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Beware of site-fabricated ‘rooflights’

The Rooflight Association (formerly NARM) is the trade association representing the UK’s rooflight industry. Our purpose is to promote best practice in all aspects of rooflight design, specification, installation and maintenance. As such, we often receive reports from concerned homeowners, highlighting problems with what they believed to be professionally installed rooflights, but which have subsequently…

Two further RIBA approved CPD documents from NARM

RIBA has approved a further two NARM Technical Documents for CPD use. NARM NTD11: ‘Understanding the differences between ‘non-fragile’ rooflights and ‘walk-on’rooflights for deliberate foot traffic’, gives detailed definitions of these two distinct categories of rooflight to enable clear understanding and avoid specification errors. NARM NTD12: ‘An introduction to natural daylight design in domestic properties’,…

The brains behind the role that rooflights play in meeting Part L of The Building Regs

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, is an active trade association representing UK rooflight suppliers and associated businesses. We are dedicated to the application of best practice in the provision of natural light in built environments. At the heart of NARM is our influential Technical Committee, comprising leading experts in the design, manufacture and…

New updates to NARM specification guidance for glass rooflights

Reflecting the continual developments in materials and the design and specification of glass rooflights, we have updated our guidance page on the specification of glass rooflights. Glass is used throughout buildings for its optical clarity, longevity and structural properties; it can offer unobstructed views out of a building, or if specified so, can provide natural…

Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to rooflight manufacturer claims

In a recent NARM member company survey, 78% of respondents said their level of business is affected by spurious claims by unscrupulous or misinformed roof light suppliers. Unjustifiable performance claims in terms of thermal performance appear to be the main cause for concern, with some companies making claims which are simply impossible when put under…