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 due to benefits such as increased noise reduction and good thermal insulation – and this is reflected in our 40% growth. With the downturn in the housing market, a conservatory is a lower cost alternative to increasing living space compared to moving house. As a result, conservatories are seen as an investment so homeowners want a room they can use all year round, and Climate glass can help them achieve this.”
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.
For more information call the Climate Sales Office on 01639 823778