Light is a very important design element for modern-day homes, offices and other buildings. Natural light in a building has proven beneficial to the health, productivity and safety of the building’s occupants. Studies show that when people live and work in a well-lit environment, they are happier, healthier and more productive.
With a complete understanding of the international trends, the benefits and beauty of natural light and their customised skylight solutions, Radiant Skylights is the ideal choice for any size project. “We use mostly glass in our skylights and avoid using thermal plastics, such as acrylic and polycarbonate. Glass has better UV and heat elimination properties and there are also many different colours/tints to choose from. We live in a warm climate and people must bear this in mind when choosing the glazing material.”
“New ‘Green building codes’ are also going to increase the popularity of skylights. Very soon every house should have some skylights, as these assist in heating up a house in winter, reducing the need for heaters and if it gets too hot in summer, then simple cross ventilation will alleviate the heat problem.”
Double glazing is also very popular for use on skylights, although still rather expensive. Initially, the large variety of skylight types and their “extras” may seem perplexing and somewhat overwhelming, but with Radiant’s experience, they’ll be able to guide you through the best selections to suit your needs.