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Roof Maker Celebrates Award Success

December 11, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Roof Maker has been awarded first place at the inaugural Pitched Roofing Awards for its contemporary Luxlite™ pitched rooflight.

The accolade was presented to Roof Maker after securing first place in the Domestic Installation of a Rooflight category for its technical innovation as part of a renovation project on a terraced property in Cheltenham.

Roof Maker fought off tough competition to achieve the award, having been nominated alongside prestigious brands such as Velux and Coxdome. The Luxlite™ pitched rooflight allows up to 49% more light to enter through the frame in comparison to competitor’s products due to its sleek aluminium frame. It’s built-in flashing apron also allows fast installation and superior water dispersion.

The judges were impressed with how closely Roof Maker’s technical team worked with the homeowner and building contractor to successfully manage the limited site access, whilst also maximising available natural light, without being obtrusive to the existing environment.

Vanessa Howard, Chief Marketing Officer at Roof Maker commented: “We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of product performance for our customers and are delighted to receive the Pitched Roofing Award for our Luxlite™ rooflight, which is a testament to our ongoing commitment to innovation and first class customer service.”

Are you considering buying a pitched rooflight? If you are, call Roof Maker on 0116 269 6297. Our rooflight experts will help you to choose the right solution for your needs. Alternatively, visit our showroom or get a quote online.

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Media Coverage: November

November 30, 2018

In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight some of the top articles that have covered our rooflights in the trade and consumer press. Find out more below.

   

Press release about the vented options available for roof lanterns

Read it here: http://www.windowsactiveonline.co.uk/NovDec18/html5forpc.html?page=110

   

An article about being on the right side of building regulations by adhering to Document L1 B.

Read it here: https://www.total-contractor.co.uk/magazine/ (Page 66)

Are you considering buying a rooflight or roof lantern for your home? If you are, call Roof Maker on 0116 269 6297. Our rooflight experts will help you to choose the right solution for your needs. Alternatively, visit our showroom or get a quote online.

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Media Coverage: October

November 2, 2018

In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight some of the top articles that have covered our rooflights in the trade and consumer press. Find out more below.

   

An article exploring the increasing popularity of flat roof extensions and the range of rooflights available for them.

Read it here: https://view.joomag.com/clearview-national-october-2018-issue-203/0154610001538145892?short

Are you considering buying a rooflight or roof lantern for your home? If you are, call Roof Maker on 0116 269 6297. Our rooflight experts will help you to choose the right solution for your needs. Alternatively, visit our showroom or get a quote online.

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Roof Maker nominated for two industry awards

October 30, 2018

British rooflight manufacturer, Roof Maker, is celebrating being nominated for two prestigious industry awards; the ‘Build It Awards’ and ‘Roofing Cladding and Insulation’s Pitched Roofing Awards’. Both nominations are a testament Roof Maker’s commitment to producing high quality, market leading products.

The ‘Build It Awards’ celebrate all aspects of self build and renovation, including completed projects, services and suppliers. The awards bring together architects, manufacturers and key industry figures to recognise the achievements of the self-build home sector.

With the awards growing in size and prestige every year, Roof Maker fought off tough competition to achieve a nomination for the ‘Best Roofing System or Product’ for its Passive House rooflights. Having already celebrated being awarded the Passive House standard earlier in the year, Roof Maker is delighted that as the first UK manufacturer to produce a Passive House solution it is now being further recognised by the industry.

This year Roofing Cladding and Insulation magazine launched the Pitched Roofing Awards which aim to raise the profile of pitched roofing and celebrate the outstanding workmanship and technical excellence of contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Roof Maker is honoured to be nominated alongside prestigious brands such as Velux and Coxdome, in the ‘Domestic Installation of a Rooflight’ category for it’s Luxlite™ pitched rooflight.

The judges were impressed with one particular installation which saw, Roof Maker’s technical team work closely with the homeowner to create a bespoke design to maximise the natural light without being obtrusive to the existing environment.

The award winners will be announced on the 9th November (Build it) and 30th November (PRA)

For more information on the nominees visit https://builditawards.co.uk/ or https://www.pitchedroofingawards.co.uk/.

Roof Maker is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of rooflights, developed to address the most demanding challenges faced by customers. Offering standard or bespoke sizes, Roof Maker, which has been delivering its premium glazed products since 2001, can help transform even the most unusual living or working spaces. At the forefront of engineering the most advanced technical and design specifications in the world, Roof Maker is a driving force in setting the criteria for value and high-standards. Passionate about its customers the company provides an unparalleled level of skilled advice to help customers choose the right rooflight for each individual project, all backed by the latest industry accreditations.

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Media Coverage: September

September 28, 2018

In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight some of the top articles that have covered our rooflights in the trade and consumer press. Find out more below.

 

An article exploring the latest flat rooflights that the trade should be installing to their customers extensions this autumn to really stand out from competitors.

Read it here: http://www.rcimag.co.uk/digitaledition/rci-sep-2018/page_71.html

 

 

Vanessa Howard of Roof Maker explores how taking a rigorously ecological approach to design can improve energy efficiency without compromising on aesthetics and individuality, focusing on rooflights.

Read it here: http://www.sbhonline.co.uk/news/attractive-options-for-energy-efficient-house-design/

 

 

When Worcester-based Architect Nick Carroll was approached to design a Passivhaus-inspired home that would be built on the very cliff face of the Malvern Hills, he knew it would be a once in a lifetime project for its owner Jonathan Flewers and his family. What’s even more extraordinary is

that the lot had never been viewed by the Flewers.

Read it here: http://www.i-buildmagazine.com/magazine/september-2018-edition (pages 16 – 20).

 

 

As designing to the Passivhaus standard continues to grow in popularity, not only for residential builds but also increasingly for commercial constructions, architect Nicolas Tye shares insights on the specific considerations a Passivhaus-accredited roof requires.

Read it here: http://www.buildingconstructiondesign.co.uk/news/roofing-elements-of-designing-to-passivhaus/

 

Are you considering buying a rooflight or roof lantern for your home? If you are, call Roof Maker on 0116 269 6297. Our rooflight experts will help you to choose the right solution for your needs. Alternatively, visit our showroom or get a quote online.

 

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Roof Maker’s Slimline roof lanterns are officially the slimmest in the UK

April 16, 2018

Leading British roof light manufacturer, Roof Maker, is celebrating after successfully being awarded a trademark for its range of SlimlineTM roof lanterns. The trademark reinforces the fact that the roof lanterns are the slimmest available on the UK market.

 

The innovative design of Roof Maker’s Slimline roof lantern combines sturdy, insulated construction with a clean, contemporary aesthetic. In addition to being the slimmest roof lanterns available, the glass unit seals are 80 per cent deeper than competitor’s products, significantly reducing the risk of condensation and increasing product life expectancy. This also enables Roof Maker to be the only manufacturer to offer a 20-year glass unit guarantee across all of its rooflights.

“We are delighted to have been awarded a trademark for our Slimline roof lantern,” commented Vanessa Howard, Chief Marketing Officer at Roof Maker. “We were the first manufacturer to bring a Slimline roof lantern to the market and have been selling them in greater numbers than any of our competitors for a number of years now. Whilst other brands may be using the term slimline, the successful trademark application proves that Roof Maker’s roof lanterns are officially the slimmest available in the UK and this is something we are very proud of as a business. It goes without saying that as a business Roof Maker will seek to protect this trademark at any opportunity. The successful trademark is also further proof of our commitment to continue to deliver market leading and innovative products to our customers, making sure we offer the very best solutions available.”

It is the innovative slim glazing bars and ultra thin aluminium-capped glazing joints that make Roof Maker’s Slimline roof lantern the slimmest available. Its 40-degree pitch also allows rainwater to flow off, eliminating the risk of unsightly dirt build up over time and the Reflex glazing will deliver a U-value as low as 0.7 w/m2k.

Roof Maker’s Slimline roof lanterns also feature a built-in insulated upstand, which is fully thermally broken with super-insulating Styrofoam. Conforming to all safety standards and building regulations, the units have also been thoroughly weather tested against BS 6375 Pt 1 to all safety standards and building regulations.

The clever modular design can be supplied in flat pack form for easy and safer lifting on to the roof, eliminating the need to hire a crane. Alternatively, a builder’s kerb can also be supplied for a really simple and fast installation.

To find out more about Roof Maker’s extensive range of rooflights and get a free quote, call our product experts on 0116 269 6297

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