SupaLite has celebrated a record month for the company in October following high demand for its range of replacement conservatory and orangery roof kits.
The Preston-based manufacturer saw a 20% increase in orders, helping to surpass its previous best month. The firm set a remarkable new record in October, manufacturing and supplying well over 70 roof kits in one week alone.
As well as demand for its kit-based roof systems, SupaLite has seen a growing number of partners take advantage of its new part-fabricated roof service, designed for smaller fabricators who may lack the facilities to hold bar-length material. The company has also seen a positive response to its new product lines, including Sky Vista, a high-performance solid tiled roof with full-length glazed feature panels.
Wes Clarkson, Commercial Manager at SupaLite, believes the rise in demand is in line with the trend for homeowners looking to improve the performance of their conservatories.
Clarkson says: “Traditional polycarbonate roofs are renowned for making conservatories too hot in the summer and unbelievably cold in the winter. However, with the kids off and many families away on summer holidays, homeowners are often too busy in the summer to make any changes and instead get ready for winter, when they’ll see the biggest benefit.
“This is a regular trend we see here at SupaLite, but it has certainly been more pronounced this year thanks to a challenging housing market and general uncertainty. With the number of houses for sale at a 10-year low and Brexit damaging the confidence of both buyers and sellers, many homeowners are now improving rather than moving to find that extra living space they need.
“We’re thrilled to be providing installers nationwide with such a valuable proposition. We must thank and congratulate our brilliant team in Preston for all their hard work in answering this mammoth demand.”
A busy October continued a busy year at SupaLite with major manufacturing upgrades, new staff, new product lines and a successful appearance at the FIT Show.
SupaLite has also launched the SupaStore – a brand-new facility combining a complete trade counter and a dynamic customer hub. Based near its Preston HQ, the SupaStore not only offers showroom facilities covering the complete SupaLite range, but also a dedicated training space for new and existing trade partners.
SupaLite offers a full range of replacement roof solutions for both conservatories and orangeries. Fully accredited for Building Regulations approval, a SupaLite tiled roof is designed to be easy to manufacture and install, creating a useable space all-year-round.