Lacking comfort in your conservatory? It’s time for an Equinox solid conservatory roof
If you had a conservatory installed a few years ago, or you moved into a house with glass roof conservatory, you may well have found it’s not the ideal sun lounge you were expecting. Why? Because, as many people have discovered, a glass conservatory roof (or a polycarbonate one, as it is in most cases) is very good at letting heat in when the sun’s shining. And just as good at letting heat out when it’s cold. As a result, the summer sun rapidly builds up the temperature inside your conservatory until it’s too hot to enjoy in comfort. While in the winter, you simply can’t keep your conservatory warm however high you turn the heating because it all disappears through those thin conservatory roof panels.Equinox consumer brochure Equinox trade brochure
Equinox brings solid roof insulation to your conservatory
The answer to this ‘Goldilocks Problem’ – too hot, too cold, but hardly ever just right – is above your head. In a new, solid conservatory roof replacement that includes proper insulation, just like the roof on your house, to control the temperature in your conservatory so it’s ‘just right’ the whole year around. The Eurocell Equinox solid conservatory roof.
Insulating you from higher energy bills
The key to all the extra comfort and convenience an Equinox roof brings to your conservatory is in its insulating roof panels. It’s what’s known in the industry as a ‘Warm Roof’ design – one that keeps heat in right up to the ceiling apex so the whole space stays cosy and warm.
It’s reckoned a solid conservatory roof is up 15 times better at keeping heat in than a 16mm polycarbonate or an old glass conservatory roof. And while it might be very slim, giving you more overall space and height to enjoy, the highly efficient conservatory roof insulation we use in Equinox is among the most effective on the market. In fact, it has a u-value of just 0.15. Or, to put it another way, it’s around 10 times more energy efficient than an A-rated double glazed window.
Light weight, but no less light
When people first come across the idea of a tiled conservatory roof, they sometimes wonder whether they’ll be sacrificing all the light that’s a big part of the attraction of having a conservatory in the first place. With Equinox, the short answer is ‘no’. Eurocell engineers have specially designed Equinox so it can have generous rooflights built in. These allow natural daylight to flood into your conservatory, even as you enjoy all the benefits of an insulating solid conservatory roof.
At the same time, they keep the temperature down in the summer because the glass we fit into them is treated with a special finish to reduce heat and glare. And they prevent heat escaping in winter because they’re made to the same extremely high energy efficiency standards as every other Eurocell product.
Even at night, Equinox expands your options for illumination. Concealed lighting can be fitted behind a generous pelmet, allowing you to set the mood of the evening just the way you like. Or, you can choose recessed spotlights – dimmable, of course – set into the modern plasterboard or tongue and groove wood panelling of your conservatory ceiling. You could even opt for a centrepiece downlight or a chandelier or two! That’s the beauty of Equinox; a transformational solid conservatory roof that helps you create an elegant, beautifully lit space and adds a whole new style focus to your interior.
Let more natural light in with Equinox Vega
Innovation that takes Equinox to a whole new level
Natural light is a welcome guest in every home. So Eurocell engineers have developed an innovative new way for homeowners to invite the maximum light levels in. Equinox Vega takes the system to a whole new level in terms of size, strength, efficiency and illumination.
Equinox Vega features large glazed areas with up to 1000mm wide of natural light for brighter, sunlit conservatories that give an impression of even more space.
Fast, easy conservatory roof conversion.
Equinox looks for all the world like a solid, traditional tiled roof. The kind you see on the grandest Victoria orangeries. But isn’t the weight of a tiled roof going to be too much for a standard PVC-U conservatory frame? Well, that’s the genius of Equinox. instead of traditional slate or clay roof tiles, Equinox tiles are made out of ultra-lightweight glass reinforced plastic (GRP), a limestone and polypropylene blend or a light gauge steel. All of these are a fraction of the weight of traditional tiles. So they’ll sit easily on your existing conservatory, along with the aluminium frame, timber battens and plasterboard ceiling panels, without putting any extra strain on it at all.
Yet the last thing your tiles look are imitation. Eurocell designers have chosen tiles that mimic the most popular colours and even the riven finish of slate and the sandstone texture of clay tiles. Which means, whatever style of tile you have on your house, you’ll be able to get a close match on your new conservatory roof. The same goes for the gutters, finials and fascias. Suddenly, your conservatory starts to look more like it’s part of your house design. And less like a lean to add-on.
Transform your conservatory roof in under 48 hours.
Equinox is precision engineered and prefabricated in our factory to fit the exact size and shape of your conservatory with millimetre precision. That means it’s compatible with all types of conservatory, whether it’s Victorian, Edwardian, a small lean or an extravagant P-shaped design. It can even accommodate hipped and mono-pitch roofs with no problem at all. Whatever the construction, Equinox fits to transform your under-used space into a smart and stylish solid roof conservatory.
Another advantage of pre-fabrication is the speed your new roof goes up compared to traditional methods. Once your Eurocell approved installer gives us the measurements from their detailed survey, we’ll manufacture the complete system in our quality controlled UK factory. Then we supply them with a complete Equinox ‘kit’ that contains everything they need, down the last little nut, bolt and screw.
There’ll be no cement mixing or sawing on site. No lorries backing up your drive to drop off timbers, tiles and insulation. Just quick, efficient, modern building methods that will see your old conservatory roof dismantled and taken away, and your new Equinox roof in place in as little as 48 hours.
When you cover your conservatory with Equinox, you’re covered by our 10 year guarantee.
Like all Eurocell products and systems, Equinox comes with a full 10-year guarantee to cover its every component and design. You can enjoy the extra space and comfort your new year-round living space gives you, safe in the knowledge you’re fully protected from eaves to ridge tiles. And not just that¬ – we even provide a warranty of 50 years on some of our Equinox roof tiles!
Why not book a survey today?
It couldn’t be easier to order a survey from a Eurocell approved Equinox installer. They’re thoroughly trained, 100% focused on quality and know our Equinox warm roof solutions inside-out. To find your nearest installer, or for more information about the Equinox system, call us today.Download a brochure