Skypod acute

Extra space and light all year round – but with no extra heating costs – are the benefits Dan Sheppard enjoyed after choosing to cap his conservatory extension with the Skypod Acute from Eurocell.

When Dan and his wife moved into their bungalow in Spalding, Lincolnshire, it soon became apparent that the kitchen was too small for their needs and was rather dark. After deciding on a conservatory extension, Dan brought in David Shaw of Shaw Home Improvements, who suggested the Skypod Acute roof.

David said: “I follow Eurocell on Facebook so I saw that this new version of Skypod when it was released. A roof like this we can fit in two or three hours while another system would take half a day.

“Everywhere’s so much lighter, even in the original kitchen, and the roof looks as if it’s always been there because it matches the roof on the other side of the house. We’d planned to have a heater in the conservatory so we could use it all year round but the roof is so effective at keeping in the heat that we’ve never been cold at all – even though there have been a couple of frosts recently.”

Precision engineered for quick and simple installation, Skypod can be fitted quickly and accurately because there are no mitring or awkward angles to cut – just assemble and screw into place using the pre-drilled screw holes. Available in blue, neutral, bronze or clear self-cleaning temperature-controlled glass, a Skypod lantern roof provides excellent energy efficiency – U-values as low as 1.0W/m2K are achievable.

There are three versions of Skypod: the original, which has a fixed 200 roof pitch; SkypodSQ, a square skylight with a four-hip design that lets in more natural light than conventional designs of equivalent surface area; and Skypod Acute. Skypod Acute’s 35pitch is also ideal for more commercial applications such as schools, colleges, hospitals and offices.