Conservatory & Orangery Roofs

Roof Design Options

Test Valley Windows use many roofing systems depending on customers requirements. Our primary roofing system is Ultraframe, and the following options are the main design choices when choosing an orangery or conservatory roof.

Roof Ventilation
Roof Vents

A roof vent is a fast and efficient way of allowing warm air to leave your conservatory. It is more effective than a window opening through the correct combination of the two is paramount. Our advisers will help you in every step of the design. Roof vents are only available with our glass options. This is because polycarbonate has to breathe, but the roof vent creates a sealed environment resulting in the polycarbonate filling up with moisture. Colour matched to your choice of roof finishing and available in 3 different opening options.

Pole Operated? A screw jack mechanism is operated using a pole. The finish options are chrome and gold.
Switch Control? This is electrically operated from a wall switch.
Climate Control? An electric opener which has the additional benefits of being thermostatically controlled and can close when it rains with the use of sensors. Climate control can also be operated as the switched option.

Trickle ventilation system in the ridge

Ultraframe has developed a ventilation system as warm air rises, to allow this air to escape via the roof, minimising the possibility for condensation to form. This is a controllable vent and can be closed if not required.

Eavesflow (optional)

A controllable vent, that discretely fits, between the top of the side frames and the roof.

Cresting & Finials

Classic Cresting – Classic Finial
Baroque Cresting – Classic Finial
Elizabethan Cresting – Sceptre Finial
Tudor Cresting – Coronet Finial
Renaissance Cresting – Pikestaff Finial
Low Profile Ridge – Ball Finial

Roof Bar Finish

In addition to our standard white PVCu here are just a few of the wood-grained colours available as standard. We can also colour your roof to any RAL colour and match this to the side frames and guttering if you wish.

Chartwell Green
Grey
Black
Cream
Green
Golden Oak

Ultraselect Options

Ultraselect is a decorative strip that adds classical elegance. The strips just click into place where the roof joins the side frames enabling you to change the design if you wish.

Conservatory Roof Glass

Test Valley Windows offer an extensive range of roof glazing options. When designing your conservatory, the choice of a glass or polycarbonate roof is an important one. To have a usable all year round extension a material that deflects heat from the sun and retains the warmth in the winter is required. The factors to take into account are; how sunny is the aspect, is privacy a factor, do you want to allow maximum light into your home and how quiet would you like your room when raining? Taking all these questions into consideration, along with the fact that conservatory glass roofs have become more competitively priced, means that around 90% of our roofs are now supplied with glass. Here we explore the sealed unit options offered by Test Valley Windows.

Overview
  • Our units are made in Pilkington’s dedicated roof glass factory.
  • All roof units are 4-16-4 toughened, gas filled and come with black warm edge spacer
Self Cleaning glass
  • Real self-cleaning. Most dirt and grime will wash away when it rains.
  • Choose from:? Pilkington Activ Sun Shade Blue and Sun Shade Neutral
  • – Pilkington Activ in blue or neutral (solar control)
  • – Pilkington Activ clear (NO solar control)
  • – Saint Gobain aqua green (solar control)
Anti Sun glass
  • Choose Anti Sun blue, grey, bronze
  • Soft coat low e (1.1) as standard, on the inner leaf
Standard Clear glass
  • Highest light transmission
  • Soft coat low e (1.1) as standard, on the inner leaf

Roof Glass Options & Specifications

Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

The thickness of our polycarbonate roof sheets is 25mm or 35mm, with a colour choice of clear, bronze, opal, bronze/opal and solar guard. Due to its better performance, we fit 35mm polycarbonate as standard at no extra cost to you. All are designed to reduce glare and minimise solar heat gain. Bronze/Opal gives a bright internal appearance even on a dull day, reduces solar heat gain and provides privacy. Solarguard limits the potential for heat build-up within the conservatory, whilst allowing light to enter the roof, deflecting solar radiation and reducing solar heat gain by up to 50%, when compared with conventional polycarbonates.

Features and Benefits

Cost Effective – Significant saving compared to glass.
Lightweight and Durable – Quicker and easier to install. Able to use larger sections, giving greater design flexibility.
35mm Multi Chambered Polycarbonate – Extra chambers increasing strength, insulation and sound proofing.
Coloured and Solar control polycarbonate – Excellent solar reflection keeping your conservatory cooler in the summer.
Excellent Value? Keeps your conservatory warmer in winter.

Every effort has been made to ensure the colours of the swatches printed above match as closely as possible the physical sheets. If you are in doubt about the choice of colour and its effect on your proposed conservatory roof we strongly recommend you ask for a swatch sample before purchase. Test Valley Windows treats polycarbonate as a generic product and will vary its supply base from time to time.

For inspiration on designing your conservatory or orangery, take a look at our Orangery and Conservatory Gallery here.