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Saturday 30 December 2017

2017: another year of growth for rooflighting


The UK’s rooflights market has seen significant growth over last 5 years, according to a study by AMA Research,
as reported by Barbour.

According to the research, the rooflights sector represents a strong performing but small portion of the overall roofing market, accounting for slightly under 10% of the roofing market by value. Since 2012, the market specifically for rooflights has shown strong growth year on year, increasing by a substantial 25% between 2012 and 2016, with similar growth expected in 2017.

Clearly, this can be attributed to a number of factors within the roofing, building and home improvement markets in general. In particular, an increase in flat roof construction has led to growth in the rooflights market, as well as home extensions and commercial property extensions.

Additionally, the continual development of advanced products like our Monovision flat glass rooflights  and our  “walk on” rooflights plus the upgrading of existing products with higher specification materials, e.g. triple glazing, has added more value to the market in recent years.

Another factor which is supporting this growth, is simply that the contribution of daylighting to energy saving and building efficiency is becoming better understood, thanks to the efforts of manufacturers and organisations like NARM - the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers - of which Lareine Engineerting is an active member.

In the early 'noughties' NARM commissioned research into the contribution that rooflights can make in gaining Part L compliance and the organisation subsequently ran a campaign ' For a smaller carbon footprint, use more rooflights'. We at Lareine Engineering have supported this and will continue to highlight the important benefits of daylight in the built environment – as a contributor to healthy lifestyles as well as reducing enegy consumption and emissions.

 

 

NARM’s role in developing
and supporting appropriate technical
standards and communicating
daylighting benefits cannot be underestimated
as a contributing