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Sunsquare rooflight helps make Grand Designs featured Passive House photograph

Sunsquare rooflight helps make Grand Designs featured Passive House

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.

FMB and RIBA speak out regarding UK’s homebuilding output photograph

FMB and RIBA speak out regarding UK’s homebuilding output

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.

GGF recognises increase in manufacture of low-sightline insulated glass units photograph

GGF recognises increase in manufacture of low-sightline insulated glass units

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.

FMB welcomes appointment of new Construction Minister photograph

FMB welcomes appointment of new Construction Minister

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.

Check out 2016's RIBA House of the Year photograph

Check out 2016's RIBA House of the Year

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.

NFRC responds to Bonfield Review photograph

NFRC responds to Bonfield Review

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.

Sunsquare celebrates 2016: A bumper year of achievements photograph

Sunsquare celebrates 2016: A bumper year of achievements

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.

RIBA confirms new chief executive photograph

RIBA confirms new chief executive

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.

Sunsquare celebrates ISO 14001 accreditation photograph

Sunsquare celebrates ISO 14001 accreditation

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).

Sunsquare enjoys successful Grand Designs Live London 2016 show photograph

Sunsquare enjoys successful Grand Designs Live London 2016 show

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.

Zero Carbon Hub ceases operations photograph

Zero Carbon Hub ceases operations

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.

Home improvement planning applications on the rise photograph

Home improvement planning applications on the rise

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.

Sunsquare achieve CHAS accreditation photograph

Sunsquare achieve CHAS accreditation

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.

Disposable income recovering among UK homeowners photograph

Disposable income recovering among UK homeowners

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.

GGF confirms new President photograph

GGF confirms new President

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.

Architect optimism largely strong across the UK photograph

Architect optimism largely strong across the UK

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).

Government called upon to appoint a built environment advisor photograph

Government called upon to appoint a built environment advisor

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.

Home maintenance and improvement trends still moving at pace photograph

Home maintenance and improvement trends still moving at pace

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.

Sunsquare achieves Suffolk Carbon Charter status photograph

Sunsquare achieves Suffolk Carbon Charter status

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.

BRE set to host free Winter Reception photograph

BRE set to host free Winter Reception

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.

2015: A year in review by Sunsquare photograph

2015: A year in review by Sunsquare

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.

RIBA fears new-build properties are too small photograph

RIBA fears new-build properties are too small

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.

GGF announces its own inspections body photograph

GGF announces its own inspections body

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.

BSI Kitemark testing facilities set for £3 million makeover photograph

BSI Kitemark testing facilities set for £3 million makeover

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.

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 explained photograph

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 explained

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.

Getting Value For Money When Buying a Skylight photograph

Getting Value For Money When Buying a Skylight

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.

Stock Item Savings and Quick Turnaround photograph

Stock Item Savings and Quick Turnaround

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...

Bre Innovation Park - Sunsquare photograph

Bre Innovation Park - Sunsquare

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.

Sunsquare Awarded Prestigious BSI Kitemark photograph

Sunsquare Awarded Prestigious BSI Kitemark

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.

Skylight Upstand Installation Manual photograph

Skylight Upstand Installation Manual

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.

Skylight Technology Where it Counts photograph

Skylight Technology Where it Counts

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.

Sunsquare Offer a 35 Year Warranty on Upstands photograph

Sunsquare Offer a 35 Year Warranty on Upstands

16 Apr 2015

Sunsquare have been pioneers of upstands for skylights for many years. Since roofing membranes have become so much more reliable for flat roofs and carry longer warranties and life expectancy, it has become more and more important to separate the skylight from the up-stand.

Sunsquare Unveil Secret Testing Technique photograph

Sunsquare Unveil Secret Testing Technique

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.

Sunsquare Plans for 2015 photograph

Sunsquare Plans for 2015

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.

What Really Matters When Buying a Skylight? photograph

What Really Matters When Buying a Skylight?

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.

The importance of choosing the right skylight manufacturer photograph

The importance of choosing the right skylight manufacturer

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.

British Glass Hosts Annual Conference photograph

British Glass Hosts Annual Conference

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.

We Are Sunsquare

bsi Kitemark for Sunsquare Skylights
Citation Approved Health & Safety Systems For Sunsquare Skylights
Citation Approved Employment Law For Sunsquare Skylights
bsi Quality Management for Sunsquare Skylights
bsi Weather Performance for Sunsquare Skylights
SPRA Single Ply Roofing Association
Suffolk Carbon Charter 2016 Bronze For Sunsquare Skylights