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Em-Glaze bespoke rooflights

Em-Glaze bespoke rooflights are rooflights with glass glazing and are designed and built specifically to your precise sizing and specification requirements and to maximize natural daylight.

From flat glass linked units to gable or hip ended lantern lights, or even completely custom designed shapes, we have the solution to suit your need.

With thermal, sound and light performance that outstrips building regulations, these rooflights are designed to provide warmth and life-affirming quality of natural light.

 


Flat Glass Linked

The Em-Glaze linked unit rooflights are flat glass products with made-to-measure bespoke sizes.
They have a flush design and minimalistic finish both inside and out due to the narrow, unobtrusive framework and silicon cill detail.  This gives unobstructed views and a style which is perfect for studio type rooms.  Supplied in component form, they are simple to install to a builder’s upstand.

Benefits:
  • Made-to-measure sizes
  • Unlimited length
  • Narrow framework giving unobstructed views

Monopitch

Em-Glaze monopitch bespoke rooflights are also known as out-of-plane skylights. These flat roof windows are a highly versatile roof glazing solution, designed to create a minimalistic finish.

Supplied in component form, they are simple to install to a builder’s upstand.  Units can incorporate opening vents, operated manually or by 24 or 230V electric actuators, for comfort or smoke ventilation.

Benefits:
  • Innovative flush design ensures efficient drainage of water
  • Edge detail guarantees unrivalled insulation value
  • Polyester powder coated framework
  • Wall abutment detail
  • Many glazing and ventilation options

Ridgelight

Em-Glaze ridgelight bespoke rooflights are purpose-made continuous rooflights and are available in spans of 0.6m up to 7m, and slope pitch of 15° to 60°, although 30° is supplied as standard.

They are manufactured from proprietary aluminium extrusions. Available with hermetically sealed glass units, the skylights are installed on site to a builder’s upstand.  Some of our stocked range of ridgelights can be installed to a proprietary Em-Curb upstand.

Each rooflight run is terminated with glazed gable ends, hipped ends, wall abutments or open ends.  Bays are designed at equal centres, which will be sized in accordance with the required dimensions and glass specifications.  Units can incorporate angles and other specialist detailing.

Units can incorporate opening vents, operated manually or by 24 or 230V electric actuators, for comfort or smoke ventilation.

Benefits:
  • Self-supporting
  • Available with gable or hipped ended
  • Unlimited length
  • Choice of ventilation and glazing options available

Lantern lights

Lantern lights are purpose-made continuous rooflights and are available in 1m to 3m spans, and slope pitch from 15° to 60°, although 30° is supplied as standard.

Lantern lights are manufactured from proprietary aluminium extrusions. Available with hermetically sealed glass units, our specialist rooflights are supplied in component form and installed on site into the aluminium system to a builder’s upstand.

Each lantern light run can be supplied with gable or hip ends. Bays are designed at equal centres, which will be sized in accordance with the required dimensions and glass specifications.

Units can incorporate opening vents, operated manually or by 24 or 230V electric actuators, for comfort or smoke ventilation.

Benefits:
  • Self-supporting
  • Available with gable or hipped ended
  • Unlimited length
  • Choice of ventilation and glazing options available
  • Includes a glazed vertical upstand for maximum light ingress

Pyramid rooflights

Pyramid rooflights are purpose-made, self-supported rooflights and are available in spans of 0.6m up to 7m, and slope pitch of 15° to 60°, although 30° is supplied as standard.

Pyramid rooflights are manufactured from proprietary aluminium extrusions. Available with hermetically sealed glass units, the rooflights are supplied in component form and installed on site to a builder’s upstand.  Some of our stocked range of pyramids can be installed to a proprietary Em-Curb upstand.

Each rooflight is designed as having four equal sloped sides. Bays are designed at equal centres, which will be sized in accordance with the required dimensions and glass specifications.

Units can incorporate opening vents, operated manually or by 24 or 230V electric actuators, for comfort or smoke ventilation.

Benefits:


Custom Design

Custom designed bespoke rooflights are purpose-made to your exact requirements and are designed to accommodate an extensive range of shapes and sizes.

Whilst polygon and domed shapes are more common there are many other possibilities such as elliptical and other curved designs.

Specialist rooflights are manufactured from proprietary aluminium extrusions.  Available with hermetically sealed glass units, the rooflights are supplied in component form and installed on site into the aluminium system to a builder’s upstand.

Each rooflight will include bespoke flashing and cill details to suit the design requirements.

Ventilation options can often be incorporated within the rooflights for comfort or smoke ventilation.

Benefits:
  • Self-supporting
  • Custom designed to suit any spefic requirement
  • Many shapes available, such as octagonal
  • Choice of ventilation and glazing options available

Glazing

Em-Glaze bespoke rooflights are available in double or triple glazed glass.  The thickness and type of the glass is determined by the size and configuration of the rooflight unit.  Special requirements can normally be accommodated.

The standard specification for these rooflights is double glazed glass with 4mm, 6mm or 8mm thick glass panes, depending on the size of the unit, and a 16mm argon-filled cavity.  This ensures the Em Glaze bespoke rooflights provide significant thermal insulation, sound reduction also give excellent protection from traffic or other noise.

Many additional finishing options are available for this flat rooflight such as solar control and self-cleaning glass.

Most of these units are also available with polycarbonate glazing – the Em-Line bespoke rooflights.  Please click here for more information about these.

Options

A variety of options are available including self-cleaning, solar tints (neutral, blue or green) and fire rated.  Please contact us for more details on these.

Technical values for the two thickness of glass glazing:
Double glazed (6mm thick glass) Triple glazed (6mm thick glass)
Light transmission (LT %) 78% 65%
Solar heat gain factor (g %) 58% 48%
Sound reduction (dB) 33 33
Thermal transmission (W/m²K)* 1.1 0.8

*Thermal transmission refers to U-Values.  For Ud-Values, please contact us.


Upstands

All Em-Glaze bespoke rooflights are to be installed to a builders curb.  The Em-Curb upstand range isn’t compatible for these products, please enquire for more details.


Ventilation

Em-Glaze bespoke rooflights are available with many types of ventilation options, including comfort and smoke ventilation.  This is incorporated as manual or electric opening sections within the rooflight.  The electric actuators are 24 or 230V depending on the need, and wall switches, remote controls and other controls, such as wind and rain sensors are all available.

Hinged Manual Spindle Opening Section
  • Manual operated
  • Opens up to 300mm
  • Proprietary design
  • Suitable for small units
Hinged Electric Actuator Opening Section
  • Electrically operated
  • Opens up to 180mm
  • Rain sensor option
  • Suitable for large and small units

Certification

Em-Glaze bespoke rooflight technical performance varies from rooflight, depending on size, glazing and other specifications.  They have been engineeded to comply with severe weather ratings and the below values show relevant certification and test results.  For more information, please contact us.

Fire ratings BS 476: Part 7 ‘Class 1’,Tp(a) for 1991 BR
Non-fragile option available ACR(M)001: 2005 Class B
Pitch angle 30° as standard with 15-60° also available
Loadings Wind: 640 N/m²
Snow: 750 N/m²

 

Performance

All Em-Glaze bespoke rooflights are guaranteed for a period of ten years.  For further information, extended guarantees, or specific project guarantees contact us.


Installation

Installed onto a waterproofed builder’s upstand.

We recommend using our installation service for our more complex continuous and bespoke products; please enquire for more information on this.

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