26 Oct 2017
The property in East London, which featured on Grand Designs this week, was the realisation of Joe and Lina’s dream to create a home for themselves to the highest standards, and they asked Sunsquare to jointly design, manufacture and install an entirely bespoke rooflight to make this possible.
20 Oct 2017
Local councils should be given the ability to borrow funds to build new developments across the UK, according to Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Berry’s comments were in response to Liberal Democrats leader, Vince Cable, who called on the UK government to be bolder in order to solve the growing housing crisis.
19 Oct 2017
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has acknowledged a significant rise in the number of manufacturers producing narrow cavity insulating glass units with an edge-seal sightline of 5-6mm, designed to meet the need of improved energy performance for windows, particularly in the heritage sector.
14 Sep 2017
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18 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017
Sunsquare is delighted to announce it has become a member of the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM).
10 Apr 2017
Laminated glass can reduce interior fading
02 Mar 2017
Sunsquare is set to impress visitors of Ecobuild 2017 with an exhibition of a range of its award-winning flat roof skylights at ExCeL London on 7th-9th March.
25 Jan 2017
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has spoken out regarding the appointment of a new Construction Minister, who arrives at a very important moment in the industry’s history, according to Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB.
20 Jan 2017
If you’re a homeowner looking for home improvement inspiration for 2017, you’ll no doubt be interested in the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) 2016 House of the Year.
10 Jan 2017
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has commented on the latest publication of the long-awaited ‘Bonfield Review’, an independent review into the standards governing consumer energy efficiency measures.
23 Dec 2016
As the first company in the world to have all their rooflights Kitemarked by the British Standards Institution (BSI), Sunsquare has enjoyed a monumental 2016, along with a host of other awards that have cemented the company's position as pioneers of the UK skylight industry.
11 Oct 2016
New research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found that two-thirds of SME house builders are without any significant, negative changes to their workload since the outcome of the referendum to leave the European Union (EU).
07 Oct 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has confirmed the appointment of its new chief executive, Alan Vallance, following an extensive recruitment process.
22 Sep 2016
We’re proud to announce that Sunsquare continue to remain the company for environmentally-friendly skylight manufacturing.
14 Sep 2016
Sunsquare is delighted to announce they are now offering laminated inner pane glass as part of all our standard specifications.
17 Aug 2016
Sunsquare is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the London Construction Awards, an award which acknowledges UK firms that have made an outstanding contribution to the nation’s construction industry.
05 Aug 2016
An Essex-based couple were the lucky winners of our exclusive competition at Grand Designs Live London 2016, securing the prize of a free rooflight: designed, manufactured and installed by our award-winning team.
02 Aug 2016
Sunsquare’s long-standing commitment to minimising its impact on the wider environment has been acknowledged by the British Standards Institution (BSI), who have recently accredited the UK’s leading flat roof skylight manufacturers with ISO 14001 Environmental Management (EMS).
19 Jul 2016
Customisable glazing options are just one of the many benefits Sunsquare customers enjoy when purchasing a bespoke flat roof window through the UK’s only BSI Kitemarked rooflight manufacturer.
08 Jul 2016
It was a night to remember for the UK’s flat roof skylight pioneers on Thursday as Sunsquare secured two prestigious awards at the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards 2016.
23 May 2016
The UK’s domestic architects remain upbeat over opportunities for growth in 2016 despite the uncertainty surrounding the EU In/Out referendum, according to a recent survey from Houzz.
20 May 2016
A new report from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) into the state of school buildings claims too many are failing children and their teachers.
16 May 2016
Sunsquare’s complete range of BSI Kitemarked flat roof skylights received an exceptionally warm welcome at Grand Designs Live London 2016, as thousands flocked to London’s ExCeL Centre for the unique opportunity to witness all the latest trends for the home.
11 May 2016
The House of Lords has gone against the government’s decision to scrap the requirement for zero-carbon properties, which was announced in July last year.
09 May 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has applauded the Government for announcing a review of the national space standard for housing.
03 May 2016
The UK’s door and window fabrication market has enjoyed a revival since 2013, with real prospects of further growth in the next five years, according to a new report from AMA Research.
29 Apr 2016
At Sunsquare we’ve gone to great lengths to promote ‘green’ best practice operational standards in recent years and we’re delighted to announce that this has been acknowledged by the Business Green Leaders awards.
21 Apr 2016
With less than a fortnight until the Grand Designs bandwagon rolls into London’s Docklands, Grand Designs Live London 2016 has announced its latest feature – the Self Build Centre.
15 Apr 2016
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has confirmed that its revised Consumer Code of Practice, issued last year, has received full approval from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) within its Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.
13 Apr 2016
The Zero Carbon Hub has announced that it has ceased operations as of 31st March 2016. The public/private body, which was launched in 2008 to support the government’s target for all new homes to be zero carbon by 2016 into practicable regulation and remove the barriers of its implementation.
07 Apr 2016
Location is no longer the only key driver of property values with the sustainability of homes now a key driver of a property’s investment potential too, according to research from housebuilders, Redrow.
06 Apr 2016
Property owners across England and Wales are making increasingly looking to make significant home improvements, with a sharp increase in planning applications made in the last 12 months, according to new figures from Barbour ABI’s ‘Home improvers of Great Britain 2016’ report.
01 Apr 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is due to launch its next exhibition in May, re-examining how we live and including thought-provoking ideas for future housing design.
24 Mar 2016
Are you a property owner that’s always looking to improve their home? If so, the chances are you’ll love a trip to Grand Designs Live 2016.
23 Mar 2016
A new energy plan released by the London Assembly says all non-domestic buildings in London will need to undergo serious retrofits by 2050 if the capital is to meet its carbon emissions reduction targets.
18 Mar 2016
The UK’s flat rooflight pioneers, Sunsquare have secured another important accolade that’s widely recognised and in-demand within the construction industry: the CHAS accreditation.
17 Mar 2016
Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate that homeowners across the UK have more disposable income compared with previous years, allowing consumers to loosen their belts when it comes to spending and making home improvements.
09 Mar 2016
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has confirmed its new President, Andrew Glover at the President’s Reception in Southwark late last month.
07 Mar 2016
Confidence within architectural practices across much of the UK is largely positive, according to the latest Future Trends Index from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
26 Feb 2016
Developers could soon be able to pay a fee to have their planning applications fast-tracked as part of new government proposals in a bid to accelerate housing delivery.
24 Feb 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has been joined by a number of its peers in calling for the UK Government to appoint a full-time built environment advisor to ‘champion’ higher standards throughout government.
22 Feb 2016
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has expressed real concern regarding the absence of energy efficient glazing in the list of energy-saving materials highlighted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for a reduced rate of five per cent VAT.
17 Feb 2016
Property owners planning their own self-build project this year or those seeking some expert advice and inspiration can secure a unique opportunity by winning a one-to-one consultation with Kevin McCloud or Charlie Luxton.
15 Feb 2016
The number of homeowners stepping up their drive for maintaining and improving their properties is showing no signs of slowing down, with TrustMark reporting another bumper year of assisting those looking to develop their properties in 2015.
04 Feb 2016
The recent stormy weather that’s battered much of the UK has led to discussions on the implications for the roofing design and construction industry given that weather fronts appear to be increasing in their intensity.
02 Feb 2016
In acknowledgment of our commitment to monitoring and reducing our carbon emissions, we are delighted to announce that we have secured accreditation from the Suffolk Carbon Charter.
28 Jan 2016
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is hosting its annual winter reception next Monday, designed to bring together some of the brightest talent in the built environment.
25 Jan 2016
As world-leading flat rooflight designers and manufacturers, at Sunsquare we have always prided ourselves on careful investment in our company and our staff.
19 Jan 2016
The 2015-2019 Commercial Glazing Market Report indicates the prospects for growth in the commercial aluminium market over the next four-to-five years are very positive.
15 Jan 2016
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has unveiled its latest research initiative, designed to explore how building performance can be improved and refined through better design and construction methods.
08 Jan 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published new research regarding the likely trends in housing design across the UK for 2016.
06 Jan 2016
Architect workloads across the country experienced a surprisingly significant increase in November, rising to +27 from +18 in October within the RIBA Future Trends Workload Index.
24 Dec 2015
It’s at this time of the year that Sunsquare reflects on its achievements during the last 12 months and looks ahead with excitement to what’s next in 2016.
21 Dec 2015
Sunsquare has sought to offer some seasonal cheer to its local children’s hospice, with a substantial donation to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) just in time for Christmas.
17 Dec 2015
It’s that time of the year when it becomes significantly more essential to fill a hole in your property’s roof. So if there has been a mistake, a roof leak or your property renovations are going quicker than anticipated, Sunsquare can help.
16 Dec 2015
09 Dec 2015
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) believes more than half of all new homes built across the UK today are not big enough to cope with the needs of those who buy them.
07 Dec 2015
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced the formation of its own inspections subsidiary body, which will undertake inspections and auditing work across the replacement glazing sector.
02 Dec 2015
Save money on your property’s new flat roof skylight this Christmas with Sunsquare’s free upstands for all festive orders this month.
27 Nov 2015
The UK’s commercial glazing market is forecast to expand by five per cent next year, according to new figures from AMA Research.
24 Nov 2015
The testing facilities for the British Standards Industry (BSI) Kitemark has received £3 million worth of investment in state-of-the-art technology and facility upgrades, taking the globally-recognised Kitemark firmly into the 21st Century and beyond.
20 Nov 2015
BRE Innovation Park is opening its doors to the general public as part of next week’s Sustainable St Albans Week.
18 Nov 2015
UK consumers are anxious of potentially hiring incompetent tradespeople and builders to carry out home improvements, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
11 Nov 2015
From 1st October, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 became law in a bid to simplify and strengthen the nation’s consumer legislation by bringing it into the 21 st century.
15 Oct 2015
It is confusing enough buying a product like a skylight. Even a company like Sunsquare, who try to keep it simple, offer quite a few options. When you take into account some of the gimmicks and gadgets out there to try to persuade, it can be an absolute minefield.
08 Oct 2015
This is the time of year when it becomes slightly more critical to fill a hole in the roof if there has been a mistake or a build is going quicker than expected. It is also the time of year when leaks occur. To try and assist, Sunsquare keep some stock glass for set sizes of certain products...
16 Sep 2015
Sunsquare are extremely proud to announce that it is launching its new permanent display of skylights at the BRE innovation park in Watford. The display is situated outside the visitors centre in the park and contains a vast majority of the range that are available from Sunsquare – pioneers in roof skylight design.
07 Sep 2015
The Sunsquare SkyView range is as simple to install as its design is elegant.
03 Aug 2015
Sunsquare are incredibly proud to announce it has been awarded a BSI Kitemark accreditation for quality. The flat roof skylight company has been a pioneer of design and manufacturing within the UK for over a decade and is now officially recognised for its craftsmanship becoming the first in their industry to achieve this.
16 Jul 2015
Sunsquare have always been an advocate of having a separate Upstand to sit a skylight on. This has since been accredited by the BSI and adopted by building control into building regulations. Sunsquare are a proud member of SPRA Single ply roofing Association who also recommend a separate Upstand.
15 Jul 2015
Sunsquare have spent many years at the top of the flat roof skylight industry. As the only BSI accredited company, it is vital that every product is tried and tested before bringing it to market. We have been working, for some time on a world beating touch screen control panel for our opening skylights. The product is ready to launch and below are some of the remarklable functions we have included.
16 Apr 2015
16 Apr 2015
Sunsquare have always been a forward thinking company that prides itself on extreme testing everything before it reaches the general public. Sunsquare are the only BSI accredited company in the industry who risked having all of their products tested by the for air permeability, weather and thermal performance. Sunsquare are also the first company to offer a 3-year warranty on electrical parts, having had them independently tested too.
09 Apr 2015
Already turning out to be a record year at Sunsquare, there is so much more to come this year. It really is going to be a defining year.
19 Mar 2015
Sunsquare have had a reputation for many years for being thorough and obsessive about its standards of design and manufacture. It is what sets them apart. In any market place there is a great deal to choose from and sometimes the jargon used can be extremely confusing and even irrelevant to the client.
12 Mar 2015
Sunsquare have spent many years removing old skylights manufactured and installed by others that have started to fail and replaced them with new Sunsquare product. Most are old wooden or steel skylights that are single glazed and have just come to the end of their useful life.
11 Mar 2015
The annual Glass Focus Conference, hosted by the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation, will be held on 12th June at the Marriot Renaissance Hotel, Manchester.
10 Mar 2015
The House of Lords is to host a first-of-its-kind built environment watchdog panel with a remit to scrutinise and explore placemaking and built environment policy.
09 Mar 2015
The British Standards Institute (BSI) has been tasked with developing a programme to set data standards for ‘smart cities’ in the UK.
06 Mar 2015
House builders constructing homes on mass are being allowed to get away with putting up sub-standard housing because no-one is holding them to account, according to Wayne Hemingway, former chair of Cabe’s Building for Life panel.
05 Mar 2015
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has confirmed that the current values of work-in-progress across the architectural industry are still 25 per cent down on pre-recession 2007 levels.
04 Mar 2015
The UK’s renewable energy sector continues to go from strength to strength after it was revealed some £5.2 billion of construction contracts – amounting to 1,095 renewable projects – were awarded in 2014.
03 Mar 2015
If you’re a self-builder wanting to oversee the build of your new dream home you’ve come to the right place. At Sunsquare, we are proud to work with a number of innovative self-builders to play a part in their exciting development projects. The first big step to planning your new home is to draft a floor plan of the internal spaces.
02 Mar 2015
Confidence and workload forecasts within the UK’s architectural industry remain strongly positive across all regions of the UK according to January’s 2015 Future Trends Survey from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
27 Feb 2015
In our latest “day in the life” Sunsquare feature, we shine the spotlight on sales director, Mark Lambert, who leads the sales team to ensure that clients have all the information necessary to make the process of ordering a skylight from Sunsquare as smooth as possible.
26 Feb 2015
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has led the calls for including green infrastructure as a key element in the UK built environment.