Sunsquare: The market leaders in skylight and roof light design and installation


Sunsquare is proud to have played a part in creating a house which can be heated with only eight lightbulbs.  

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.  

The rooflight, made of aluminium and engineered timber, is quadruple glazed and covers the entire width of the house. It floods the interior with natural light and, thanks to the electronic opening facility of the Aero Electric Access rooflight, also creates a roof terrace above the two-bedroom home.  

James Boughton, joint owner of Sunsquare, said: “The aim was to build a completely carbon neutral home and it’s been so successful that eight light bulbs can heat the whole house. Because of this, the house is designed to automatically adjust to accommodate additional body heat and weather fluctuations. Our rooflight helps to make this possible. Its design was a collaborative effort between ourselves and Joe, the owner, and we are delighted that it was featured on Grand Designs for its sheer innovation. This is a truly remarkable and fascinating home and it was a privilege to be a part of bringing it to fruition.”  

Joe Stuart, owner of the stunning house, said: “Working with James and the team at Sunsquare allowed me to investigate ideas for the project further. When we found hurdles along the way, the collaborative thinking really helped to overcome them. James was very open to suggestions and my desires, while also complementing them with some solid knowledge. We are thrilled with the outcome.”  

Sunsquare have long been recognised as pioneers in the rooflight industry, offering high standard products and services through ongoing investment in design, technology and by improving their processes and this project is another example of how integral a rooflight can be to architectural design.

Learn more about our Aero Electric Access rooflights  or call our Sales Team for a quote today.

To view the episode of Grand Designs click here.

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