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Monday 04 September, 2000

Ultraframe PLC


Ultraframe PLC
4 September 2000

                 ULTRAFRAME PLC ('Ultraframe')
   Europe's leading specialist designer and manufacturer of
                 conservatory roofing systems
Ultraframe  PLC  announced today the acquisition  of  Robinson
Design  &  Build  Limited ('Robinsons') and Collis  Structural
Design  Limited ('Collis'), specialists in glazed  structures,
walkways, canopies and retail structures.

The  acquisition of Robinsons and Collis, both  of  which  are
based  in  Southampton, brings together a  team  which  has  a
respected reputation in the structural glazed market built  on
years  of  tradition  and experience.  They  have  established
themselves as market leaders in many sectors, including  local
authorities,  universities, scientific research establishments
and  major  retail outlets.  The team has been  specified  for
numerous prestigious garden centres and bespoke projects  such
as the 'Tomorrow's World' Dream House, Saville Gardens and The
Royal Botanical Gardens in Glasgow.

Initial  consideration of £0.8 million is principally  payable
in cash with 2,474 new Ultraframe ordinary shares being issued
at  606.5p with a further £1 million payable on achievement of
performance targets over a two year period.  The net assets of
the acquired businesses are approximately £300,000.

David Moore, the Chief Executive of Ultraframe, commented:

'The combination of Ultraframe's patented roofing systems with
Robinson's  and  Collis's experience in the commercial  glazed
structural  market  will  enable us to  more  rapidly  exploit
opportunities  in  this specialist sector  with  high  quality
innovative systems.

'These  two  businesses  have excellent  teams,  products  and
client   base   which  complement  our  Commercial   Division.
Robinsons  and  Collis will be combined  with  our  Commercial
Division  enabling  us  to offer a more comprehensive  design,
manufacture  and  build package in the rapidly  growing  large
span roofing sector of the market.'

For further information contact:

Ultraframe Plc

David Moore (Chief Executive)                  01200 443 311
James Henry (Finance Director)                 01200 443 311

Binns & Co Public Relations Ltd                020 7786 9600
Brian Coleman-Smith / Amanda Sheehy