What types of glass roof systems are available?
Multiple glass roof systems and rooflight configurations are available for commercial buildings such as offices, warehouses, schools, and transport facilities. They range from scalable prefabricated Modular Skylights to bespoke Structural Glazing systems that close a building envelope and offer design flexibility.
Glass roofs can be designed and installed in a variety of configurations: single modules, rows of mono and dual pitched solutions, atriums, pyramids, step solutions, as well as bespoke designs are options with each primary function to optimize daylight. Thermal insulation is provided by glazing, whereas blinds and glazing with sun protection coating are available to control heat and glare. Specific glass roofs such as Glazing Panels, Stick Systems and Modular Skylights can be specified with wind deflectors for smoke detection. Wind deflectors are designed to minimise the risk of air intake and let smoke escape, even when wind conditions are unfavourable.
A consistent and quality glass roof system due to highly engineered prefabrication, Modular Skylights are fast and easy to install due to a standardized modular configuration and prefabricated flashings. A uniform design and hidden actuators make it unnoticeable if modules are fixed or venting. Skylights can easily be integrated into large circulation spaces such as atriums and smaller spaces such as corridors or hallways.
Modular skylight solutions:
- Longlight 5-30°
- Wall-mounted Longlight 5-45
- Northlight 25-90°
- Atrium Longlight/Ridgelight
- Ridgelight 25-40°
- Ridgelight at 5° with beams
- Step Solutions
Prefabricated yet bespoke, Glazing Panels are elegant rooflights with slim profiles and offer more design freedom with corner solutions such as gable, hip, and valley available as part of a glass roof installation for sloped or flat roofs. Flush installation into sloped roofs is possible and creates a clean design aesthetic. Glazing Panels can be installed in pitches of 15-90 degree.
Glazing Panel solutions:
- Mono pitched solutions
- Dual pitched solutions
- Step solutions
- Pyramid solutions
A flat glass rooflight, Modular Rooflights can be installed in long rows and come in a range of configurations and bespoke sizes. Suitable for flat and sloped roofs from 0 to 15 degrees, a minimal installation of 5 degrees is recommended. Modular Rooflights are well suited to hallways and corridors with modules able to be designed in short and wide sizes up to 3 metres in length. Venting modules come with one or two hidden actuators, dependant on the chosen rooflight. Modular Rooflights are built with upstands and utilize an advanced connector beam to combine individual modules.
Roof glazing systems are made-to-measure daylight solutions assembled onsite. Stick systems, such as Structural Glazing System, provide more design flexibility, due to the aluminum profiles its’ almost unlimited design freedom, for an entire building envelope and are well-suited to atriums designs and often for large roof spans. They can be installed as self-supporting solutions or as a fixed solutions onto supporting structures. The Stick System is suitable for sloping roofs, flat roofs and facades, on all roofing materials.