16 Jul 2018
06 Jun 2018
Roof lanterns are a consistently popular architectural feature in residential and commercial properties. Typically made of a metal or wooden structure containing a number of glazed panels, they are designed to sit above a roof’s construction – distinguishing them from skylights, which are generally fitted within or in line with the roof. Despite the distinction, roof lanterns and skylights provide similar benefits.
10 Apr 2018
Roof light, skylight or roof window: what is the difference?
22 Mar 2018
Over the years at Sunsquare HQ, we’ve heard the vast majority of common questions relating to skylights. We often hear queries about U-values, for example. In particular: why do given U-values vary so widely between different products, and even between glazed products of the same type?
18 Dec 2017
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01 Oct 2017
What does Approved Document Q specify and where?
29 Sep 2017
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29 Aug 2017
Chris Chaney reviews the impact of the one-click revolution on the construction industry.
18 Aug 2017
Building works and construction projects in the UK currently require compliance with the relevant building control legislation. Rooflights are no exception and their performance needs to be understood and documented
17 Aug 2017
Chris Chaney discusses the move away from white UPVC conservatories to modern day garden rooms.
17 Jul 2017
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31 May 2017
The health and wellbeing of staff has come to the forefront over the last 18 months. Here Chris Chaney, Managing Director of Sunsquare, explains how daylighting should be a key factor in workplace design.
16 May 2017
There are a number of different things you need to consider when specifying windows. U-values are one of the most important, as they are one of the most effective ways of knowing in advance how a particular set of windows will perform in a thermal sense.
Here, we are going to take a look at U-values and what makes them so important.
16 May 2017
We’ve covered a number of the building regulations previously in our blog, and today we’re going to take a look at another, Part A.
10 Apr 2017
Chris Chaney, Managing Director of Sunsquare, talks best practice, accreditation and experience.
13 Mar 2017
Whatever kind of project you’re planning, the chances are you’ll be affected by the UK Building Regulations at some point. We’ve already covered one of the most notable regulations Part F in our previous blog post and today we’re going to take a look at another key: Part M.
09 Mar 2017
In the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look at a number of the UK’s building regulations; those that relate directly to installations. Here, we’re going to explore another key regulation: Part F.
06 Mar 2017
A loft conversion can be an incredibly effective way of both adding value to your home and helping to give it an air of real desirability. Not to mention, it’ll give you the option of having an extra room.
03 Mar 2017
There are always new trends within the building world, many of them angled to make buildings work more environmentally and eco-friendly. Daylighting is one such trend and has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique technique.
23 Dec 2016
Introducing BIM Level 2 Standards – what you need to know about the construction industry’s biggest revolution for years.
23 Dec 2016
Any form of building development will have regulations in place that you need to adhere to. As part of our new architect’s advice section, we’re going to take a look at some of the key regulations and legislation for flat roof development.
23 Dec 2016
Building Information Modelling – or BIM, as its otherwise known – is one of the most important developments in the construction industry to occur in the last decade or so. Here, we’re going to look at how it affects flat roof construction.
23 Dec 2016
At Sunsquare, we’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to remain at the cutting edge of our industry. CPD is a key part of this process. In the next few months, we’re going to be offering our own form of CPD training, so we thought this would be a great time to offer a guide to exactly what it is, and how you can benefit from it.
22 Dec 2016
Building Information Modelling – otherwise known as BIM – is one of the most game-changing developments in the history of the construction industry and will soon be a legal requirement.
16 Nov 2016
There are many types of glass that can be used in overhead glazing and skylights, whether it’s single, double or triple glazed. So which should you choose?
14 Nov 2016
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30 Sep 2016
When we meet new customers, we often find that they have certain questions and concerns they wish to discuss before choosing their new skylights. This is normal: everyone should take the time to be sure they’re making the right purchase, after all! However, we’ve noticed that a few concerns tend to come up often, one of which is the potential for skylight leaking problems.
26 Sep 2016
One thing we often get asked by customers is whether or not heat loss through rooflights is a genuine issue. Because we know it’s a concern for some people, we’ve decided to put together this guide on everything you need to know.
22 Sep 2016
When it comes to picking the perfect rooflights, there are few more important choices than the glazing. The number of panes – and their specifications – will affect everything from the day-to-day temperature of your home to how much money you’ll save on your bills over the next few years.
20 Sep 2016
Just as a new skylight can offer a wealth of benefits to any home-owner, it can also offer a huge amount of potential to businesses looking to save themselves money, making visual improvements to their office or simply reduce the amount of energy they use in order to be more ‘green’.
16 Sep 2016
If you’ve spent any time on the Sunsquare website – or if you’re already one of our satisfied customers – you’ll know that we pride ourselves on remaining at the cutting edge of our industry. We’re constantly working to provide our customers with rooflights that benefit them in every way.
21 Jun 2016
There are a number of different methods you can use to help make your home more energy efficient. Why do so? As well as saving you money - which we’ll explore in more depth in a minute - a more energy-efficient home is simply better for the planet.
Here, we’re going to take a look at flat roof skylights and how they can both save you money and help lower your footprint.
20 Jun 2016
Needless to say, it’s important to ensure that any flat roof skylights you install in your home are as safe as they can possibly be. Whilst we’d never underestimate the importance of style or design, you’d never be able to enjoy your skylight in the same way if you weren’t certain of its structural integrity.
Here, we’re going to take a look at the biggest factor in ensuring rooflight safety: the glass itself.
17 Jun 2016
When it comes to your home, you don’t want settle for anything less than the best. This is especially true of anyone who’s going to be carrying out work on your property. So, how should you go about choosing the perfect rooflight supplier?
15 Jun 2016
If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, the chances are you’re already aware of the positive effect skylights can have on the amount of natural light allowed into the home. But why does this matter? Here, we’re going to take a look at the numerous benefits that an increase in natural light can give you.
03 May 2016
The internet is full of complaints from owners of skylights – not purchased from Sunsquare – about the levels of condensation created on the glass surface, resulting in excess moisture in their living environment.
28 Apr 2016
There is a common fear among many homeowners that installing a flat roof skylight is an instant way of losing heat in your property during the colder months.
25 Apr 2016
If you are in the process of redeveloping your property and you’d like to transform your flat roof and the interiors below with abundant levels of natural daylight, a flat roof skylight will almost certainly interest you.
19 Apr 2016
At Sunsquare we offer low maintenance glazing treatments for any type of flat roof skylight that leaves our manufacturing facility. Low maintenance glazing is often confused with self-cleaning glass treatments. Low maintenance glazing still needs to be cleaned sporadically but the glass units themselves are designed to be much easier to clean; ideal for those that struggle physically and are less mobile.
09 Mar 2016
The loft is widely regarded as one of the simplest and least disruptive spaces to convert into a more meaningful and useful room.
Not only is it less stressful than uprooting and moving house for a bigger home, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed the average loft conversion is just a third of the cost of moving to a property with an additional room. A loft conversion could also increase the value of your current home by as much as 25 per cent.
01 Mar 2016
If your property is feeling outdated and somewhat dark you may be considering replacing your windows.
01 Mar 2016
The entire Sunsquare skylight range is covered by a comprehensive warranty of 10 years. This includes all items supplied but excludes electrical components.
24 Feb 2016
As proud market leaders in the design and manufacture of flat roof skylights, at Sunsquare we never rest on our laurels. We’re always looking for better, more efficient ways to give our clients the best possible products as quickly and efficiently as possible.
19 Feb 2016
In recent years, at Sunsquare we have operated a strict environmental policy regarding both the manufacture of our products and the operation of our office headquarters in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
15 Oct 2015
Sunsquare now include, free of charge, bedding tape to seal all of our skylights to our up stands...
29 Sep 2015
You might imagine that purchasing roof lights for your humble abode is a relatively simple process. After all, there surely aren't that many options to choose from, and don't all skylights have the same basic advantages of bringing more natural heat and light into your home?
21 Sep 2015
Flat roofs may have certain drawbacks - such as their greater tendency to accumulate water and debris - but if there's one reason why you should be thankful to have one at your home or office, it is the opportunity that it presents to have some stunning skylights - otherwise known as roof lights - installed.
17 Sep 2015
Adding skylights to your home is an easy way to transform the space you have. Lighting really does make all of the difference and with just a few simple additions, you can ensure that you really make the most of natural light. If you are considering adding skylights to your home, here are just a few of the many benefits of making the switch.
16 Sep 2015
For years Sunsquare have strived to make a difference to an unregulated skylight industry. No one in the industry has gone even close to creating new standards in the way Sunsquare have. Instead it has been a self protecting, self governing industry that had no defined standards and very little by way of regulation to allow a client to make an informed and safe decision.
31 Jul 2015
The Romans were the first people known to have used glass for their windows. Glass was an expensive material and the technology was fairly basic, which meant that glass windows were only used by the very wealthy in private and public buildings.
01 Jul 2015
When specifying and ordering your Sunsquare skylight you will be offered the option of being supplied with a Sunsquare Upstand.
15 Jun 2015
We look at just why customers can put their faith in BSI-accredited manufacturers like Sunsquare.
01 Jun 2015
Sunsquare explains the process of selecting a suitable skylight for first time buyers.
15 May 2015
Let's talk you through the key selection factors to help you find the perfect skylight for your home.
01 May 2015
There is a perception among some homeowners that a flat roof skylight is very much a luxury addition to any home or office. However, the best rooflights don’t just provide a pleasing aesthetic; they offer a number of energy consumption benefits too.
15 Apr 2015
Thinking of purchasing a roof window for your property? Let us talk you through the ins and outs of planning permission and building regulations.
01 Apr 2015
If you’re looking to encourage new levels of natural light into your home without the upheaval of extending your property with a conservatory, glass roof panels can dramatically transform existing living areas and provide a real accent to a home.
15 Mar 2015
When interior stylist, Maxine Brady saw her neighbour’s rooflight protruding in the middle of her roof terrace, it was clear in her mind that when it needed replacing she did not want a skylight that limited the use of her decking.
15 Feb 2015
Ceilings are not exactly the first thing you might consider when you enter a property looking at ways to improve the look and feel of living space, but they do play an integral role in maintaining a sense of light and freedom.
01 Feb 2015
15 Jan 2015
We thought we would give a pictoral guide to the installation process of our skylights.
15 Dec 2014
When specifying and ordering your Sunsquare skylight you will find that we won’t offer “Self-Cleaning Glass” instead you will be offered our Low Maintenance Glass.
01 Dec 2014
When specifying and ordering your Sunsquare Aero skylight you will be offered the option of being supplied with a Manual or Electric opening system. This question is relevant whether you are looking to use your skylight purely for ventilation or for access.
15 Nov 2014
As industry leaders in the design and manufacture of flat roof skylights, at Sunsquare we are able to glaze almost any glass configuration into our BSI Kitemarked range.
15 Oct 2014
At Sunsquare we have consistently invested in the latest manufacturing technologies. Our most recent investment has seen the installation of a £250,000 Automatic CNC manufacturing suite.
01 Oct 2014
Although Sunsquare products are designed for their ease of installation it is sometimes necessary for us to install on your behalf and, of course, this is no problem.
01 Sep 2014
Should you be considering specifying a walk-on skylight for your property it is obviously important that you consider safety.
15 Aug 2014
We appreciate that every project is different and customers will require a different level of assistance with their specification.
01 Aug 2014
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15 Jul 2014
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