New glass rafter rooflight
Howells Patent Glazing has launched its new glass rafter rooflight, Ultraline, which was unveiled at the FIT Show.
Designed to maximise daylight, Ultraline allows for larger expanses of glass. Each joint is supported by a glass rafter, or fin, which reinforces the structure without breaking the sightline.
The low-pitch aluminium rooflight typically measures 2.4m long and 1.2m wide, ideal for the average house extension, at around 3m to 4m. However, as each rooflight is designed and made to order, customers can increase the width and depth to suit the application, the company said. Loadings are calculated by an independent glass consultant.
If the rooflight measures less than 5m by 2m, the unglazed rooflight frame can be delivered preassembled, direct to site in an unmarked vehicle. If the rooflight exceeds these dimensions it can be delivered in multiple parts. Early morning drop-offs mean that the Ultraline rooflight can be installed in a day.
Ultraline has been independently tested for weathertightness (BS 6375 Part 1) and resistance to snow and permanent load (EN 14351).
Howells offers several glazing options with clear toughened glass as standard. Customers can upgrade to solar-controlled, high performance or super neutral glass. For certain applications – such as swimming pools, schools and hospitals – the company offers toughened laminated glass. It is certified against PAS 24 and Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings), and meets the requirements of Secured by Design.
Ultraline can be powder coated in a standard RAL colour, including dual.