How to encourage pools of light to flood into their property whilst overcoming one significant design challenge
This New Build project in Warwickshire required a three-pane wall abutting SkyView, as well as a four-pane SkyView, with the end pane made to open electronically for adequate ventilation.
The biggest challenge for the design and installation of these rooflights was to achieve an opening pane so close to a wall. This was overcome by utilising a clever part-fixed, part-opening design to allow abundant natural daylight and fresh air into the living space below.
Recommended glazing treatment
The client was particularly concerned about the possibility of excessive solar gain from his new roof windows. Subsequently, Sunsquare recommended an SN70 solar controlled glass treatment, allowing sunlight to pass through whilst radiating and reflecting the vast majority of the sun’s heat outside.
This helped the client to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures; enjoying the natural light without the uncomfortable solar gain and glare.
The client opted to install their Sunsquare skylights onto their own upstands. In our manufacturing centre, the team extended the black margin around the outside of the SkyView glass to ensure the top of the upstand could not be viewed from above.
It’s this extra detail and our desire to go the extra mile which gives our clients such fantastic end results.
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