Skylight installation - design and manufacturing of other glass structures

By: Skybright  11-11-2011
Keywords: Glass, Windows, Skylights

PRODUCT RANGE

Skybright Skylight's advanced technology provides clients with a vast range of applications, from standard to custom made units.

    1. GLASS ROOF / SLOPE GLAZING
    • Construction in steel (Powdercoated or Wet Spray)
    • Timber (Varnished or painted)
    • Aluminum (Powdercoated)
    • Glass mainly laminated with polished edges
    • Toughened glass can be used but must be supported on all four sides by a frame
    • Glass choice is important to reduce heat, glare and UV
    • Ventilation (i.e. large areas with no vertical ventilation) is important to reduce excess heat. Operated manually or by electronic remote control, smoke detectors, and rain sensors are available
    • Condensation outlets at base of frame. Moisture can pass through the frame (especially important in Spa's, Bathroom's, Atrium's and Enclosed Pool areas
    • Glass overhang with aluminum edging is necessary if the vertical glass or wall joins the glass roof, thus reducing stainmarks
    • Structural glazing tape (Thermobond 6 x 9mm) and structual Silicon are used
    • Acrylic silicon applied between frame and wall (closes hairline gaps) to complete internal finishing
    • Screws and fixing bolts (covered with plastic cap heads)
    2. SUNSPACE / CONSERVATORY
    • See Glass Roof / Slope Glazing
    • Double glazing if required (Reducing sound and heat loss)
    • Additional Blinds (Reducing direct sunlight)
    3. BAY WINDOWS
    • See Glass Roof/Slope Glazing
    • If butt jointing vertical glass to slope is done without overhang, the staining of upright sections will occur. You will also not be able to have condensation outlets.
    • If going for ventilating vertical windows, overhang is imperative.
    4. GLASS WALKWAY
    • See Glass Roof / Slope Glazing
    • Generally one can use clear glass or tinted for aesthetics, as there is no heat build up in open sided areas.
    5. SKYLIGHT PATIO SYSTEMS
    • See Glass Roof / Slope Glazing
    • Large glass area on patio's are not always practical as one is only protected against the rain and not the direct sunlight. (Unless blinds are fitted)
    • If going for a Solid Roof, Skylights should be fitted in the vicinity of a window or sliding door to allow light to pass into the adjoining room/rooms.
    • The Skylight should be ± 800 in width and ± the same as the door or window in lenght. This will allow the same amount of light in, as before the patio was added.
    • If patio has a balcony on top, see Glass Floors.
    6. GLASS PYRAMIDS (FIXED / OPENING)
    • Frame constructed in aluminum.
    • Welded Corners.
    • Condensation outlets.
    • Frame Powdercoated (Important because Silicon has better adhesion)
    • Glass laminated with polished edges.
    • Glass butt joined together with structural clear (Inside and outside glass) Maximum size glass to glass. Pyramid 2m x 2m, Rectangular 1.2m x 10m.
    • Frame size (Custom Made) ± 50mm bigger than hole size.
    • Opening units open manually with a rod or electronically operated remote, smoke detectors and rain sensors also available.
    7. GLASS DOMES
    • See Glass Pyramids Maximum dome size 2m x 2m
    8. SKYLIGHTS FIXED
    • Timberframed unit (internally only)
    • Aluminum (Powdercoated)
    • Pre-made flashing unit with lead apron (Tiled Roof / Thatch) (Flat soaker system i.e. slate)
    • Glass laminated, or toughened (Double glazing also available)
    • Groove in timber to receive vertical ceiling board.
    • Skylight gives ± 5 times more light than the same size would do on a vertical wall.
    • Unit custom made to fit. Kit form also available in standard sizes.
    9. ROOF WINDOWS
    • See Skylights Fixed
    • Top hung units custom made to suit manually or electronically operated systems.
    • Centre pivot hung unit (ideal for attic and loft rooms)(Standard sizes only)
    10. GLASS FLOORS
    • Frames constructed in steel or aluminum.
    • Frames Powdercoated.
    • Glass panel is usually 32mm or 42mm thick multi laminated glass.
    • It is important to waterproof correctly and to use a compatible waterproofing system with the existing waterproofing to ensure a watertight unit.
    • See patio skylight systems for more info.
    11. CANOPIES
    • See Glass Roof / Slope Glazing.
    • Ideal for extra protection against the rain whilst still letting light in.
    12. FLUSH GLAZING
    • See Glass Roof / Slope Glazing
    13. SOLAR SKYLIGHTS
    • Frame "Plastic"
    • Top Clear Acrylic
    • Tube: Flexible silver foil or solid polished aluminum tube.
    • A diffuser on the ceiling.
    • Standard maximum size 500 m/m
    • These units are best in small dark areas such as pantries, guest loo's and passages where conventional skylights will not fit. Not recommended for larger areas.
    14. DOMES
    • Standard sizes only
    • Suited for slabs and pitched roofs (No premade flashing)
    • Frame aluminum (mill finish, Powdercoated or Anodized)
    • Blown or vacuum formed acrylic Top's
    15. BARREL VAULT
    • Frame aluminum (mill finish, Powdercoated or Anodized)
    • Perspex or Polycarbonate sheeting.
    • Shape : low rise, high rise or semi circular.
    • Custom made units.
    • Fitted onto concrete slab or steel/aluminum sub frames.
    16. GLASS DOORS
    • Front doors and shower door systems
    • Patch fitting frameless systems
    • Floor springs
    • Custom door handles
    17. FIRE CONTROL
    • Electronic opening windows with smoke detectors and rain sensors
    • Chain Actuators
    • Louvre System for fire escape stairs
    18. REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE & INSURANCE CLAIMS
    • Skybright Skylights Cleaning cc is a sister-company of Skybright Skylights
    • Cleaning and maintenance of skylights
    • Repairs to existing skylights
    • Replacement of old skylights
    • Refurbishment and alteration of existing units
    • Insurance claims
    • Heat and moisture problem solving

Keywords: Aluminum, Glass, Glass Roof, Skylights, Windows