Studies indicate that the provision for natural lighting through windows, doors or translucent skylights in the roof provide for a more passive environment to structures, offering long-term health and working benefits to employees or people utilising the areas inside.
Translucent roof areas in buildings have generally been around 15% of the roof area, however with the development of new products, we see designers commonly increasing the natural lighting to 25 -30% of the roof area without radiating excessive glare or heat to the inside of the building. This has been achievable with products such as Topglass GC.
To ensure the stability of natural light entering the building, Alsynite NZ Ltd launched a newly formulated Gel-Coat system specifically designed for their Topglass Translucent Roofing line. The exposed protective Gel-Coat top layer of the sheeting has been increased from 100 μm to 130μm. The Exo-set 206 Gel-Coat UV weathering system is applied to the sheeting surface, thus ensuring prolonged life expectancy against weather surface degradation. Topglass GC sheeting is supported with a 25 year weather surface structured warranty.
If designers really want the best for their clients, then this is the product to specify. Testing to date proves the Exo-Set 206 Gel-Coat with a 130μm protective surface is outperforming previous versions available in the market by other manufacturers as well as their own.
As always, Alsynite remains committed to utilising external testing facilities for all mechanical and UV product testing.