Skyvu’s the limit

The FIT Show saw the launch of a brand-new, competitively priced aluminium roof lantern from Whitesales – a product designed with a wealth of fabricator and installer-friendly features.

The new em.glaze skyvu lantern is available on short lead times of just three to five days for standard sizes and colours and is said to be quick and easy to fit in around 40 minutes.

With internal rafters of just 38mm and large expanses of self-cleaning glass, the new Whitesales lantern has sleek minimal aesthetic. It also comes in both contemporary and traditional styles with multiple pane options in sizes up to 4.5m long.

The new em.glaze skyvu complies with the new requirements of Part L, achieving U-Values of 1.3W/m2K thanks to the thermally broken hip beams and incorporates high integrity seals to ensure optimum weather performance tested to beyond BS6375.

For fabricators, Whitesales says that it is easy to integrate skyvu into an existing product offering. Fabricators can use Whitesales’ RUFUS digital configurator to design and order their lantern online or they can contact Whitesales’ team via email or phone. They can also choose delivery direct to site.

For installers, the lantern has some clever design features, such as quick and easy click fastening of the glazing into the flange on the ring beam, which mean it can typically be fitted by one person in around 40 minutes.

Sioned Roberts, Whitesales marketing director, said: “With skyvu alongside our existing em.glaze flat rooflights, we now have a package of products for the retail market which matches our package of service and support. It’s got the aesthetics that buyers want, at a price point which allows for strong trade and retail margins.”

The new Em.glaze skyvu comes in six standard sizes from 1.5m x 1m up to 3m x 2m and these are available from stock in 3-5 days in white, grey or black or in a dual colour grey on white. Other sizes and colours are available to order.