Tony and Liesel have transformed their conservatory into an energy-efficient new extension using Ultraframe’s ‘hup!’ system.
“Our old conservatory wasn’t working for us,” they said. “It was dated; we struggled to achieve a comfortable temperature, and the old polycarbonate roof was very noisy when it rained.
“There were lockable doors between the conservatory and the house. Due to the issues we had with it, the conservatory remained unused and locked off from the rest of the house.
“We had a vision when we set about transforming the conservatory. We wanted a modern, open-plan space that would connect with our kitchen and allow us to enjoy our garden without being in the garden. It was important to us that the new space was energy-efficient because, as part of our home renovation project, we installed solar panels. We wanted to ensure that this environmental focus was carried through.
“Our builders at Fairway Construction, told us about the ‘hup!’ system and it seemed the perfect solution for our project. We loved how we could put new walls, windows and doors wherever we wanted on top of our existing base.
“Our builders explained that had we built the new extension from bricks and mortar, the new walls would have been too heavy for the existing base. This meant we would have had to create a new base, which would have added considerably to the cost.
“We chose a solid wall against our boundary wall, a gable-style tiled Ultraroof with skylights, picture windows in the gable end and bi-fold doors opening onto our garden. The build it was very quick.
“We were amazed that the new ‘hup!’ was built in just over 4 days! The speed of the transformation was quite incredible.
“Our new extension is now everything we dreamed of. It’s a beautiful, modern room that is open-plan to our kitchen, making the whole space very family-orientated. We love all being together when cooking and entertaining. The amount of light, in the extension and the kitchen, is fantastic.
“On the outside we chose render so that the new extension ties in perfectly with the rest of our home. We are delighted with how it looks, both inside and out. The only way is ‘hup!’”