Modplan reports sales spike

Trade fabricator Modplan has reported record sales, witnessing continued growth in the solid conservatory roof market. Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s managing director, said: “For some time there has been a steady growth for solid conservatory roofs but we have seen a huge spike in demand following the pandemic. This is not totally surprising, as consumers have spent more time in their homes and are now scrutinising their living spaces more than ever before. As a result, the number of retrofit solid roofs and new build conservatory extensions has risen dramatically, as witnessed by our record sales.

“Leka products provide a clean, contemporary solution in a way that other warm roof systems simply can’t match and, because they offer a lightweight construction, they are ideal for retrofit conservatories and give installers a competitive advantage too.”

Leka solid roofs are available in a range of designs including Edwardian, Victorian, lean-to and orangery options. For customers wanting additional light options, glass panels are now available that fit seamlessly into the Leka solid roof, for design flexibility.

The fabricator claims that Leka roofs are up to 40% lighter than other replacement roof solutions. They say that in most retro-fit projects, the existing conservatory frames are able to take the weight of the Leka System without needing additional reinforcement. Aside from its versatility, Leka solid roofs are easy to install, typically taking just two or three days, including removing the old conservatory roof.

As well as offering the full range of Leka products, including the Leka orangery roof and Leka Xi modular system, Modplan manufactures a complete range of conservatory roofs, so installers can maintain a diverse product portfolio. Products include the Vertex roof, which offers a one-piece peripheral main beam with integral gutter, and can be supplied with a choice of polycarbonate, glass or tile effect panels. Also available is the Wendland range and LivinRoof by Ultraframe. All roofs are manufactured at Modplan’s dedicated roofing plant at their multi-manufacturing site near Newport, Gwent.

Heidi concluded: “Capitalising on the opportunities means understanding the trends. At the moment, there’s a drive to create more space at home, which means offering home improvement products that deliver. The Leka solid conservatory roofs are perfect examples and, with Modplan, you have a trade supplier who can help installers make the most of these opportunities.”