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05/09/2019

Dive a Little Deeper into the World of Flatglass Rooflights From Roofglaze

Roofglaze Flatglass Rooflights

Roofbase has partnered with our friends at Rooflglaze to enhance our material offering to customers with their leading Flatglass rooflight daylight solutions for all kinds of private and public sector applications – from standard rooflights to custom bespoke skylights.

Flatglass rooflights provide a bright, naturally-lit interior and reduce the requirement for artificial lighting. Daylight has many advantages over artificial light; not least the fact that it is a free and unlimited natural resource. While artificial light is essential, it uses a lot of energy. Reducing its requirement dramatically lowers energy use, and the CO2 emissions resulting from this. To view our full range, take a look at our ebrochure.

We’ve put Roofglaze under the microscope below – asking key questions about their Flatlight rooflight solutions to inform roofing and building contractors why they should consider Roofglaze when it comes to adding light to any building & roofing project.

Describe Roofglaze in one sentence:

A market-leading designer, manufacturer and installer of rooflights for all types of projects.

What makes Roofglaze rooflights unique from any of its competitors?

In-house design and manufacturing capabilities. We can create bespoke rooflights to meet the exact design brief and requirements of your project.

Do Roofglaze products come with any guarantees / accreditations?

  • 15 year warranty for Flatglass Rooflights
  • 10 year warranty for Korniche Roof Lanterns

View a full list of accreditations here:

Are there any unique properties about the glass used within your products?

Flatglass rooflights have excellent thermal-efficiency, watertightness and weathertightness as standard. Roofglaze can also manufacture bespoke rooflights with specialist glass to satisfy specific U-value and Non-fragility requirements, as well as offering additional solar control, obscure, privacy, Secured by Design and easy-cleaning glass options.

Are there any unique properties about the glass used within your products?

  • Bespoke rooflights with market-leading delivery times
  • Manufactured entirely in the UK by Roofglaze
  • Modern, sleek design with frameless internal appearance
  • Technical Department available for project support
  • Specialist glass and RAL colour options available
  • Ventilation, access, and slide open rooflights
  • Walk-on glass specifications available
  • Fully thermally-broken frame design
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Flatglass rooflights are fully weathertight and watertight
  • Total rooflight U-values as low as 0.6 W/m².K
  • Specialists in Non-fragile rooflights (CWCT Class 1 and 2)
  • Buy with confidence: 20 years as an industry leader

Can Roofglaze rooflights save money in the long term?

Yes, the fully thermally-broken frame design contributes significantly to the overall excellent thermal-efficiency of Flatglass rooflights. Combine the energy-saving benefits with the already competitive pricing and these rooflights are a very cost-effective daylighting solution.

Can Roofglaze rooflights be used on all building types?

Yes – more information is available here.

What are your most frequently asked questions (and answers) by building and roofing contractors?

Questions usually relate to the size of the rooflight (external kerb dimensions vs. opening / daylight size), as well as the construction of the kerb for the rooflight (pitch, height, thickness, insulation, etc.)

  • Size – external kerb dimensions (including weathering materials) are required.
  • Pitch – we recommend a minimum 5° pitch to prevent water pooling on the rooflight.
  • Kerbs / Upstands – must be at least 150mm from the roof and 75mm thick. Preformed, insulated timber kerbs are available to suit certain stock rooflight sizes.
  • Glass Spec – the glass will usually either be toughened / toughened or toughened / laminated. The make-up of the unit will be determined by the size of the rooflight. Usual make-up is 6mm / 6mm (toughened) or 8mm / 8.8mm (laminated).
  • Frame Colour – our standard RAL colours are 7016 Anthracite Grey, 9005 Black and 9010 White. Stock rooflights are all 7016. Other colours available at extra cost.
  • Warranty – all Flatglass rooflights come with a 15 year warranty as standard, excluding manufacturer’s warranties on moving parts which is 12 months. Glass is only warrantied against edge seal failure. A full copy of the warranty can be sent.
  • Add-Ons – Ritec ClearShield easy-clean coatings, Solar Control, Obscure, Privacy and Tinted glass options, Anti-slip finishes (Walk-on), Secured by Design options.

Do you provide window replacements?

Yes – although the reason for replacement will decide whether this is covered under warranty.



Need technical advice, a quotation or up-to-date product availability on our Roofglaze Flatglass Rooflights product range? Contact your local merchant where our experienced team will provide on-the-job advice to support your roofing projects.

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“Roofbase carry a wide variety of stock and are not restricted when sourcing materials, which makes them a very valuable supplier. We will be using them as our preferred merchant and recommend all roofers and builders to give them a try and see the difference.”

Tony Berriman - Berriman Roofing Specialists Ltd