Deceuninck 70mm PVCU System (Either fully decorative or chamfered system)
Featuring new attractive / more subtle grey low sight line gaskets. This is a much less harsh contract against the PVCU than the usual black gaskets (all profiles have the gaskets fitted before manufacture of the frame to ensure shrinking glazing gaskets are a thing of the past).
Hermetically sealed 28mm double glazed units
Safety glass will be installed to building regulations (All low level sections / doors / sections adjacent to doors)
All glass units are manufactured to British Standards
Pilkington ‘K’ Glass
Low heat loss high performance coating
In addition to the Pilkington K glass / Low E glazing we also specify all our glass units are Argon gas filled to further improve the thermal efficiency of the glazing.
Lifestyle are also registered installers of Pilkington Activ™ Self Cleaning Glass. The worlds first self cleaning glass. (The unique dual-action of the Pilkington Activ™ coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from organic dirt, giving you not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking windows). For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the Pilkington web-site.
With a simple turn of the handle the gearbox activates up to four pairs of high strength, ‘mushroom’ cams, simultaneously driving each cam into a double-sided security striker from opposite directions. This double action locking means that any attempt to force one cam out of its closed position merely forces the opposing cam deeper into their strikers, strengthening rather than weakening the system’s security. At each end of the window sash a “shoot bolt” engages into the side of the frame preventing the sash from bring jemmied out of position.
All Lifestyle windows are fitted with an additional security catch positioned along the rear of all opening vents, providing additional protection for the weakest point of the window.
This gives all our opening vents a total of seven – eight locking points on every opening vent.
All window handles include a key locking facility but lock automatically when closed, a simple push of a button unlocks the handles.
All outward opening vents can be locked in a “night vent” position.
All doors are fitted with a hook locking system which incorporated two hook locks, a dead bolt and two cams, on French doors two shoot bolt locks are also added at the top and bottom of the door / For Added security all doors are fitted with an anti-drill door cylinder.
Crucially all our windows and doors are fully reinforced with galvanised steel to ensure maximum performance of locking systems.
Modern PVCU systems require very little maintenance to maintain their appearance and performance. The only regular maintenance which is required is every six months: lubricate the locking systems and hinges fitted to the windows and doors. WD40 or a silicone spray is suitable. This will ensure the ironmongery will out last the guarantees.
This roof system utilises a solid ridge and ring beam section with no built in ventilation – we feel this is very important as the small benefits in summer of a permanent vent are far outweighed by the disadvantages of permanent holes in the roof in winter when the idea is to conserve heat.
We also offer the K2 range of individual decorative internal ring beam finishes – these can be viewed online either on our web-site or on the K2 Homeowners web-site:
A popular request is to fit the K2 orangery roof system with no final or cresting, which is possible, however I would encourage you to consider the may look unfinished without the cresting and finial.
All our foil finished orangeries are fitted with aluminium external roof rafter covers as standard to prevent the covers from warping or twisting.
All wood-grain finished products are sprayed with a silicone spray to protect the grain finish
Stepped Lead Flashing
Fitted into the mortar line of the brickwork and finished with lead mate sealant
The lead flashing is fitted behind the external rafter cover of the wall plate for a neater finish
All frames are “FULLY REINFORCED” with galvanised steel (not aluminium) to ensure maximum performance of the locking system and structural durability.
Different elevations are coupled together using structural reinforced bay pole and corner post assembly sections
Roof wall plate and window/door frames are fixed in position with 100mm and 140mm ‘New’ sleeveless frame anchors
Window, doors and roof ring beam section are screwed together using self tapping screws
All sealed in position using high performance technical grade neutral cure silicone
The conservatory will be sealed to the house/brick base using brown silicone
450 – 500 mm Square Concrete footings – or suitable standard for local site conditions, if ground is soft we will dig further or reinforce with steel, on a sandy base we can expect to dig approx 700mm down
Bride any under-ground drains
Compacted Road stone / Blinded with sand
Damp proof membrane
100mm solid concrete floor
Insulated base and walls
Finished floor level will run through with the top of the house DPC level
All waste materials and excavated ground will be cleared from site
No provisions have been included for any landscaping on completion of the conservatory
Our range of window boards are manufactured to the highest standards using only top quality materials. A high pressure laminate gives a surface which will last for years and is scratch, heat and moisture resistant, this is bonded onto P3 MR chipboard which is compensated with laminate E backing, the back edge and the underside joint is sealed with a water resistant film (Available in a choice of colours)
Low level aluminium threshold to French doors for easier access(Reduces the amount of ‘step’ at the base of the door)
On large orangeries or conservatories with a glass roof we always manufacture each elevation of the conservatory in more than one frame and fit a 16mm weight loading aluminium connector between the adjoining frames – this makes for a much stronger/sturdier frame construction – its not just Lifestyle that can see the difference our customers have commented on how solid this makes each elevation feel when opening and closing windows and doors.
Jackie and Steve Wadsworth.
The builders especially were very good at cleaning up after themselves after finishing for the day. The end result is an orangery that is exactly what we wanted, where Lifestyle have gone over and above what was required in order to achieve a superb building that stands out for its luxury and build quality. More...