This technique of multi-layering wood eliminates any movement in the timber, no more warping or twisting. It draws upon a tried and tested method of getting long life and structural durability out of timber. The engineered timber is constructed using many layers, each layer has the grain in the opposite direction to its neighbour. The natural characteristic of wood to warp when it gets moisture in it is counteracted upon by the layers next to it.
The number one cause of doors and windows sticking is the twisting of timber during damp weather - the use of engineered timber combats this. Such a simple technique but very effective and has been used in very wet commercial environments such as swimming pools.
The strength of the timber makes it ideal for producing long span structures which have been used in bridges and church roofs too, it's easy to see why this is a great material to build orangeries and conservatories out of.
We are the only manufacturer to use multi-layered hardwood timber throughout our range of garden rooms and roof lanterns, and we do this for the strength and durability
Attention to detail continues with the glazing, stating the importance of thermally efficient glass in such a large structure as an orangery or conservatory is unnecessary, yet so many mass produced units do not offer glass with the best properties - the room does not perform well, being too hot in the summer and too cold to use in the winter. Our modern glazing offers exceptional energy efficiency and thermal properties whilst allowing natural light in.
We use double glazed units that are nearly twice as effect as standard units. With exceptionally low u-value (the measure of the thermal insulation properties). We make the thermal efficiency of the units all the more effective by using a low conductivity material for the spacer bars and use argon gas to fill the cavity. This all adds up to 1.1 W/m2K centre pane u-value which is a 45% increase in energy efficiency when compared with standard double glazing units and a massive 80% increase in energy savings when compared with single pane glass. The financial and environmental benefits are very easy to see when considering a glass structure or building such as an orangery or conservatory.
A two stage system that ensure water-tightness, hides the unattractive screw heads and can include crestings and finials to complete the design of your conservatory or orangery - choose from traditional style or very modern designs that complement the construction and finished in a colour that coordinates with your property.
The Glazing bars consist of a support that utilises neoprene gaskets for insulation and a powder-coated aluminium capping is then used to 'cap' the glass externally. For a consistent and thorough finish, all parts of the structure are capped in this way, the hips, rafters and the main ridge. The result is a maintenance-free practical solution that completes the look of the garden room or roof lantern, with a style and elegance that continues the theme of the structure - be it contemporary or Victorian.
The beautiful standard to which our engineered timber is finished is stunning - with mouldings and trims indicative of the period of your property, but it's not just about looks; the exceptional quality of the joinery comes with security and weather-proofing benefits too.
The flush casement units are perfectly practical, the walls of the orangeries or conservatories utilise the very best of modern technology to offer you supreme weather-proofing and thermal performance. Of course there is the matter of the paint which is applied in the factory for an exceptional finish that can be matched to any colour you require.
Door and window furniture is available to suit either the modern or period style conservatory, in a choice of colours and styles to complement and enhance - the icing on the cake.
The glass is fitted room-side in our units, making it harder for unwanted visitors to gain entry by removing panes of glass from the windows or walls of the garden room, it is then internally beaded.
We employ highly experienced and conscientious professionals in many areas of the country - bringing together all the skills necessary to provide you with a fully equipped team, one that includes all the tradespeople needed to complete your conservatory or orangery from design to completion.
We choose local people with many years experience and expertise, with local knowledge on building regulations and methods, who are well versed in contacting planning and building control officers. With designers, bricklayers, plasterers, electricians, plumbers and flooring specialists, we have the knowledge and skill to ensure that the project is carried out with care and efficiency. Ensuring your project is executed with professionalism and care at every step of the way is our first guarantee to you.
You can meet your local team by visiting their website, see the - with more still to come, it is worth calling us and finding out how we can help you, wherever you are in the UK.