First Degree Systems
The ’Art of Light’ created by the Kalwall® daylighting system for the new School of Art and Design at the University of Central Lancashire, designed by Mellor Architects, brings natural light to an additional studio, workshop space plus new main entrance and display area. Kalwall is the most highly insulating, naturally diffuse light transmitting cladding and skylighting system available, delivering Museum-Quality Daylighting™ and a healthy learning environment, all with ...
October 2013 saw the amended Approved Document A (Structural safety) come into force with Building Regulations now referencing Eurocodes BS EN 1991 standards in place of BS 6399. Changes to concentrated load figures mean that walk-on rooflights or glass floors must now consist of 25.5mm toughened glass rather than the 21.5mm specified in the previous BS 6399 standard.
House-builders and specifiers welcome the new contemporary looking, thermally efficient Skypod, a new PVC-U skylight solution from Eurocell. Skypod adds height, volume and natural light to flat-roofed rooms such as extensions, and new build and conversion projects such as garages. It has a fixed 20 degree roof pitch, self-cleaning, temperature controlled glass in Blue, Neutral, Bronze and Clear, with a U-value of 1.0W/m²K achievable*.
A Fixed Flushglaze Rooflight from Glazing Vision has been used to bring in as much natural light as possible to the extension of a residential property. A trapezoidal rooflight was used instead of a square ended model as Brunskill Design Architects wanted to achieve a minimal look from the inside. The new Flushglaze Rooflight measures 9,000/7,500 x 1,000mm.
A property on Portland Road is benefitting from terraced access thanks to the installation of a Glazing Vision GV Box Rooflight. The 1No GV Box Rooflight measures 3,025 x 1,435 x 950mm and had to fall within the surrounding parapet to ensure it could not be seen from below. The GV Box Rooflight is suitable for terraced access as it offers a physical structure which allows the stair bannister to run to the top of the staircase.