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Exploring the History of Roof Lanterns photograph

Exploring the History of Roof Lanterns

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.

Thermally managed photograph

Thermally managed

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?

The importance of rooflight U-values photograph

The importance of rooflight U-values

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. 

Building Regulations Part A  photograph

Building Regulations Part A

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.

Building Regulations Part M photograph

Building Regulations Part M

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.

Building Regulations Part F photograph

Building Regulations Part F

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.

Loft conversions and skylights - the beginner's guide photograph

Loft conversions and skylights - the beginner's guide

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.

Daylighting - everything you need to know photograph

Daylighting - everything you need to know

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.

UK BIM standards explained photograph

UK BIM standards explained

23 Dec 2016

Introducing BIM Level 2 Standards – what you need to know about the construction industry’s biggest revolution for years.

What are the building regulations for flat roofs? photograph

What are the building regulations for flat roofs?

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.

BIM and its influence on flat roofs photograph

BIM and its influence on flat roofs

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.

What is CPD training? photograph

What is CPD training?

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.

10 BIM terms an architect should know photograph

10 BIM terms an architect should know

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.

Skylight leaking problems: should you really be concerned? photograph

Skylight leaking problems: should you really be concerned?

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.

Is heat loss through rooflights a real issue? photograph

Is heat loss through rooflights a real issue?

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.

Double glazing v triple glazing: which will suit you better? photograph

Double glazing v triple glazing: which will suit you better?

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.

What to consider when choosing commercial skylights photograph

What to consider when choosing commercial skylights

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’.

Advanced+ Glazing: what does it mean? photograph

Advanced+ Glazing: what does it mean?

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.

Skylights: a proven energy saver photograph

Skylights: a proven energy saver

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.

Skylight safety: how to choose the most secure option for your home photograph

Skylight safety: how to choose the most secure option for your home

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.

How to select the best flat roof skylight supplier photograph

How to select the best flat roof skylight supplier

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?

The benefits of natural light at home photograph

The benefits of natural light at home

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.

Skylight condensation: how to avoid it photograph

Skylight condensation: how to avoid it

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.

How often do skylights need to be replaced? photograph

How often do skylights need to be replaced?

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.

Top Tips for Loft Conversions in 2016 photograph

Top Tips for Loft Conversions in 2016

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.

Window Ideas Perfect for 2016 photograph

Window Ideas Perfect for 2016

01 Mar 2016

If your property is feeling outdated and somewhat dark you may be considering replacing your windows.

Skylight Warranty & Guarantee photograph

Skylight Warranty & Guarantee

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.

How to choose the correct skylights for your home photograph

How to choose the correct skylights for your home

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?

Advantages of roof lights for your flat roof  photograph

Advantages of roof lights for your flat roof

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.

What does it really mean to have a Kite Mark photograph

What does it really mean to have a Kite Mark

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.

Glass Windows Through Time photograph

Glass Windows Through Time

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.

What are the Benefits of a Skylight? photograph

What are the Benefits of a Skylight?

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.

Glass Roof Panels: A Clever Alternative to a Conservatory photograph

Glass Roof Panels: A Clever Alternative to a Conservatory

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.

How Sunsquare Skylights Transformed My Living Space photograph

How Sunsquare Skylights Transformed My Living Space

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.

Ceiling Ideas For Your Home photograph

Ceiling Ideas For Your Home

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.

A Clever Alternative to Skylight Blinds photograph

A Clever Alternative to Skylight Blinds

01 Feb 2015

Flat roof skylights are undeniably a stand-out feature to any property; flooding living space with abundant levels of natural daylight and enhancing a room’s spaciousness and usability by bringing the outdoors in. However, there are some instances where the glare of the sun and the high temperatures may become too much. Some people will opt for a skylight blind or roller shade to ensure skylit rooms are usable at any point in the day.

Self-Cleaning Glass – Myth or Magic?  photograph

Self-Cleaning Glass – Myth or Magic?

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.

Aero Skylights – Manual or Electric? photograph

Aero Skylights – Manual or Electric?

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.

Glazing options for your skylight photograph

Glazing options for your skylight

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.

Concept Design Assistance photograph

Concept Design Assistance

15 Aug 2014

We appreciate that every project is different and customers will require a different level of assistance with their specification.

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