NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has elected Jim Lowther of Xtralite as Chairman at its recent council election. Jim replaces Tom Ogilvie, who now occupies the Vice Chairman role. Jim said: “I’m delighted to take on this new challenge at NARM. As an active member of the Council for many years and former…Details
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2018 was a busy and intensive year for NARM, responding to and driving change in various technical and legislative changes in our industry – and 2019 looks set to be equally, if not more challenging, with a raft of new initiatives and standards on the horizon. These include consultations on revisions to the Building Regulations;…Details
The latest issue of DAYLIGHTING Magazine carries no fewer than five articles by NARM member companies, plus a double page NARM Daylight Diary feature and latest company news from the rooflighting sector. Topics include refurbishment of a historic railway canopy at Wigan’s Wallgate Station by Twinfix; daylighting at the newly refurbished Spanish City retail complex…Details
The BBC’s recent Horizon program ‘Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick, gives a fascinating insight into the role that exposure to the rhythm of natural daylight plays in our health & wellbeing. The program features an experiment on subject Aldo Kane, in which he is deprived of daylight in a bunker, with only controlled artificial…Details
As recently as the turn of the millenium, there was still a prevailing perception amongst architectural specifiers and other interested parties, that rooflights had a negative effect on the energy efficiency of buildings. This view was borne out of the fact that even the best insulating rooflights of the time generally offered lower thermal performance…Details
The latest issue of DAYLIGHTING Magazine carries an article by NARM Safety Representative, Chris Pearce – in which he outlines the important contribution to roof safety made by the UK’s rooflight industry over the last three decades. Read it here: https://issuu.com/bb2b/docs/daylighting_11_/24 You’ll also find articles by NARM member companies VELUX and The Rooflight Company, as…Details
RIBA has approved a further two NARM Technical Documents for CPD use. NARM NTD11: ‘Understanding the differences between ‘non-fragile’ rooflights and ‘walk-on’rooflights for deliberate foot traffic’, gives detailed definitions of these two distinct categories of rooflight to enable clear understanding and avoid specification errors. NARM NTD12: ‘An introduction to natural daylight design in domestic properties’,…Details
What does a trade association actually do? A common perception is that many trade associations exist to protect the interests of their members – and maybe provide some kind of ‘club’ environment, in which like-minded people share ideas and socialise. NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, is committed to a remit that goes way…Details
The current issue of Daylighting Magazine carries our regular Daylight Diary column, plus an informative article on fire safety by our Vice Chairman Jim Lowther. There are also interesting articles from member companies Kingspan Light+Air, Filon Products and Lonsdale Metal Company. Read it here.
As the trade association representing the UK’s rooflight industry, NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, plays a number of roles in support of its mission: to engender best practice in rooflighting across all sectors. Much of the hard work carried out by NARM happens behind the scenes at the association’s quarterly general meetings and…Details