Danish manufacturer VELUX has been in the business of making high-quality roof windows for 80 years. 

VELUX glass rooflights boast an elegant glass-to-edge and light-guiding funnel design, enhancing light levels more than ever before, all whilst preventing the build-up of dirt and grime. The products come in two variations: the curved glass rooflight and the flat glass rooflight. 

VELUX has developed an entirely new generation of flat glass rooflights. The new generation’s elegant glass-to-edge design means that it almost becomes one with the roof. The unique design, with a slim frame and invisible sash, provides maximum daylight and a beautiful design from inside the home – even with a blind installed.

The VELUX curved glass rooflight is a revolution in window design; it can be seen as a modern version of roof lanterns, which are often complicated and expensive, as well as looking fairly dated. The unique, curve-shaped glass top allows rainwater to quickly drain off the surface – even on 0° roof pitches. VELUX can cater for any angle, and VELUX Low Pitch roof windows are ideal for new or existing home extensions with a more difficult roof pitch of between 10 and 20°. 

We caught up with Senior Architect Communication Manager Ole Pontoppidan to learn more about this latest product range, which can now be found, selected and specified on the construction product platform NBS Source
"This type of window is mostly for residential use because it will be part of the building’s architecture to a much more prominent extent than, for example, a public sector building; we see this as a much-needed modern version of the roof lantern, enabling a rooflight on a roof with a 0 roof pitch,” Ole said. 

“This product range provides high insulation values. As well as improving the ventilation of your house, blinds can be added so you can have a comfortable indoor climate, regardless of the climate outside. The products can also be operated using our VELUX App Control, allowing users to manage their home’s indoor climate and CO2 levels.”

The products are most commonly applied in single-storey extensions: typically in two-storey houses where an extension is being added on the ground floor.

 When moving the main facade line in single-storey extensions, there is often a need to get daylight deeper into the original part of the building, as well as a need to ventilate on warm days. This latest product range from VELUX  offers a solution to specifiers facing these problems. “Daylight is up to 52% higher with this range,” Ole said.

 “The products also provide an automated ventilation opportunity, and provide a good level of noise insulation and protection against burglary. Mitigating outdoor noise can lead to improvements in the health and wellbeing of customers, and thanks to the built-in silent motor, noise pollution is no longer an issue.”

Specify with NBS Source

Discussing why VELUX decided to list their products on NBS, Ole explains how the company was impressed with the amount of structured and high-quality information available to specifiers through the platform. As a manufacturer, VELUX wants to get its products and systems out into the market – and knows that Source is the perfect way to do this.

NBS Source includes over 30,000 products covering all aspects of construction, and integrates directly with NBS Chorus – the cloud-based specification-writing platform – making it the most convenient way for specifiers to find the perfect products for their projects.

Thanks to Source’s integration with NBS Chorus, the ‘add to spec’ button allows users to add their chosen products directly to a specification in a matter of seconds. There is also the option for manufacturers to collaborate directly with specifiers on projects through Chorus, which helps to get the specification right first time. 

“We update our product data constantly in NBS Source, meaning specifiers always have access to the latest information for their projects." 

Find Velux on NBS Source