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6 February 2024

What is a Skylight Upstand?

Upstands play a pivotal role in ensuring skylights fit seamlessly and perform optimally. They are raised frames that create enough height between the roof and the skylight and enough pitch to protect against weather, be it rain or snow, safeguarding the integrity of the skylight and the roof.
5 February 2024
Research suggests that skylights may lose between 35 and 45 percent more heat in the winter compared to other areas of the house, especially if they are not thermally broken. This is a considerable factor to consider for homeowners looking to maintain energy efficiency during colder months.
20 July 2023
Surespan, global leaders of innovative access and escape solutions are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Sunsquare, a prominent player within the Skylight Industry. This strategic move solidifies the business’s commitment to growth and further strengthens its position in the natural daylight industry.

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6 February 2024
Upstands play a pivotal role in ensuring skylights fit seamlessly and perform optimally. They are raised frames that create enough height between the roof and the skylight and enough pitch to protect against weather, be it rain or snow, safeguarding the integrity of the skylight and the roof.
5 February 2024
Research suggests that skylights may lose between 35 and 45 percent more heat in the winter compared to other areas of the house, especially if they are not thermally broken. This is a considerable factor to consider for homeowners looking to maintain energy efficiency during colder months.
20 July 2023
Surespan, global leaders of innovative access and escape solutions are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Sunsquare, a prominent player within the Skylight Industry. This strategic move solidifies the business’s commitment to growth and further strengthens its position in the natural daylight industry.
12 January 2023
The bathroom is a sanctuary for many, with daily rituals and the foundations of a good day usually starting within those four walls. This is why having a positive, bright and enjoyable space is so important for many people.
23 November 2022
Skylights can improve the home’s overall feeling with brighter rooms and increased ventilation. Roof windows and skylights have also been shown to reduce the need for heating, and lighting and can be more energy efficient in doing so. This Blog will outline some of the benefits associated with installing skylights in your home or business.
8 November 2022
Many types of glass rooflights can be used in overhead glazing and skylights, whether it’s single, double or triple-glazed. So, what sort of roof light glass should you look for?
26 October 2022
Fire-rated skylights contain glass that has been proven to provide a period of protection against fire during a Fire Resistance Test. The glass must contain a fire within a given period to pass this test. At Sunsquare, we currently offer either 30 or 60-minute ratings.
7 September 2022
Sunsquare products always take the latest building regulations into consideration to ensure our products are the highest standard in safety, security and sustainability.
11 August 2022
As the days get warmer, many people consider the pros and cons of having skylights within their homes. On the one hand, skylights and roof windows offer increased ventilation and sunlight into the house, allowing reduced cost in lighting and keeping the room feeling cool. On the other hand, a common fear is that it can make your home too hot by magnifying the light from the sun.
11 July 2022
From the 15th of June 2022, changes in building regulations have come into effect in alignment with Government plans to deliver Net Zero. These regulations include guidance on cutting carbon emissions in homes by 30% and other buildings by 27%.
11 July 2022
Contemporary architecture increasingly features large glass surfaces that not only make interiors feel more spacious and create spectacular external views to be enjoyed but also provide passive solar gain.
20 June 2022
Deciding to purchase and fit a skylight in your home, commercial property, or as part of a property development project is an important decision with many factors to consider.
14 May 2022
In England and Wales, you do not normally need to apply for planning permission for the insertion of new roof windows subject to the current limits and conditions stipulated by the government’s Planning Portal under Schedule 2, Article 3, part 1, class C permitted development.
7 April 2022
We’re pleased to announce Sunsquare will be making its sixth appearance at Grand Designs Live in the London ExCel Centre later this month. Based on the hugely successful Channel 4 series, this award-winning exhibition will be taking place on 30th April and 8th May 2022 and has become the UK’s number one event for building, renovations and home improvement.
17 January 2022
After 18 years of designing and manufacturing skylights for domestic and commercial projects, we have found kitchens and kitchen extensions are by far the most popular area of a house to install a skylight.
28 July 2021
Sunsquare were the first company to use laminated glass as standard, some years ago. It was used in commercial buildings or buildings that were used by the public for many years as part of building regulations because of its safety qualities.
16 June 2021
It’s not very often that we see photos of our products with world leaders making key decisions about the G7 Net Zero target but this week we did!
28 April 2021
U-values are touted by companies as a selling point for their products. Until now, all skylight U-values are calculated in exactly the same was as a vertical window, which gives a false reading and misleads the client.
24 April 2021
Sunsquare has seen a very large rise in requests for opening skylights mainly due to the fact that people have been forced to assess their living conditions with much more scrutiny due to various lockdown measures.
8 March 2021
We offer a range of different accessories at Sunsquare to help you enhance your newly-installed skylight and it can often be overwhelming to know which ones will work best for you.
28 February 2021
Modular homes refer to building structures built in a factory-like setting before being transported to a designated location where they are assembled and set on a permanent foundation.
6 December 2020
The UK fenestration industry is worth approximately £4.6 billion annually and is made up of a vast array of sectors. Like other industries, fenestration is heavily influenced by changes in society and culture.
20 October 2020
Here at Sunsquare, our focus has been on staying safe and doing our best to service our customers with some of the restrictions in place. So far, so good despite some odd moments. However, we have noticed a couple of interesting trends.
26 May 2020
In what has been one of the more traumatic times for British industry, Sunsquare, whilst not fully operational until beginning of May, have been busy during downtime. Our desire to continue to be the market leading in our field didn’t get locked down. Quite the opposite. Not only have we been testing product and designing
10 April 2020
Architecturally beautiful rooflights and skylights, designed to maximise the amount of light filtering into any property. With around 165 different skylight combinations to choose from, Sunsquare works with self-builders, architects and high-end residential, commercial and public firms to transform living and working areas.
13 November 2019
We often get asked whether we can provide kit form skylights, and it is a sensible question to ask. Large skylights can be difficult to manoeuvre and expensive to install, however unlike beaded lanterns and windows, flat roof skylights require slightly more skill to manufacture than people would imagine.
23 October 2019
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded Secure By Design status on our SkyView, Pyramid, Aero Vent and Walk-On products which is a nationally recognised security standard, furthering our commitment to ensuring Sunsquare provides the highest quality possible.
5 October 2019
Obviously Sunsquare are not immune to industry trends, but it is comforting to see that the clients that have used our services over the recent turbulent months are citing quality and qualification as the reason for using the skylight budget with us.
27 September 2019
The internet is awash with complaints and negative reviews from owners of skylights – not acquired from Sunsquare – regarding the levels of skylight condensation formed on the glass surface, creating excess moisture that exists and festers within living and working environments.
1 September 2019
When it comes to benefits of a skylight, the physiological impact of increased levels of natural daylight into your property can have immediate results. Sunlight helps our bodies produce Vitamin D which helps regulate our moods and energy levels.
26 August 2019
We were very sad indeed to receive a letter a few days ago for the official receivers for R. Durtnell and Sons Ltd.
10 August 2019
It’s been quite a few months for Sunsquare. New skylights launched, shows to shout about and a spanking new website to admire.
14 July 2019
Modern glass rooflights and skylight roofing technologies are now extremely advanced and offer you the opportunity to specify a large number of glazing options for your skylight.
13 June 2019
Sunsquare has not only achieved the Kitemark accreditation for another 3 years, but the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations with no non-conformities.
11 June 2019
Our electric rooflights and skylight range, all BSI kitemarked and tailor-made, including the Aero, Pyramid multi-pane and Aero Glide, can be made bespoke to fit almost any roof type. Our range of skylights are manufactured and designed to the specific needs of your home, renovation or commercial project.
10 June 2019
Whether you’re a homeowner or a business, a professional skylight installation is vital to ensuring the long-term performance of your roof windows. Learn more.
3 June 2019
Skylight blinds are often requested by our clients. Roof lights are a stand-out feature of any property but a common concern is the lack of privacy.
1 June 2019
We thought we would give our valued clients an insight into how we do it so that an informed decision can be made as to whether it is something they would wish to do themselves or whether they would wish us to do the installation.
20 May 2019
Whether you’re an architect, specifier, contractor or self-builder, it’s useful to know the most common skylight sizes that customers request. Learn more now.

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