Here is an interesting project we have recently completed.
We were faced with an interesting (and quite common) scenario:
The homeowner had a conservatory fitted some years ago, by a company that is no longer in business. The roof leaked, and had become detached from the frames that supported it in places. The existing sealed units had blown, and the roof bars were beginning to sag. It was cold in the winter, and like an oven in the summer. A new roof was needed!
There were a number of problems to overcome - below is a list of these, and how we solved them:
Sagging roof bars - solved by fitting bolstered roof bars Climate Control - solved by fitting K2's Celcius Performance glass Difficult to clean the glass - solved by the inclusion of the easy-clean coating on Celcius sealed units. Leaking roof vents - No need for roof vents when fitting solar-control Celcius glass. Unsightly glass joiners - Single sealed units fitted, allowing more light in and remove the risk of joints leaking.
The original roof was removed from this job, and it was found that the frames were inadequately fitted. More fixings were inserted to ensure the stability of the frames before the new roof was fitted. The roof was manufactured to fit precisely where the old one was taken from, so no scarring would be visible. Once fitted, the new roof and frames were sealed both inside and out to ensure a perfect seal and weathertight construction. Through our network of suppliers, we were able to source replacement gaskets for the original windows as they were falling out, and these were replaced as well.
The finished product is a new conservatory that can be enjoyed all year round in all weathers.
Doors and Windows (Exeter) Ltd. Our registered office is: Unit 7, Ashton Industrial Units, Ashton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8LN. Registered in England No. 04968248. Doors and Windows (Exeter) Ltd are FENSA registered No. 19061.