aztec hardmansA Merseyside home has been given a complete new look, cost- effectively, through an innovative approach by conservatory fabricator CRS.

The property, in Crosby, had a 15 years-old 9.5m x 6m T-shaped plastic conservatory glazed with polycarbonate. Local conservatory installer Hardmans was tasked with upgrading it to make it more energy-efficient, fresh and contemporary, so turned to Aztec Conservatory Roof Systems fabricator CRS to devise a solution.

The design and structure of the Aztec roof meant CRS could easily fabricate the new components in its Wirral factory, enabling Hardmans to completely strip the old (Ultraframe) roof, then build and glaze the new, white roof with double-glazed glass units within a day.

“The brickwork and main structure was still sound, but the roof was very tired,” explained CRS managing director Tim Franks. “The Aztec system meant it was easy for our customer to replace the roof and upgrade the glazing, on a big, complicated structure. Everyone is delighted with the end result.”

Gary Hardman of Hardmans added, “We have always believed the Aztec roof system to be one of the best on the market. Its simplicity coupled with the expert technical assistance enabled us to complete this project quickly and with minimal disruption for our client.”

The Aztec roof system, originally designed and engineered by conservatory fitters to address the common fabrication and installation issues inherent in other roofs, is claimed to reduce on-site build time by up to 30%, and almost eliminate risk of remedial call-backs.

As well as offering a roof with a raft of unique features, Aztec Conservatory Roof Systems offers its fabricators unique benefits- including guaranteed areas of work without competition and no business taken direct. As a result, Aztec ( is now the leading independent conservatory roof systems company.