Astraseal to the rescue in complex conservatory installation

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 3:53:00 PM

When Northamptonshire based installers Wollaston Windows were faced with an especially challenging conservatory project in Little Houghton, they knew they could rely on their trade supplier Astraseal for full support. Working closely with Astraseal, Wollaston Windows installed a bespoke conservatory, fully fabricated by Astraseal.

The brief from the homeowner was very detailed, requiring the coming together of aluminium bi-folding doors, a bespoke roof system and high performance glazing, with a specific RAL colour chosen for the external and internal finish. It was imperative that the sightlines remained consistent throughout the roof and frames, meaning it was essential that the complete building could be designed and manufactured by the one supplier. Calculations were carried out to enable the manufacture of a steel support frame as both the front and side elevations of the conservatory were to be manufactured using the Smarts Visofold Aluminium door system. The roof was specified to include Pilkington active glass units and automatic roof vents. 

RAL7009 was the chosen colour, with the aluminium bi-folding doors being powder coated and the roof, gutter and all bespoke cladding sections spray painted by Astraseal in their own spray booth.

“This had the potential to be quite tricky but thanks to Astraseal’s support, the installation ran like clockwork”, said Wollaston Windows MD, Brian Henson. “Astraseal offer a full technical support package from start to finish. One of the key benefits is how they pre-assemble the conservatory in their factory beforehand, meaning we knew it would fit together perfectly when out on site.  Due to an unusual tile detail, where the new conservatory had to meet the existing building a bespoke box gutter was designed by Astraseal, this was welded on site to form a one piece seamless gutter to run the full length of the building. The fact they can spray everything in-house was perfect for this job and meant we could go back to our customer with really competitive lead times and costs.”

“We were delighted to work with Wollaston Windows on this project”, commented Zac Nedimovic, Astraseal marketing manager. “As ever, we strove to do as much of the assembly work as possible ourselves, leaving the customer to focus on doing an excellent installation. It’s great for the installer, because they can source everything for such a complex project from one supplier. Price and lead time are reflected in Astraseal having complete control over every aspect. Wollaston Windows did a fantastic job, and we’re really looking forward to working with them on other projects in the future.” 

As one of the UK’s largest and longest-serving fabricators, Astraseal boasts an extensive product portfolio, manufacturing the full range of REHAU windows and doors, Global conservatory roofs, and Smarts Aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling and shopfronts. The company recently launched the Eurocell uPVC system and also produce sealed units in-house including toughened and fire rated glazing. Astraseal have a purpose made spray booth enabling them to offer a full colour coating facility.

For more information call Astraseal on 01933 227233 or visit

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