Orangeries and conservatories have to be designed with a roof system able to cope with immense loadings from the weight of the glass, high winds and heavy snow.
At Vale, we have developed a unique roof system combining timber with metal. Therefore we are able to achieve greater strengths and spans than a purely timber system, whilst incorporating double glazed units between fine glazing rafters. This system was designed over 30 years ago and it has evolved into a technically advanced system that allows for the conservation of traditional elements, such as the slender appearance.
Internally, the greatest achievement of this system is that the aesthetics are not compromised by unsightly bars and wide rafters. The fine sight lines allow for the maximum amount of light to flood into the room. This aspect is something that sets Vale apart from other conservatory manufacturers and it is one that we are particularly proud of.
How is this glazed roof system made?
Our glazing bars consist of a structural aluminium core bar which is clad internally with decorative timber mouldings and trims. Externally there is an attractive aluminium glaze bar cap which has a maintenance free powder-coating. This coating ensures longevity and is available in a choice of colours to suit your project
This roof system is also used on Vale’s roof lights and roof lanterns.
Architectural professionals and specialists recognise the engineering uniqueness of this system and its strength and beauty make it the perfect choice in the restoration of Listed and period properties.
How can glazed roofs be decorated?
Whilst many of our clients appreciate the clean lines of our roof system, roof decoration can be added in the form of simple ball finials through to highly decorative ridge cresting. Vale differ from most conservatory manufacturers by having an in-house pattern making department which provides the customer with a wide choice of detail for their project. See some examples below.
For more information regarding Vale’s roof system call 01476 564433