Lights, camera, action for Xtralite's X-Glaze Rooflight
Xtralite Rooflights Ltd, the UK’s largest independent producer of rooflights, has seen its products specified within one of the UK’s most innovative and talked about eco home building products.
The company’s X-Glaze 1250mm Dome rooflights were supplied to provide an effective natural light source within the roof of Hivehaus, a unique new modular living concept.
A bee hive inspired concept that aims to provide environmentally friendly and cost effective dwellings, a prototype Hivehaus recently featured in the popular Channel 4 programme George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
The honeycomb structure and modular nature of the individual pods allows for multiple units to be positioned in a variety of configurations. The idea was described by host George Clarke as “a simple but elegant form of affordable space”, while the prototype’s clear glazed rooflights offering views of the night sky were also widely praised.
Glazed, with a UV protected polycarbonate, the circular X-Glaze rooflights from Xtralite boast a high level of thermal insulation – easily beating the maximum allowable Ud value of 2.2, and with a low level of air leakage – X-Glaze is fully compliant with Part L of the Building Regulations.
The product is available in clear and diffused glazing options, depending on the spread of light required in the space below.
Jim Lowther, Sales Director at Xtralite Rooflights, said: “We were delighted to learn that our products were to be included within the Hivehaus project, and to see them featured on a prime time Channel 4 show like Amazing Spaces was particularly exciting.
“Given the stated aims of the project are to create environmentally friendly modular dwellings, the inclusion of our X-Glaze Dome Rooflights further enhances the product’s reputation as a natural choice for saving energy while allowing a good deal of natural light to enter the space below.”
Designer of Hivehaus, Barry Jackson, added: “Dome rooflights have always been an integral part of the Hivehaus design, allowing natural light to flood into the compact spaces below making them feel much larger than they actually are.
“The quality and affordability of Xtralite's dome rooflights made them the perfect choice for the Hivehaus concept.”