Clearview National July 2018 - Issue 200 - Page 62

CONSERVATORIES&SOLIDROOFS Sharp looks in Spalding » » EXTRA SPACE AND LIGHT ALL year round but with no extra heating costs; these are the benefits Dan Sheppard enjoyed after choosing to cap his conservatory extension with the Skypod Acute from Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products. And, thanks to the steep pitch of 350, the new roof matched the existing roofs and looked as if it was part of the original design. When Dan and his wife Ashy moved into their bungalow in Spalding, Lincolnshire, it soon became apparent that the kitchen was too small for their needs and was, facing east, rather dark. After deciding on a conservatory extension, Dan brought in David Shaw of Shaw Home Improvements, who suggested Skypod Acute would be ideal. “I follow Eurocell on Facebook so I saw that this new version of Skypod when it was released and this just coincided with me looking at this job”, says David. “I thought it would look really good and I really like the Skypod system. A roof like this we can fit in two or three hours while another system would take half a day”. And Dan is more than happy with the result, which has exceeded his expectations – particularly the heating costs. “It’s brilliant, my wife loves it. It’s so much lighter, even in the original kitchen, and the roof looks as if it’s always been there because it matches the roof on the other side of the house. We’d planned to have a heater in the conservatory so we could use it all year round but the roof is so effective at keeping in the heat that we’ve never been cold at all – even though there have been a couple of frosts recently.” Precision engineered for quick and simple installation, Skypod can be fitted quickly and accurately because there are no mitring or awkward angles to cut – just assemble and screw into place using the pre-drilled screw holes. Available in blue, neutral, bronze or clear self-cleaning temperature controlled glass, a Skypod lantern roof provides the homeowner with exceptional energy efficiency – U-values as low as 1.0 are achievable. There are three versions of Skypod: the original, which has a fixed 200 roof pitch; SkypodSQ, a square skylight with a simple but ingenious four-hip design that lets in more natural light than conventional designs of equivalent surface area; and Skypod Acute. Skypod Acute’s 350 pitch is also ideal for more commercial applications such as schools, colleges, hospitals and offices. All three models are covered by a 10-year guarantee and available in the full colour range of Anthracite Grey, Moondust Grey, Golden Oak, Rosewood and White – with a further 30 colour options that can be made to order in just three weeks. www.eurocell.co.uk Another ambitious apprenticeship appointment » » YORKSHIRE-BASED FABRICATOR Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed apprentice James Owen, in the role of Quality Assistant within the business’ Quality department. Running several valued apprenticeship schemes for local young people, Conservatory Outlet has worked alongside Wakefield College, local job centres and Wakefield Council to support local students and job seekers by providing work trial and apprentice roles within fabricating. James began his placement in February 2017, whilst studying a Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ). During his various modules 62 » JUL 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M within his studies, James played a major part in implementing the British Standard EN ISO 9001 2015, (superseding BS EN ISO 9001:2008) across the business. James commented: “When I was first interviewed I was informed that I would be handling the company’s internal and external COPQ and complying that data into an informative spreadsheet to help impr ݙHB\[x&\\\Y[\H\HH^B[H\[܈][Y[['Bۜ\]ܞH]]X[Y[\X܋ZXY[\XHYY8'[Y\&\ܚX[B[\\H\[X\\[Y\\HX[YY[]X]]\]ۜ\]ܞH]] BܚH\ۙH[ۜ\]ܞH]][\ݙH\[\[\[\[X\H L B\X[H][H MH[\\˜Y[[[XXK'B˘ۜ\]ܞ[]] ˝Z