Standards

Part Q and security testing for glass rooflights

From the 1st October 2015, Building Regulations have been updated to include Security of Dwellings under Approved Document Q, which has implications for the specification of rooflights. The changes do not apply to work started before 1st October 2015, work subject to a building notice or for planning submitted before that date provided work commences… Read more

What is BS EN 12101?

BS EN 12101-2:2003 is a European Standard which specifies requirements and gives test methods for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators which are intended to be installed as a component of a natural smoke and heat exhaust system. To comply with Construction Products Regulations, AOV systems must be CE marked against this standard. In order… Read more

Using AOV roof lights for smoke ventilation

Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation systems (SHEV’s) are designed to assist with the natural extraction of smoke from a building during the event of a fire, and Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) roof lights can be an effective choice for this type of application. However, specifying the correct type AOV roof light, is vital to ensure maximum safety and compliance… Read more

Do glass roof lights require CE marking?

This topic seems to be something that many professionals within our industry argue about and contest. We often get asked by our customers if our rooflights are CE marked, and an hour searching the web will find different rooflight manufacturers making different claims. The simple answer to the above question is ‘no’; at this present… Read more

Why use a NARM rooflight manufacturer?

There are many reasons to specify and buy rooflights from manufacturers who are NARM members; the main reason is peace-of-mind. But what is NARM? And why is NARM important for the end client in the specification and purchase of rooflights? What is NARM? The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers is an association for rooflight design… Read more

Approved Qualicoat Paint Applicator for Rooflights

When undertaking your building project you will want to ensure that the products you specify meet your expectations for appearance, performance and price. When specifying a rooflight you might be comparing thermal performance, want to be confident they will remain watertight and look closely at the design aesthetics, but how often do you think about… Read more

Rooflight Product Testing and Independent Certification

Independent product testing is so important, to give customers peace of mind that declared product performance is independently verified. We have seen some wild claims by some manufacturers for their product performance which they are unable to substantiate. At Glazing Vision all our products are designed to provide a high level performance and reliability when… Read more

Confused about CE marking for Rooflights?

Me too, this topic seems to be something that many professionals within our industry argue about and contest. We often get asked by our customers if our rooflights are CE marked and an hour searching the web will find different rooflight manufacturers making different claims. The simple answer to the questions above is ‘no’ and… Read more

Rooflight Manufacture: Quality and Conformance With BS5750

Ticking the boxes Some of the first attempts at devising and implementing a formal management system for organizations were made by Government – and many of us will have started the Quality journey with BS5750. Our recollections will almost certainly include shelves of documentation to provide exact instruction on every conceivable task. The volume of… Read more