Clearview North Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 88

CONSERVATORIES THE LATEST TRENDS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Prefix Systems, the UK’s largest independent trade conservatory specialist, has just launched a new website, packed with over 50 pages of all things conservatory, Loggia and Garden Room related. As the conservatory or glazed extension market morphs into a new way of extended living, installation companies need the very latest information in terms of current trends and even colours. Prefix Systems has addressed this issue with a no nonsense guide for the trade, through the new website and also through their latest trade brochure. From the home page, visitors to the website are directed under four headings: Products; Company; Downloads and Contact Us. Arguably, of most interest will be the products section that includes sub sections on conservatories, Orangeries extensions, bi-folding door products, glass options and large span (installations). The extensions section focuses on Prefix’s exclusive Garden Room and Hybrid roofs, which the company believes is set to redefine the way consumers look at adding living space to their properties. Within the download area is an impressive 29 PDF’s, on everything from installation guides through to retail brochures, which can be viewed via computer, portable tablet, such as an iPad, or even iPhone/Android phone. Visit or follow on Twitter @prefixsystems. Structural Design Guide Launched Zoom Ready has launched a 40 page structural design guide to help its customers create and build robust, trouble-free conservatories in any design for the worst wind, rain and snow across the UK. Zoom offers limitless design options, and this guide shows how designs can be achieved while ensuring the structure is stable whatever the location, whatever the weather. The structural guide is part of Zoom’s suite of supporting literature, which includes a stepby-step installation guide. Martin Randall, Chairman of Zoom Ready says: “Zoom can create any imaginable design, but of course, the roof needs to be stable and trouble-free in the worst of weathers. This guide shows how versatile Zoom is, and importantly it shows exactly how this can be achieved.” Call 0845 305 4138 or visit www. ‘Zoom can create any imaginable design’ WIDE SPAN ROOFS JUST GOT WIDER Synseal has redeveloped its eaves beam from the ground up to allow companies to extend the loading that 35mm polycarbonate and 24mm roof glass can be taken to. This enables break through sizes in Georgian and Victorian conservatory roofs. “Wide span roofs from Synseal is an example of our ingenuity in design,” explained David Leng, Synseal’s Chief Executive. “We believe that no matter what your customers ask for, you should be able to deliver. “Increased demand for bigger conservatories and ultra-wide bi-fold doors has led us to develop products that help you meet these demands.” Synseal’s new heavy duty eaves beam and bifold door support now enables its customers to fit doors as wide as 5m, and by adding pre-fitted bolsters fixed to the underside of the leg transom and hip rafters to deliver added strength, the Company can now offer standard roofs providing spans as wide as 6.5m. Global roofs are now available in over 22 finishes, including colour both sides across the entire range, on a five-day turnaround, now in the widest range of sizes ever. “And for even bigger conservatories or glazed commercial structures we operate our own SkySpace portal frame department,” David concluded. Tel: 01623 443200, 88 FEB 2013 To read more, visit