Polycarbonate is a special type of translucent plastic that is used in most conservatory roofs. It has been developed to provide a light, inexpensive and easy to install alternative to glass, whilst still offering similar levels of heat insulation and light transmission to standard double glazing. Lifestyle offers you the choice of 16mm, 25mm or 35mm polycarbonate – with the 35mm option offering the higher level of performance due to its increased thickness.
The Aspire 35mm system, which is 40% thicker than ordinary polycarbonate provides exceptional levels of thermal insulation, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer, whilst at the same time, reducing sound transmission and unwanted glare. Combined with high performance standards and minimal maintenance the Aspire system offers very real benefits to the homeowner.
Blocks out the least amount of day light. While this option is know as clear it is still a multi layered plastic so you don’t get the same effect as clear glass.Bronze
This has a slight tint to the glazing designed to take the edge of the incoming sun lightOpal
This has a white or peal finish and blocks out as much direct light as possible. This is an ideal option as with opal polycarbonate roof blinds are not required. The opal finish reflects a lot of light and actually feels a lighter room than with bronze tinted polycarbonate even though opal blocks out more direct light. For this reason we also fit opal polycarbonate in a lot of north facing conservatories.Bronze on Opal
This is a mix of two finishes bronze on the exterior and opal on the interior. This finish is designed for wood-grained finished conservatories; the bronze exterior finish is a better match to either mahogany or light oak. This finish proves very popular in white conservatories as well because the bronze exterior doesn’t show up the dirt !!!Smart Polycarbonate
This polycarbonate is available in a choice of colours and it is fitted with a solar control reflective insert that provides protection from solar gain and excellent U values. The reflective inserts reflect approximately 80% of solar gain which can make a massive difference to a conservatory with a southern perspective. We have this on display in our conservatory village so you can see the difference in appearance and in natural light.Glass:
Glass is the alternative glazing option for conservatory roofs. There are several specification, cost and design constraints linked to selecting glass for your conservatory roof which a member of our team can advise on further. Our most popular product is the Celcius Plus Solar Control Glazing. (A full Celcius Plus brochure is available for down load on this page)Benefits:
Celcius Performance Glass - Clear Conservatory Glass
Celcius Performance Glass - Elite Conservatory Glass