Latest news and articles

Apr 4, 2017

You might be surprised! 
NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, may not be the UK’s biggest trade association, but it must count as one of the most active and influential relative to the size of its membership.

Mar 13, 2017

Bury St Edmunds based glass rooflight specialist Sunsquare has 
become a member of NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers.

Feb 10, 2017

NARM, The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has played an important role representing the UK’s rooflight industry in consultation with the Government and its subcontractors, CIBSE, AECOM and the BRE, on issues relating to Part L of The Building Regulations. The following article by NARM’s Technical Committee, explains how small differences in rooflight area can have a significant impact on light levels and energy usage.

Dec 30, 2016

2016 HAS BEEN A BUSY YEAR AT NARM! We’ve been working hard to benefit our members, raise awareness of rooflighting best practice and generally present the case for daylighting in the built environment.

Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been up to in 2016:

Nov 18, 2016

Climate change, globalisation and countless other local factors are continuing to drive huge change and innovation across the construction industry. This is particularly true in the UK’s rooflighting sector, where past and forthcoming revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations have an important
bearing on rooflight specification.

Jul 27, 2016

NARM has published a RIBA approved CPD Seminar entitled ‘An introduction to daylighting with rooflights’.

Apr 4, 2016

 NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has become a member organisation of NFRC, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, in a move that cements what is already a well established working relationship between the two organisations.

Apr 1, 2016

New self ventilating glass: 'pores' open when target surface temperature is reached

Feb 25, 2016

NARM, The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers will be providing regular news and technical bulletins for rooflight specifiers, starting in the Spring of 2016.

Jan 28, 2016

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has launched a new blog providing regular news updates and discussion topics on daylighting with rooflights.

Nov 23, 2015

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, publishes objective technical information for rooflight specifiers and makes this freely available on the association's website at www.narm.org.uk. During 2015, visits to the website have increased by over 16% taking 2015's projected total to over 8,000 visits.

Sep 14, 2015

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has published the first of a series of rooflighting case studies which are now available to download from the NARM website.

Jul 27, 2015

NARM, the UK’s National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has joined Eurolux, the European trade association for rooflight manufacturers.

May 20, 2015

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers has published a new 16 page technical document, entitled ‘An introduction to natural daylight design in domestic properties’.

Feb 18, 2015

The growing popularity of 'walk-on' rooflights – very high specification glass structures designed to floor loadings and therefore unsuitable for most rooflighting applications – has led to confusion amongst specifiers who often refer to 'walk-on' specification, when in fact their requirement is simply for a non-fragile rooflight.

Jan 30, 2015

NARM, The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has initiated a 'Project of the Week' scheme, to showcase the innovation and diversity of it's member companies.

Dec 30, 2014

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has initiated a social media campaign targeting architects and contractors. Since starting the campaign in mid 2014, NARM's regular Twitter posts have attracted over 200 followers.

Oct 24, 2014

 A new report, commissioned by the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM), has been published by Elmhurst Energy. The report is entitled: ‘Analysis of Improving Daylighting and Lighting Controls on a Number of Existing Non-Domestic Buildings’ and provides a detailed insight into the affects of rooflighting on building energy consumption and emissions.

Oct 14, 2014

NARM has issued a new document to replace its NTD 01 2009 'Natural Daylight Design Through Rooflighting' document. The new document, NTD01.2 is entitled 'An introduction to natural daylight design through rooflighting' and provides a broad overview of the factors to consider in the design and specification of rooflights.

Aug 18, 2014

The membership of NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers continues to increase, further strengthening the Association's position as an authoritative voice for the UK's rooflight industry.

Jul 30, 2014
The choice is critical - and specifiers only have one chance to get it right. NARM has published a new technical document NTD09, providing impartial comparisons between the different materials – enabling specifiers to make informed decisions regarding rooflight specification.
Jul 21, 2014
NARM offers the easy way to avoid the risk of specifying a non-compliant rooflight.
May 21, 2014
NARM has updated its Technical Document NTD03 Application of ACR[M]001 'Test for Non-Fragility of Profiled Sheeting Roofing Assemblies' to GRP Profiled Rooflighting Sheeting.
Mar 8, 2014

By Chris Pearce, CPA Board Representative, NARM.
An article prepared on behalf of the Advisory Committee for Roofsafety

Dec 16, 2013

The HSE’s ‘Health & safety in roof work’ publication HSG331 highlights the fact that “Roofers account for 24% of all workers who are killed in falls from height while at work. Falls through fragile materials, such as rooflights and asbestos cement roofing sheets, account for more of these deaths than any other single cause. There are also many serious injuries, often resulting in permanent disabilities.”

Nov 4, 2013
A new numbering system and design update has been introduced for NARM Technical documents, to allow specifiers to access and reference information more easily.
Aug 2, 2013
NARM, The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has issued a guidance document covering non-fragility, for specifiers of in-plane rooflights.
Jul 18, 2013

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, offers an authoritative independent source for advice and support on compliance with Part L – as well as other standards covering Fire, Health & Safety and Product Quality. This article provides an insight into UK rooflight legislation.

May 7, 2013
From the 1st of July 2013 it will be mandatory to CE mark any relevant products under the Construction Products Regulation that are covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN).
May 3, 2013

By Chris Chaney on behalf of NARM – The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers

Mar 30, 2013
Two leading UK rooflight businesses have recently joined NARM...
Jan 8, 2013
NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has developed a new website carrying comprehensive, up-to-date information for rooflight specifiers.
Nov 20, 2012
NARM (National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers) Technical Committee
Sep 10, 2011
Three leading UK rooflight businesses, have recently joined the ranks of NARM....
Jan 25, 2011
Climate change, globalisation and countless other local factors are driving huge change and innovation in the construction sector.