GENERAL SKYLIGHT INFORMATION
Regent Skylight Systems manufacture a large range of lead free skylights to suit all your natural lighting needs. The following information is to be used as a guide when selecting a skylight.
WHY LEAD FREE SKYLIGHTS?
Skylights with lead free flashings were satisfactory and compatible with zinc coated or galvanised roofing materials commonly used in the past. Times have changed and so have roofing materials, and lead must now be used with caution.
Lead is prone to cause corrosion and is incompatible with Zincalume® and Colorbond® roofs, valley gutters and down pipes now predominately used for new constructions. The BlueScope Steel Limited technical bulletins TB 8 and CTB 18 shouldbe consulted for further information and are available from BlueScope Steel Limited on request.
Regent Lead Free Skylights are totally compatible with Zincalume® and Colorbond® roof components. As no lead is used, both a source of corrosion and the recognizedpotential health hazard associated with the use of lead is completely eliminated.
This is of particular importance where runoff water is collected from roofs for human consumption. The elimination ofthe source of corrosion will prevent premature and costly replacement. This coupled with the removal ofpossible health hazards, will result in increased customer satisfaction.
WHAT TYPE OF ROOF ARE SKYLIGHTS SUITABLE FOR?
Regent Skylights can be manufactured to suit all roof types. Our standard stock will suit popular types of roofs such as corrugated iron (2.1.1), tile (2.1.2), and metal deck(2.1.3). Our standard bases are press-formed from Zincalume®, however a variety of other materials can be used (stainless steel, aluminum, copper or galvanised) for fabricated bases.
HOW ARE SKYLIGHTS MEASURED?
Skylight sizes are the internal dimension of the throat (daylight size).
WHAT TYPE OF DOMES ARE AVAILABLE?
All standard skylights can be fitted with a high impact acrylic, standard acrylic, or polycarbonate dome (6.12). All are available in opal, clear and tint. Prices for the alternatives are available from your local distributor.
ARE SKYLIGHTS VENTED?
Skylights can be produced as vented or non-vented units (2.3.1). Vented skylights are used in applications that require both light and ventilation, such as bathrooms, toilets and habitable rooms that must conform to the Building Code of Australia. Regent Skylights offers two types ofvented units ; the standard and the BCA (2.3.2). For data on relevant vent areas, refer to the opposite table. Mechanical ventilation options are also available.
WHAT TYPE OF LIGHT SHAFT IS USED?
The foremost function of light shafts (6.16) is to channel the light made available by the skylight into the living areas throughout the void of the ceiling space. Regent Skylight Kits (3.1) use the highly reflective flexilight shaft. Not only does this type of shaft channel down the light, but because of its flexible nature, it can bypass obstructions in the roof cavity, saving structural work during installation. Solid polished aluminium shaft is also available for Tubelights and mechanically vented REVS.
DO REGENT HAVE FIRE RESISTANT PRODUCTS?
Regent Colonial Skylights would fulfill the intention of the BCA in providing a non-combustible external lining to the roof structure for those applications where the BCA stipulates non-combustible roofing (CSIRO Report available on request). Fire dampers are available as an accessory for fire rated installations. They are generally used in shopping centres, multiple dwelling units, and general commercial building applications to impede the spread of fire. For more information contact our Sales Offices or your local Regent Distributor.
DO REGENT HAVE SKYLIGHTS FOR BUSHFIRE AREAS?
Regent manufacture various square, rectangular and circular skylight systems that comply with requirements of AS3959-2009 for most Bushfire Attack Levels. Contact our Sales Offices or your local Regent Distributer for more information.
WHAT IF I WANT SOMETHING THAT ISN'T IN THE CATALOGUE?
Made to order skylight jobs are our specialty. For special shapes, larger sizes or architectural work, contact one of our friendly sales staff for advice and a quote.