The market for rooflights in the UK increased substantially over the last five years, according to a study recently published by AMA Research.*
Between 2012 and 2016 the market saw an increase of 25%, with similar growth expected during 2017.
So, with more and more people installing rooflights into their homes and architects increasingly specifying roof windows for a variety of commercial developments, what are the drivers for this market growth?
The rooflight has arguably been a feature of architecture since Roman times when an oculus was included in structures such as the Pantheon in Rome – from the Latin word for ‘eye’, an oculus is a circular opening in the centre of a dome and was included in building design as a means of bringing in sunlight and as well as keeping a building cool by letting rain in.