Peterborough homeowner Mrs Gardner: “What an amazing difference.”
After struggling for more than 20 years with a conservatory that was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, Mrs Gardner and her husband were considering drastic action. “We were getting close to doing away with the whole thing,” she says.
Thankfully, her installer suggested the couple look at the Equinox tiled conservatory roof display at their local Eurocell branch. And they didn’t take long to make up their minds. “We could see straight away that it was exactly what we needed,” says Mrs Gardner.
The result is a completely transformed conservatory. Instead of a tired-looking, draughty space, the new conservatory roof means the size of the Gardner’s property has effectively expanded by 20%.
“The roof has totally transformed our conservatory and made it feel like new,” says Mrs Gardner. “The old roof meant that we were only really able to use the conservatory during certain months of the year. Equinox has transformed the space and it still feels so light and airy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!”
Researchers at Cranfield University have identified that many conservatories with aged glazed or polycarbonate roofs experience the problem of being too hot or too cold. They found that the average south-facing conservatory reaches a comfortable temperature for only two hours a day, unless a large amount of energy is expended on artificial heating or cooling.
But with high levels of insulation built into an Equinox tiled roof, it is 10 times more energy efficient than an A-rated window.
The Gardners were previously losing around 20% of the heat generated in the conservatory through its roof. Now, with an Equinox roof installed, they have been able to combine appealing aesthetics, unbeatable thermal performance, and guaranteed low maintenance.
“What an amazing difference the Equinox roof makes,” says Mrs Gardner. “It has made our conservatory a much more comfortable place to be and that has effectively increased our living space by 20% overnight. I can’t believe we put up with our old conservatory roof for so long!”
For a three-man fitting team, an Equinox roof can be installed in as little as 48 hours – meaning minimal disruption for homeowners looking to upgrade their conservatories. “We couldn’t believe how quickly our new roof was fitted,” says Mrs Gardner. “My husband and I went out shopping and by the time we returned it was all in place.”
The Equinox tiled roof system is available in a choice of colours including Charcoal, Antique Red, and Burnt Umber. A range of premium composite roof slates can also provide the authentic natural look of traditional slate roofs. Eurocell offers a choice of thermally efficient rooflights that can be fitted with Equinox to maximise natural light.