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Last edited 27 Aug 2021
Installation can be a breeze with Polycarbonate Rooflights
 Prefabricated for fast installation, but also highly customisable, polycarbonate rooflights from VELUX Commercial make it easy to fill a commercial space with daylight, as well as options for fresh air, certified Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation (SHEV) and roof access.
From improving moods and boosting productivity to cutting energy bills, the benefits of rooflights – and the natural daylight they provide – are clear. Add easy installation, a lightweight and customisable design, flexible functionality and attractive appearance, and it’s easy to see why VELUX Commercial’s polycarbonate rooflights are a favourite option for installers.
VELUX Commercial’s polycarbonate rooflights are prefabricated and can be provided as single units, making on-site installation quick and simple in both new-build and refurbishment projects in commercial and industrial applications.
Steven Steele, Technical manager at VELUX Commercial, explains that the company’s rooflights are supplied on upstands and can be fixed directly to the roof or used with an existing upstand for maximum weatherproofing and quick closure of the building envelope. “Interchangeable kerbs simplify specification and installation, ensuring a good fit every time,” he says, adding that “both splayed and vertical kerbs are available, as well as adapters to fit a builder's upstand. Polycarbonate rooflights are suitable for flat roofs or pitched roofs up to 15, and they are compatible with all popular roofing membrane systems, including EPDM, PVC, bitumen and GRP.”
 Design flexibility
Prefabricated doesn’t mean limited choice. Polycarbonate rooflights are highly customisable and can be configured to suit any commercial requirements. With options for fresh air ventilation, SHEV, roof access, safety, security and control, VELUX Commercial’s polycarbonate rooflights offer a multipurpose daylighting solution.
They can be provided in a variety of shapes, depending on aesthetic preferences and project requirements. Options include domed or pyramid shaped polycarbonate rooflights – with a square, rectangular or circular footprints. A wide range of standard and bespoke sizes are available as well as a selection of upstands to suit most roof structures. Polycarbonate rooflights can be installed individually to provide a single source of daylight and fresh air, or in multiple sections to create daylighting arrays that brighten up large interiors.
Glazing options include single to triple skin polycarbonate in a choice of finishes, as well as a hybrid combination of polycarbonate and glass. Polycarbonate rooflights and can be configured to achieve the desired thermal performance and compliance with Building Regulations Part L, with U-values ranging from 1.0-5.4 W/m2.
 Safety and Security
To ensure maximum safety for those working on the roof, VELUX Commercial polycarbonate rooflights can be specified as non-fragile to ACR[M]001:2019 Class B. They can also be fitted with an intruder grid. Steven Steele explains: “These easy-to-install grid systems are designed for security, keeping intruders out.” They fulfil security requirements without compromising on natural light, ventilation or appearance.
 Installation support
VELUX Commercial also understands the importance of supporting contractors and installers throughout a commercial project. Drawing on 80 years of rooflight experience, along with a team of dedicated daylight specialists, the company offers comprehensive end-to-end support covering everything from product selection and technical guidance to site logistics and installation support. We are committed to providing the best service, establishing project certainty from the earliest phases and assisting with a successful delivery. Plus, all rooflight products are covered by comprehensive guarantees for additional peace of mind.
For more information, and to see the complete range of polycarbonate rooflights, visit veluxcommercial.co.uk. Or, to discuss your project, contact VELUX Commercial on +44 (0) 1670 354157.
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- Aspects of daylighting design covered by EN 17037
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- How to predict daylight conditions in buildings during the design phase
- Building considerations for commercial rooflight refurbishment
--VELUX Commercial 16:37, 27 Aug 2021 (BST)
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