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Installing a Solarspot

Installing your Solarspot tubular daylight system

Once you have decided which is the best system for installation into the room you want to light you will need to take some measurements in the loft space. Measurements do not need to be millimetre specific as the tubes are telescopic but you don’t want to be ordering more than you need as it will affect the price of the unit.

Working out what you will need

The diagram opposite gives an indication of what you will need to tell us. To determine the length of the tube that you need take two measurements:

  1. (A) – The vertical measurement from the centre-point in the ceiling where the diffuser is to be located up to the underside of the roof felt.
  2. (B) – The shortest distance, this measurement is the distance from the same point in the ceiling with the tape leaning into the pitch of the roof (roughly 30 degrees from vertical). The average of the two measurements should be the distance that you need (just round it up to the nearest 100mm).

Please note: on shallow pitched roofs the two distances will be very similar. As the pitch increases the difference will be greater. Please call us for more information. And don’t forget, systems are modular so if you do order a system and find that you have run up a little short, or the system needs to be a little longer to fit in with the run of the tiles, extra lengths of tubes can be added if required.

(C) – The distance between the joists, is the last measurement you will need to know. The gap between the joists will determine which size system will fit through.

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Installation service

Whilst installing a Solarspot system is relatively straightforward for most DIY’ers, you maybe a little reluctant to climb onto your roof. That’s why we have a national network of independent installers who can do the job for you.

For more information contact us today on 01908 299117 or email us to find your nearest installer.

Builders or DIY’ers

If you are installing Solarspot as part of a building project there’s no reason why your builder should not be able to do it for you. There are no specialist skills required, outside of traditional building techniques. All kits are supplied with an easy-to-follow installation guide, so even if they’ve not seen a Solarspot before they’ll quickly be able to see how it all goes together.

And if you do decide to have a go yourself, or your builder is doing it for you but gets a bit stuck, we are always happy to give advice and tips over the phone.

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