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25mm or 35mm polycarbonate

clear bronze opal heatguard/opal
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When you are planning your conservatory it is very important that you consider which of the roof glazing materials is best for your individual requirements. In the past conservatories were just supplied with polycarbonate as standard due to that fact that it is easier to install, considerably cheaper and having a glass roof created a greenhouse rather than a comfortable conservatory. But over the past few years roof glass has advanced a great deal and has now become the more popular choice.

Glass roof glazed with Activ Blue self cleaning glass

We recommend the four solar activated self cleaning glass options; Activ Clear, Activ Neutral, Activ Blue and Aqua Green but can supply any type of glass that you require.

The glass option is still the more expensive of the two but is preferred for being a lot quieter, providing a full panoramic view of the sky and letting more light in making the room feel more open and spacious. The Activ glass we use as standard also has self cleaning properties reducing the amount of maintenance required to prevent your conservatory from looking old and tatty. Please bear in mind that in order for the Activ glass to function properly it requires a fair amount of sunlight and a minimum roof pitch of 10 degrees for the rain to effectively wash away the dirt once broken down. Click here for more details and a full explanation of how this Activ glass works.

Polycarbonate on the other hand is cheaper and gives more privacy from above without the need for expensive roof blinds. 

Performance statistics for 35mm polycarbonate against the Activ glass range:
35mm Multi Wall Polycarbonate
  Clear Bronze Opal Heatguard/Opal
U Value 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25
Argon Filled N/A N/A N/A N/A
Solar Heat
27% 45% 43% 63%
73% 40% 45% 25%
Solar Activ Self Cleaning Glass
  Activ Clear Activ Neutral Activ Blue Aqua Green
U Value 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
Argon Filled YES YES YES YES
Solar Heat
41% 63% 64% 78%
75% 44% 52% 32%
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