Natralight on the French Riviera
CASE STUDY: Natralight on the French Riviera
SCI Millenium Nominees
11-13 Chemin des Ondes
06160, Antibes Juan les Pins, France
Natralight were appointed to design and manufacture a large area rooflight with additional walk on glass units positioned in separate locations of the roof, to a prestigious domestic property in the South of France. The Contract was awarded to Natralight by recommendation of a London based architectural practice, having successfully installed numerous products of similar requirements throughout the UK with a reputable record of producing quality rooflight products to time and ultimately within budget. The large area rooflight with an overall size of 3000mm wide x 22000mm long incorporates a number of large glass insulated units, neatly seated in to our aluminium extruded framing with intermediate slim profile support bars that line with internal finishes.
Due to the climatic temperature differences to the UK, heat soaked toughening is introduced within the glass specification to avoid thermal fracture with a low-E soft coating for maximum reduction in heat loss. The specification of glass units is of very high performance although fairly standard in comparison to the minimum requirements in the UK, providing a U value of 1.1 w/m2k. The contract also included 4No. walk on glass rooflights with a similar specification to the large rooflight but with an increased specification utilising a heat soaked toughened laminated outer pane to achieve a loading of 1.5kn per square meter with a 1.4kn concentrated load. All glass panels were bonded and weathered with glass to glass silicone sealed joints and feature a resin black border coating to the underside of the glass units to conceal internal finishes when viewed from above.