the LEKA Orangery Roof is packed with features designed to appeal to installers too. It comes in kit form in four simple, lightweight pre-assembled ladder sections and all materials are pre-cut/fabricated to exact specifications. As a one stop solution, Modplan can also supply the roof lantern for a complete Orangery roof package. This construction means installation is a two man one day project (not including the lantern and roof membrane). It’s jhai-approved so paperwork is kept to a minimum too. There is also the benefit of Modplan’s legendary partnership-focused customer support that will mean installers can make the most of the opportunities the roof presents.
One of the headline benefits of the LEKA orangery roof is the U value of 0.15 W/m²K. This figure is vitally important, not least because an orangery space is likely to be used as part of an open plan kitchen and/or dining and living area. This means it is even more important for the temperature to be right. It is the perfect product for both new-build orangery style conservatories as well as retro-fit projects.
Also available is the LEKA Warm Roof system which is a solid roof that is up to 40% lighter than other solid roofs on the market. Like its sister product, it has a U value of just 0.15 W/m² and is the perfect retro-fit solution because its lightweight construction means (in most cases) the existing conservatory frame is able to take the weight without the need for complex reinforcements.
Heidi concludes: “Our LEKA roof range is a great value-added product to have in your portfolio because it taps into today’s consumer roof trends and allows you to capitalise on the opportunities this sector presents. It sits well alongside our extensive range of additional glass, polycarbonate and tiled conservatory roof products and means you can offer your customers a complete range of roofing solutions from one trade supplier.”