Overview

 

 

Xtralite manufactures structural glazing solutions to bespoke designs, backed by a support and advice throughout the entire project cycle, from design to installation.

Many of our structural glazing solutions are based on a standard design template, including some of the following popular options below, which are just a few examples.

Contact Xtralite for advice or to discuss your individual structural requirements.

 

 

Panelised Glazing - Linked Modular System

 

A unique aluminium-framed polycarbonate glazing panel system that can reduce site installation time by as much as 70%, due to its ease of fixing. 

Glazing panels are sized and built to suit each individual project specification eliminating on-site cutting or fabrication. Fixing is quick and easy – the initial panel is secured with just four screws, and each subsequent panel requires just two. The panelised glazing system is available on either a supply only or supply and install basis.

Xtralite Panelised Glazing is suitable for roofing and walling installations, ranging from 10° pitch to vertical. The system is perfect for north lights, patent glazing replacement, monopitch rooflights and vertical glazing. The versatility of the system means it can be used on ridges or abutting wall panels and gutters.

Xtralite Panelised Glazing is lightweight, impact resistant, thermally efficient, non-fragile, easy to handle, and supplied fully factory-assembled. The system has a comprehensive product warranty and is protected by a 20-year insurance-backed guarantee.

Xtralite Panelised Glazing is ideal for both new build and refurbishment in numerous applications including factories, schools, leisure centres, logistics facilities and other open plan buildings. 

Glazing options available for Xtralite Panelised Glazing:

  • Polycarbonate
  •  Lumira
 

Vertical Glazing

 

The Xtralite aluminium framed Panelised Glazing system is also a particularly effective light transmitting wall solution, especially when used in conjunction with Lumira Nanogel® technology.

The Lumira technology uses aerogel granules to fill polycarbonate constructions, providing outstanding thermal insulation performance due to the limited heat conduction of the granules. Lumira also offers excellent light transmission and diffusion for a shadow-less light quality and improved sound reduction.

Ideal applications include sports and leisure facilities.

Glazing options available for Xtralite Vertical Glazing:

  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira

 

 

 

Mono-Pitched Rooflights

 

Mono-pitch rooflights is the most commonly used system for creating a glazed roof area and are typically utilised in applications like covered walkways, large scale conservatory areas or building atriums.

Xtralite mono-pitch rooflights require mounting to a level, orthogonal structure, which ensures that it is rigidly constrained. Mono-pitch designs can be fitted with accessories such as amole or natural ventilation modules, access hatches or doors, and can also be used to create an area of vertical glazing.

One of the principle benefits of the mono-pitch design is that it is rigidly constrained by the need for a level, orthogonal structure onto which it mounts. Capable of receiving accessories like smoke or natural ventilation modules, access hatches and doors, the mono-pitch can also be used to create an area of vertical glazing.

The usual geometry for Xtralite Mono-pitch Rooflights would be 30°, although 45° is not uncommon. The limits for the angle of slope range from 10° up to near vertical.

Xtralite Mono-pitch Rooflights can be glazed in a number of options to meet Building Regulations Part L requirements and will achieve exceptional thermal performance. We can also supply units manufactured from solid, single skin polycarbonate for use as canopies or installed in unheated spaces. Metal parts can be colour coated or anodised.

Glazing options available for Xtralite Mono-pitch Rooflights:

  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira

 

 

Hipped-End Ridgelight

 

The sweeping design style of an Xtralite Hipped-End Ridgelight will create instant impact to your architectural roof glazing project.

With hipped end construction, the sweep created at the sides is continued around the ends of the unit, resulting in an attractive feature that, compared to conventional design styles, increases the amount of daylight transmitted into the building.

Typically, Hipped-End Ridgelights would use a geometry of 30° though 45° is not uncommon. The limits for the angle of slope range from 10° up to near vertical.

Xtralite Hipped-End Ridgelights can be glazed in a number of options to meet Building Regulations Part L requirements. We can also supply units manufactured from solid, single skin polycarbonate for use as canopies or installed in unheated spaces. Metal parts can be colour coated or anodised.

Glazing options available for Xtralite Hipped-End Ridgelights:

  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira

 

 

Ridgelight

 

This popular rooflight design is typically used to cover corridors, walkways and monospaces, providing them with natural daylight to create a light and airy interior. The Xtralite Ridgelight is a highly cost-effective solution all kinds of building projects, large and small. Unsupported spans of up to 7 metres can be achieved and Xtralite Ridgelights can be installed without restriction on length.

The usual geometry for Xtralite Ridgelights would be 30°, although 45° is not uncommon. The limits for the angle of slope range from 10° up to near vertical.

Xtralite Ridgelights can be glazed in a number of options to meet Building Regulations Part L requirements and will achieve exceptional thermal performance. We can also supply units manufactured from solid, single skin polycarbonate for use as canopies or installed in unheated spaces. Metal parts are supplied white as standard but can be colour coated or anodised if required.

Glazing options available for Xtralite Ridgelights:

  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira

 

 

 

Self-Supporting Pyramid Rooflight

 

As their name suggests, Xtralite Self-supporting Pyramid Rooflights do not require any additional support, except for an upstand or kerb to which it the rooflight is attached.

Whilst its practical objective is to introduce daylight into an internal space, the strong lines of an Xtralite Self-supporting Pyramid Rooflight also creates a striking architectural statement to a building.

Xtralite Self-supporting Rooflights can be glazed in a number of options to meet Building Regulations Part L requirements and will achieve exceptional thermal performance. Metal parts are supplied white as standard but can be colour coated or anodised if required.

Glazing options available for Xtralite Self-supporting Rooflights:

  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira
 

 

 

S-Line Rooflights

 

The Xtralite S-Line range comprises glass skylights in four distinctive styles:

  • Pyramid
  • Ridgelight
  • Pyramid Lantern
  • Ridgelight Lantern

 S-Line rooflights are available with both standard and specialised glazing options and are suitable for a wide range of commercial and residential building applications. Units are provided in a weather resistant, lightweight aluminium frame, finished in white as standard but with alternative colours available on request.

The range incorporates a toughened outer glass pane with a laminated inner pane and a 16mm cavity. This configuration provides cost-effective daylight transmission whilst minimizing heat loss, achieving a low Ud value of 1.5w/m2K, in compliance with Building Regulations, Part L. 

S-Line rooflights are available on a supply and install or supply only basis.

Glazing options available for Xtralite S-Line Rooflights:

  • Glass

 

Low Profile Barrel Vault Rooflights

 

Xtralite Low Profile Barrel Vault Rooflights are the perfect solutions for building designs that incorporate extensive areas of roof glazing with inherent large spans.

The typical low-profile barrel vault design creates an elegant low-rise arc spanning between supporting structures. The normal geometry for low rise is usually stated as the radius of the arch being equal to the span of the arch, although other geometries are also possible.

 

Spans of up to 8 metres can be achieved, with unlimited length, in an unsupported design. Larger spans are also possible, provided suitable supporting structures are incorporated into the design.

 

Xtralite Low Profile Barrel Vault Rooflights can be glazed in a number of options to meet Building Regulations Part L requirements and will achieve exceptional thermal performance. We can also supply units manufactured from solid, single skin polycarbonate for use as canopies or installed in unheated spaces. Metal parts can be colour coated or anodised.

 

Ends can be finished off with vertical glazed screens or simply abut an adjoining structure.

 

Glazing options available for Xtralite Low Profile Barrel Vault Rooflights:

 

  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira

 

Pitched Polygon Rooflight

 

The creation of stunningly beautiful round rooflights is made possible by the clever design of the Xtralite Pitched Polygon Rooflight.

 

The pitched polygon design creates a round, faceted pyramid and can be deployed in a variety of project applications. This is a premium solution, with a high metal to glazing ratio and requiring careful engineering design, but the results are compelling, making pitched polygon rooflights ideal for prestige projects.

 

Xtralite Pitched Polygon Rooflights can be glazed in a number of options to meet Building Regulations Part L requirements and will achieve exceptional thermal performance. Or you can opt for units manufactured from solid, single skin polycarbonate for use as canopies or installed in unheated spaces. Metal parts can be colour coated or anodised.

 

Glazing options available for Xtralite Pitched Polygon Rooflights:

 

  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate

 

 

X-Emplar

 

X-Emplar from Xtralite is a unique sheer plane rooflight system with outstanding thermal insulation properties, providing an overall Ud Value of just1.1W/m2K. X-Emplar maximises light transmission whilst reducing the risk of solar overheating, which, in turn, reduces energy costs.

 

Improved Thermal Efficiency

X-Emplar has an advanced support structure, which, coupled with a sheer plane glazing system, is far less conductive than conventional rooflight systems. Specifying X-Emplar with Lumira Technology optimises thermal performance, achieving a Ud value of just 1.1 W/m2K. When combined with Lumira Plus, X-Emplar achieves a G Value of only 0.38. reducing the risk of solar overheating whilst maximising thermal insulation and light transmission.

 

Increased Light Transmission

The proven Xtralite design expertise was fully utilised when creating the X-Emplar system. X-Emplar incorporates an advanced slimline glazing bar system and a proportionally larger glazed area to deliver more natural daylight in to the building than conventional systems, ensuring a healthier, more pleasant internal environment.

 

Choice of glazing

X-Emplar systems are constructed from polycarbonate, and can be used with or without Lumira aerogel technology to boost thermal performance, and combined with a unique, natural IR Filter which reduces solar overheating. Unlike traditional infrared polycarbonate glazing materials, Xtralite has developed a unique material offering high quality, neutral light.

 

Tested for wind lift up and Non-Fragility

 

X-Emplar is rated as Class B, non-fragile to ACR[M]001:2014 and has been tested for wind up lift to 5.4kN/m2.

 

Easy to handle, easy to install

A light, pre-fabricated and panelised system, X-Emplar is easy to install. It is designed and manufactured to suit on-site conditions and ensures a precise fit. The system is also covered by the Xtralite 20-year insurance protected guarantee.

 

Glazing options available for Xtralite X-Emplar Rooflights:

 

  • Polycarbonate
  • Lumira

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

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