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What is laminated glass?

Laminated glass is constructed of two or more sheets of glass bonded together around layers of transparent plastic laminate. The laminate layer holds the glass firmly in place even when broken, reducing the risk of injury and is considered a ‘safety glass’. Laminate glass is often chosen in architectural glazing such as rooflights, where there […]

What is a curb?

A curb is the structure used to prevent a rooflight from coming into contact with the surface of the roof and is needed for most building regulations. The curb also needs to be a minimum of 150mm to ensure your unit is fully weatherproofed. Ordering a curb through your rooflight manufacturer will ensure that the […]

What is an upstand?

An upstand is the structure used to prevent a rooflight from coming into contact with the surface of the roof and is needed for most building regulations. The upstand also needs to be a minimum of 150mm to ensure your unit is fully weatherproofed. You will often be required to build an upstand prior to […]

What is a kerb?

A kerb is the structure used to prevent a rooflight from coming into contact with the surface of the roof and is needed for most building regulations. The kerb also needs to be a minimum of 150mm to ensure your unit is fully weatherproofed. You will often be required to build a kerb prior to […]

What are the benefits of rooflights?

Rooflights offer many benefits to your household, from increasing natural light into your home, to unlocking new access features into your home. The increase in natural light is proven to improve productivity and health along with reducing the need for artificial light and therefore, reducing your energy bills. Access rooflights can provide access to new […]

What is a roof window?

Roof windows are glazed structures that are typically smaller than roof lights and are supplied in standardised options only. Roof windows must be installed in the same orientation and ‘in plane’ with the surrounding roof, as covered under BS EN 14351-1:2010, at a minimum 15-degree pitch and weathered into the roof using a skirt or […]

What is a skylight?

A skylight is a clear or translucent structure designed for use on traditional pitched roofs, flat roofs or terraces. The large section of glazing provides additional levels of natural light into buildings and contributes to the overall aesthetic. The term ‘Skylight’ can cause confusion among consumers as the products it refers to can differ quite […]

What is a rooflight?

A rooflight is a clear or translucent structure designed for use on flat or low-pitched roofs. The large section of glazing provides additional levels of natural daylight into buildings and contributes to the overall aesthetic. Rooflights are commonly installed using an upstand or kerb system, which supports the product and acts as a surface for […]

What is an AOV?

AOV stands for Automatic Opening Vent, and is designed to assist with the natural extraction of smoke from a building during the event of a fire. When using AOV rooflights smoke is not extracted by mechanical means; they are triggered by fire alarm systems and open to a prescribed angle so that smoke can be […]

Increasing city living space with access rooflights

According to research carried out by the office of the Mayor of London in 2014, just under 20 per cent of UK households live in flats. In the capital, these numbers are inflated, with more than half the accommodation (52%) being apartments. In other big cities across the country, the ratio of flats to houses […]

Top things to consider when creating roof terrace access

There are plenty of ways to enjoy an outdoor space, from relaxing, eating and entertaining through to gardening, working, playing and exercising. But many British homeowners are at a disadvantage because they simply don’t have a garden, or even a balcony, where they can get out and enjoy the great outdoors at home. One way […]

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