Rooflights save energy
Independent research proves conclusively that rooflights can save energy in many applications, and the greater the rooflight area the greater the potential savings.
The amount of energy needed to light a building artificially is often much greater than the amount of energy used to heat it, and is often the greatest single energy use in operating the building. When used in conjunction with automatic lighting controls to turn the electric lights down, or off, then rooflights can have a major impact on the overall energy consumption of a building, cutting energy costs by reducing the need for the use of electric lights.
Rooflights are usually less well insulated than the surrounding opaque areas of the roof, but have very little effect on the total energy required for heating, as the beneficial effects of passive solar gain compensates for the poorer insulation.
Electricity used for lighting is much more expensive in terms of CO2 than gas used for heating, so including large areas of rooflights is one of the single most effective ways of improving the environment.
Using rooflights to provide a bright, naturally lit interior will save money, provide a more pleasant environment people want to spend time in and contribute to the government’s target to reduce emissions of CO2.
Natural Daylight is a vital element in our daily life. The general pattern of life for humans is to sleep at night and work and play during the daylight hours. Our brain functions and responds to the stimulus of daylight. Providing natural daylight into the working environment is of fundamental importance for the well being, efficiency and safety for the people in that environment. The electric light bulb is a poor substitute
Here at Twinfix we offer a wide range of products that can be used for rooflights and for ease we have split these into four separate divisions.
Our bespoke, modular Multi-Link-Panel NF is an incredibly quick-to-fit solution for rooflights. Manufactured in-house using an aluminium frame that can be powder coated to suit, it can be glazed with solid or multiwall polycarbonate. These lightweight glazing panels conform to the HSE’s recommendation for Non-Fragile roofing products and will arrive on site ready for quick installation.
When fitted with multiwall polycarbonate these panels can be manufactured in lengths up to 7000mm. The maximum free-span of any Multi-Link-Panel is 4000mm, so a 7000mm long panel would need an intermediate purlin.
As well as our standard Multi-Link-Panel NF we also offer Multi-Link Thermal™ Panels. These have a thermal break within the aluminium frame and are ideal for enclosed areas that are not open to the weather as they offer an improved U value, helping to prevent heat loss from buildings.
Sheet & Bar Products
Where you are looking for a traditional two-part split bar we have a great range to choose from. Apart from the P600 System the following can be used to fit glass, as well as polycarbonate. They can accommodate a range of different spans when used to install multiwall polycarbonate:
|P227 System||Spans up to 1400mm|
|P286 System||Spans up to 1500mm||Secret fix within the capping bar|
|P600 System||Spans up to 3000mm||Snap-fit PVCu capping bar|
|P280 System||Spans up to 3200mm|
|P287 System||Spans up to 3200mm||Secret fix within the capping bar|
|P288 System||Spans up to 4000mm|
Where glass rooflights are your preferred option we can offer you a wide selection of different types.
We can supply a wide range of polycarbonate domes, available as single, double or triple glazed items, offered in a selection of different shapes and sizes, with or without upstands.
Help & Advice
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