Loggia, An Orangery ?
Posted on April 14, 2013 by Rodney Hewitt
The industry has been abuzz with Ultraframe’s latest product design : Loggia (pronounced Lodger, as in you take in a lodger!)
The reason the industry and consumers have got so excited is that there is no denying it’s an eye catching product !
Not only is Loggia an attractive structure it’s well designed too, from a construction point of view Ultraframe have really thought this out, you can fit an Loggia Conservatory on site comfortably with a one week period.
The question we would ask however is this: Is The Loggia an Orangery?
The answer: At first glance you would say yes, it has a reduced glass area, higher u-value and an internal flat roof cassette.
It’s on closer inspection that see what is missing:
-Instead if a solid brick work construction, the reduced glass area is achieved with prefabricated aluminum columns.
-Rather than constructing a flat roof structure the flat roof effect is achieved by building a shelf, hung on L-brackets under the conservatory roof
-As opposed to dropping a glass Antrim roof into a flat roof structure, the Loggia has a standard Conservatory roof sitting directly on the frame work.
This being said we have to say the Loggia makes a big impression.