Climate, the conservatory roof division of the UK’s largest independent sealed unit manufacturer, the Glass Systems Group, has announced that in 2012 it increased sales by an impressive 40% compared to 2011.
Climate has reported year on year growth since its formation, and the good news coincides with the recent Palmer report which assessed the current state of the conservatory market.
The report stated that although conservatory installations are down, the value of conservatories is increasing as homeowners invest in bigger conservatories that use more costly materials such as timber frames and glass roofs, instead of polycarbonate.
Alan Atkinson, Managing Director of Climate, comments: “One of the reasons conservatory values are increasing is homeowners are frequently choosing glass roofs over polycarbonate – and this is reflected in our 40% growth. Glass is inherently stronger than polycarbonate and offers a range of thermal and performance benefits such as increased noise reduction and good thermal insulation. It is these benefits that have seen glass continue to gain favour with homeowners and as a result we are manufacturing more sealed units to keep up with demand, allowing us to grow further even in the midst of an unstable economy.”
Climate has experienced phenomenal growth over the past months, with significant investments in machinery at the Port Talbot based factory. This has allowed the company to increase its capacity to over 3,000 sealed units per week and means they can offer unparalleled service and quality products to their customers.
Climate offers four types of conservatory roof glass – Aqua H.P, Activ Blue, Activ Neutral and Privacy – each with their own individual benefits to the end user. The range has become a firm favourite with fabricators, installers and homeowners alike, and Alan believes that the trend of expensive conservatories will provide even more selling opportunities for fabricators and installers.
“With glass conservatory roofs set to become even more popular, fabricators and installers can easily sell the benefits of the Climate range to homeowners, and because each one provides its own individual advantages there is a glass to suit every preference,” Alan concludes.