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How to Choose the Perfect Skylight for your Building
13 Feb

How to Choose the Perfect Skylight for your Building

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When it comes to deciding upon the correct skylight solution for your property, there are a lot of different options available to you. Selecting the right type of skylight is essential to ensure the highest possible levels of light enters the room alongside providing you with the most cost effective option for your requirements.

In an effort to try and assist you, we have briefly detailed the most popular options available.

Fixed Polycarbonate Rooflight

The Fixed Polycarbonate Rooflight is a high quality, universal, skylight system which is available in a wide variety of sizes with either a Double or Triple glazing skin in either a clear or diffused polycarbonate glazing.

A Fixed skylight is non-operable, meaning there is no ventilation provided from this option.

Fixed rooflight

Flat Glass Rooflight

The Flat Glass Skylight range allow you to enjoy a large amount of natural daylight with superb clear views internally. This modern, stylish skylight will provide you with a fresh, clear look both internally and externally.

The frame is comprised of aluminum and has an internal thermal break which allows it to be more energy efficient than other options on the market. It can also be designed so that it fits any existing roof.

Glazed rooflight

Manual Ventilation Rooflight

The Manual Ventilation Rooflight is the perfect way of obtaining fresh air via your skylight. These Manual Ventilation Rooflights are available in numerous different sizes, with Double or Triple layers and in either clear or diffused glazing options. The Manual Ventilation Rooflights are very easy to operate using the winding rod which is supplied with the Rooflight.

This modern design of these skylights not only provide daylight into any room but also provides fresh air and ventilation. This is necessary for establishing air flow, which prevents the buildup of dust or mold spores.

Ventilation rooflight

Polycarbonate Roof Access Hatch

The Opening Access Hatch has been designed to allow safe, occasional access on to any roof space for inspection purposes. It can also be used as a means of escape in an emergency alongside providing natural daylight to any room. The Polycarbonate Roof Access Hatches come complete with a gas spring assisted opening which incorporates a safety hold open stay to prevent accidental closure.

Roof access hatch

Automatic Smoke Detection Rooflight

The Automatic Smoke Detection Rooflight (AOV) has been designed to protect occupants from being exposed to smoke and the toxic elements which are contained within it. They provide a smoke and heat exhaust ventilation system for all Commercial and Residential properties.

The Rooflight is designed using the latest technology and can detect when there is too much smoke in the air, upon which the Rooflight will automatically open to allow an exit point for the smoke, heat and fumes to escape the building.

These rooflights not only help to provide smoke extraction in the event of a fire but they also provide day-to-day controllable ventilation.

AOV rooflight

Roof Lantern

A contemporary, clean, modern range of Roof Lanterns in a variety of standard stock sizes with several colour choices. Glazing options available in either Activ Blue or Activ Neutral.

Roof Lanterns offer the perfect solution to gain light via any current flat roof whilst providing a modern contemporary image to any room.

The unique design of the Roof Lanterns centres around extremely strong, lightweight 40mm aluminium box rafters which give this contemporary range a modern, slim, stylish profile while still maintaining outstanding thermal efficiency with possible U-Value as low as 0.9 w.m2k.


To conclude, there are a large selection of Rooflight options available and it all depends on the requirements of your project alongside your personal preferences for the aesthetics.

If you are looking for a Rooflight which places safety in the forefront then the Automatic Smoke Detection Rooflight would be the perfect solution. Likewise, if you are after a modern, stylish, clean design then either the Flat Glass Rooflight or Roof Lantern options would be a more suitable option.

The decision which you make will vary greatly from project to project. If you should require any further information then please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] or telephone our offices on 01922 500 145 and we will be more than happy to discuss your options in more detail.

Roof lantern rooflight

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