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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 security of rooflights

01 Oct 2017

What does Approved Document Q specify and where?

What CE Marking and the BSI Kitemark means for our rooflights

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

How daylighting should be a key factor in workplace design

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.

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

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.

What to look for in a rooflight supplier

10 Apr 2017

Chris Chaney, Managing Director of Sunsquare, talks best practice, accreditation and experience.

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

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.

Single and Multipane Flat Roof Skylight examples

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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.

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