Naturally brighter landing and stairs. Whether by evolution or design, halls and landings are usual at the back of the window queue. This is primarily due to the fact that there are no current building regulations stating that there must be, where possible, a provision for daylight in transitional areas of building such as corridors, stairs, landings etc.
Dark halls and landings are; at best depressing, at worst dangerous.
Sound familiar? Don’t panic, the future of these is significantly brighter with the addition of a Solarspot tubular skylight.
The installation of a Solarspot solar tube system can usually be carried out in any dark landing or stairwell that has a roof void above. Sun tunnel systems are usually fitted in a day with no mess or need for redecoration.
The example in this case study is typical of hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK. Despite being a large four bedroom property, all of the rooms lead off the central landing so there was no outside wall space for a window. The owners had initially thought about installing a Velux window and then creating a light box from the window to the ceiling.
“The Velux was our initial choice,” said Tony “primarily because we’d never heard of light tubes, sun tunnels, sun pipes or solar tube or what ever you want to call them. We asked a builder for a quote, and despite the Velux being relatively inexpensive, the cost for fitting and redecoration was ridiculous.
“Then a friend told us about sun pipe they’d seen at a relatives house. Following a quick whizz around the internet look at various solar tube and sun tunnel options we discovered Solarspot D-38 and arranged for a local fitter to come round. The costs were around a third of the Velux and the job was done in a morning and the amount of daylight from the Solarspot truned out to be significantly more than we would have got from the flexible Velux.
We also opted for the integrated light kit so that we could dispense with our rather unsightly pendent lamp. This allows us to use the system at night – and saves on the dusting.”