LAMILUX become newest Patron Member of Passivhaus Trust
LAMILUX have been supplying Passivhaus certified rooflights and roof glazing products as standard Passivhaus Trust members in the UK for over 13 years now, so are extremely proud to announce that we are now Patron Members of the Passivhaus Trust. We are very excited to continue supporting the delivery of Passivhaus in the UK and are keen to work with the Passivhaus Trust, with more exciting Passivhaus updates coming soon from LAMILUX.
LAMILUX launch brand new CPD for 2024
Our brand new CPD seminar “SPECIFYING COMPLIANT, SUSTAINABLE AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT ROOFLIGHTS AND GLASS ROOFS” provides a clear overview of considerations when specifying rooflights for your projects. The CPD covers insights including safety measures, codes of practice, beneﬁts of introducing natural daylight and more.
The LAMILUX team have opened up their 2024 diary's and are now booking CPD's for 2024
Whitepaper: Exploring current thinking on Passivhaus
As advocates of the hot topic of Passivhaus, LAMILUX were eager to sponsor the whitepaper: Exploring current thinking on Passivhaus which was researched by ADF, working with edge insight back in 2021. Their audience of architects where asked to provide some insights into the current takeup and ongoing design challenges of passivhaus. Now, 2 years later, with many local authorities embracing the Passivhaus international building standard in their policies, we want to share this document with you
LAMILUX at RCI Show
We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the RCI Show 2023, which is now open for registration. The RCI Show is your opportunity to reconnect with the roofing, cladding and insulation industries, and explore solutions to new challenges you are faced with. Browse products; connect with suppliers; ask questions; and access thought-leadership content through the exclusive seminar programme. LAMILUX will be presenting its diverse product portfolio of rooflights, smoke vents and roof access hatches, including their newest innovation, the Modular Glass Skylight MS78. You will find LAMILUX at stand 12B on the 18 & 19th October 2023 at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
LAMILUX announce market launch of the Modular Glass Skylight MS78
LAMILUX are proud to introduce the new Modular Glass Skylight MS78 – the pre-glazed single tier mono-pitch rooflight innovatively designed for combining outstanding daylight, simple installation and outstanding performance.
The latest daylighting innovation from LAMILUX offers design freedom with installation available in roof pitch inclinations ranging from 5°-30°, and sizes varying according to design – with a maximum module size of 1.3m x 3m, and a total rooflight length of up to 20m. Each module, whilst uniformed in appearance, can be configured as a fixed panel, or as an integrated opening vent for natural ventilation with no restrictions on fixed/opening configurations.
A true masterpiece of sustainability and design
A stunning Glass Roof PR60 measuring an incredible 44 metres long and 9 metres wide, as well as three other Glass Roofs PR60, were installed at the new £65 million, Science, Engineering and Environmental Building (SEE Building) at the University of Salford.
What makes this project special?
Designed under the concept of incorporating high sustainability credentials which supports the university’s pledge in reducing the environmental impact, as part of the wider Salford Crescent and University District masterplan.
The largest rooflight was glazed with an impressive total of 120 fixed glass panels.
Specified with Class 1 Fragility, suitable for walking on for cleaning and maintenance loads, according to CWCT TN 66 /TN 67 & TN92.
Extensive water tightness testing was carried out where CWCT hose tests were passed successfully, as testament to the quality and durability of the installation led by the LAMILUX installation team.
Integrated ventilation panels were installed within the three smaller PR60 Glass Rooflights to provide the ideal solution to provide natural ventilation.
To avoid overheating and glare inside the building, special 60/30 high performing solar glazing was used.
Success in Passivhaus knowledge
To further expand his knowledge of the core principals of Passivhaus and how this is implemented in site construction, the LAMILUX UK Senior Business Manager, Daniel Boughton is now a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. Daniel has successfully passed the Passive House Institute’s Certified Passive House Tradesperson final exam, substantiating his sound knowledge of the construction of Passivhaus.
If you are working on a Passivhaus building with rooflights, Daniel will be pleased to help guide you through the design and procurement process. When asked, Daniel said "I am really pleased to announce that I am now a Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson, having passed the examination after completing the course by Coaction Training (formerly Carbonlite). I will use and share this knowledge when consulting architects and contractors on their Passivhaus schemes, and to generally promote and champion the Passivhaus movement."
Email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org where you will be in safe hands in terms of advice on your projects energy efficiency.
Specifying made easy with LAMILUX
Specifying rooflights, skylights, SHEV systems and glass roofs can be a tricky business which is why LAMILUX strive to work with architects and specifiers to ensure that the most effective way to introduce good levels of daylighting is achieved. We have all the tools to help from product EPD's, online and face-to-face CPD's, BIM and cad drawings, specifications ready to download on NBS Source, and not to mention the LAMILUX comprehensive website to ensure LAMILUX can support your specification decisions for all rooflighting requirements.
Review of a successful business year
The LAMILUX Group looks back at a successful and at the same time challenging year: Despite political, macroeconomic and social challenges, the Rehau-based family business was able to generate a solid result in the past year 2022 and increase its turnover by 17 percent to 392 million euros compared to the previous year. LAMILUX also recorded an increase in the number of employees: more than 1,300 employees, including 96 trainees, are responsible for the success of the family-owned company. LAMILUX thus achieved the highest turnover and the highest number of employees since its foundation in 1909. Further milestones for LAMILUX in the past year were again numerous awards as well as product launches.
DfE publishes polycarbonate rooflights are not an acceptable alternative to glazed rooflights on schools
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a Generic Design Brief which details the technical requirements for the design and construction of Schools forming the Employer’s Requirements for the DfE Construction Framework 2021 and the Offsite Schools Framework (MMC). The School Output Specification states that Polycarbonate rooflights are not an acceptable alternative to glazed rooflights due to UV degradation. LAMILUX has many years’ experience supplying safe and thermally efficient Glass Skylights and compliant Smoke Vents for Schools that meet the output specification. If you are designing a school with daylight and ventilation requirements check out the LAMILUX Glass Skylight FE range of rooflights and smoke ventilation products and speak to us about your design.
Full details can be viewed at www.gov.uk/government/publications/employers-requirements-part-b-generic-design-brief
LAMILUX to launch latest innovations at ARCHITECT@WORK London
At Architect @ Work, London 2023, LAMILUX will be presenting its latest innovations from the comprehensive product portfolio of daylight and ventilation systems.
Visit us at Level T1, Stand 49, The Truman Brewery, London from 22 to 23 March 2023 where we will be exhibiting three of our latest product innovations
New standard for the industrial flat roof from LAMILUX
As a manufacturer of skylights, LAMILUX consider it their duty to adapt the design of rooflights to the constantly changing influences to protect buildings preventively against extreme weather events. To ensure greater safety in such weather extremes and greater stability under heavy loads, LAMILUX has therefore developed a new rooflight dome with a unique wave shape. Thanks to the wave shape of the dome shell, the new LAMILUX Rooflight F100 W ensures better load transfer and greater rigidity without using more material – a revolution in the field of skylights