ROOFLIGHTS & ROOF VENTS
Energysaver lights the
way for super-warehouse
A happy employee is a productive one, which is why it is essential that workspaces are light and appealing.
These characteristics were very much to the fore when it came to building one of the largest distribution hubs
in the UK, which included 13,000m2 of Energysaver GRP composite rooflights from Brett Martin
Home to a homeware retailer, the
111,000m2 warehouse at Central
Park in Avonmouth, covers an
impressive amount of ground.
Central to the design of the £100 million
building was a rooflight solution that
minimised the use of artificial lighting
and reduced running costs associated
with such an enormous building.
The specification for the 80mm-thick
composite panel roof included 13,000m2
of Brett Martin GRP Trilite Energysaver
rooflights to bathe the building in
natural sunlight and achieve an excellent
U-value of 1.3W/m²K.
For a project of such magnitude, it is
testament to the skills and dedication of
‘full-envelope’ contractor, FK Group, and
the usability of the factory-assembled
Brett Martin insulating rooflights
(FAIRs) that the warehouse application
was completed within a 16-week
used in the
timeframe. The FAIRs were built-up
using a Trilite GRP sheet (3.0kg/m2) to
ensure fast, reliable weatherproofing,
and allow natural daylight into the
interior of this widespan building.
“High performance, trouble-free
Energysaver rooflights are one of the
most cost-effective ways of getting
natural light into wide span buildings,”
said David Biggs, commercial director at
Brett Martin Daylight Systems.
GRP allows an even spread of
daylight, illuminating the warehouse,
while eliminating the risk of hot spots
and solar glare.
Brett Martin’s Energysaver composite
panel rooflights are triple-skin FAIRs
for composite roofs manufactured
from GRP. Designed to the same depth
as the composite roofing system,
Energysaver’s flat liner panel sits flush
with surrounding metal panels and
a neater, trim internal appearance.
Delivering U-values from 1.9W/m²K
down to 0.9W/m²K, they offer high
quality diffused natural daylight and
New Rooflights & Skylights website launches for quick, competitive rooflight solutions
For those in need of a rooflight or
skylight with quick delivery and at
competitive prices, an online store
has launched, Rooflights & Skylights.
Servicing both professional
builders and homeowners, Rooflights
& Skylights oers a comprehensive
range of polycarbonate and glass
solutions with next-day delivery
available on many stocked units,
while also supporting customers with
The new online store has
been developed by the National
Domelight Company (NDC), a
specialist supplier of rooflights,
skylights, domelights, smoke vents/
AOVs and roof lanterns.
The Rooflights & Skylights site
is easy to use with an intuitive
navigation that allows visitors to
search by feature and use, material
and shape, location within the home,
Each product listing has clear
images and a unit price, so what you
see is what you pay, also helping
to make price comparisons simple.
Detailed technical and delivery
information is available with just one
click, so purchasing the most suitable
rooflight for any project couldn’t be
easier, according to the company.
“Rooflights & Skylights has been
designed to support the industry’s
demand for the quick, no-fuss
purchase and delivery of rooflights
and skylights, and we’re delighted
to launch a stylish site that meets
this service need so well,” said Scott
Couldrey, NDC’s managing director.
“NDC was one of the first
companies within the sector to
launch an online shop and as the
industry has evolved, we’re pleased
to still be ahead of the curve and
provide solutions and services that
support our valued customers
through Rooflights & Skylights.”
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