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Retro-Fix posts a must for replacements says Prefix

The replacement conservatory roof sector is booming, but installers must consider installing the Retro-Fix posts from Prefix Systems, given the potential catastrophic events of a structural failure. With tired polycarbonate glazed roofs being replaced with glass or solid, tiled roofs, the additional load bearing must be assessed.

There’s a duty of care to consumers and so the sales, survey and installation process must consider the implications of a heavier roof. To put this into perspective, new glass roofs are typically four times as heavier than a polycarbonate roof and the latest tiled roofs are at least double the weight of a glass roof.

Now celebrating over a decade in the market, Retro-Fix posts have been designed and engineered by Prefix Systems specifically for the conservatory replacement market and they were the first and still the only company with such a development. Customers can liaise with all four Prefix branches, serving the entire UK with any structural queries relating to a replacement project, with the benefit of gaining expert technical guidance on structural requirements.

It's a simple process as whatever the roof configuration, Prefix can offer guidance on the use of Retro-Fix posts. Where they are specified on a project, it’s important to note that they are designed to blend in with the new structure, which makes it a big plus with the consumer from a finished design perspective.

Chris Baron of Prefix Systems commented: ‘With around 3 million conservatories in need of upgrade or repair, we must assess the structural implications of installing a heavier roof in all projects. We’ve got over 10 years’ experience in this and a unique, structurally proven product in the form of Retro-Fix, so why not use our expertise on your next replacement job?’


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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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