To manufacture and install five skylights to introduce natural daylight into the classrooms of an extension to a junior school. The skylights were being installed onto a green (“living”) roof, and so there was a requirement for one of the skylights to open fully to allow access to the flat roof for occasional maintenance.
The client also specified that the opening skylight should be supplied with intelligent weather sensors.
Sunsquare designed and manufactured four fixed Pyramid Skylights to provide natural daylight into the teaching areas, and one Aero Access skylight that can be partially open for ventilation and fully for access.
All skylights are manufactured from our standard aluminium extruded profile, so the units are 100% thermally broken and dual colour to slate grey externally and white internally.
The Aero Access skylight is linked into a state-of-the-art control panel, supplied by Sunsquare and this was supplied with a heated rain sensor and RF remote control.
Should the skylight be open and it were to rain, it would automatically close therefore preventing any water ingress which could cause damage to internal fixtures and fittings.
Due to the nature of the Access skylight we made a recommendation to the contractor that a second, internally mounted switch should be supplied to isolate the rain sensor, so that when the skylight is being used for access and if it began to rain – it would not automatically close and leave somebody stranded on the roof!
Client: S F Developments and Construction Ltd.