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Lantern Lights for UCA College

Lantern Lights for UCA College

The Em-Glaze Lantern Light has been used to replace the existing infill rooflights at UCA in College in Farnham, Surrey. The existing lights had misted over and unsightly algae had formed. More importantly, the timber structure of the rooflights had shifted over time, causing water ingress and loose joints, which meant the rooflights had become structurally unsafe.

The expert team at Whitesales quickly identified the Em-Glaze Lantern Light as the perfect solution for the project. Existing timber upstands were waterproofed and raised in line with Regulations, and the new rooflights installed. Units were fabricated from extruded aluminium thermally broken glazing bars, pressure caps and insulated perimeter flashings powder coated to RAL 9016 white internally and RAL 7031 blue/grey externally to match the adjacent windows.

The glazing specification of 6mm thick Santinovo translucent glass, comprising of an 18 mm thick argon filled cavity and 6mm thick Low ‘E’ toughened inner pane, maximises the level of natural light to flood the refectory area below. The new Em-Glaze Lantern Lights have vastly improved the general ambience of UCA’s refectory area. The Satinovo translucent glass ensures that bright daylight is evenly distributed without excessive glare or shadow and the rooflights’ excellent thermal properties help minimise heat loss. Equally, automatic vents ensure healthy ventilation for occupants.

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