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Rooflights maximise natural light at Rushden Lakes

Rooflights maximise natural light at Rushden Lakes

Xtralite has provided its x-span rooflights for a retail development in Northamptonshire. The rooflights have enhanced the visitor experience with a cleverly designed mall and external terraces which maximise the use of natural light.

External terraces surrounding the fabric of the building utilised single glazing from the X-Span range in a self-supporting monopitch canopy system. Meanwhile, the atrium outside the House of Fraser store saw a thermally enhanced self-supporting 14 unit vertically ended rooflight system installed.

Furthermore, it was fitted with 28 24vDC electronically operated top hung, outward opening vents to facilitate cleaning and natural ventilation. The latter ensures easier maintenance and also visitor and employee comfort in warmer weather.

James Miller Managing Surveyor from Winvic, the main contractor chosen to deliver the project commented: “Xtralite was chosen for their reputation within the market and their products were entirely suited to this cutting-edge retail development which has been designed to enhance both the visitor and employee experience".

im Lowther sales director Xtralite commented; “This is a stunning development which merges the very best of retail and leisure in a stylish building entirely suited to modern day consumer and construction requirements ensuring our buildings are future proofed. We were delighted to support the construction by specifying our bespoke range X-Span. This type of project highlights our flexibility, not only in the retail sector but also how our products are transferable across a range of buildings and the myriad requirements that they demand.”

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