At NARM, our purpose is to identify and promote best practice in rooflight specification, installation, maintenance and safety. A key part of this role is to encourage and support clarity and integrity in manufacturers’ technical data and product promotion. NARM is therefore a strong advocate of The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), which we…Details
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NARM has appointed Tom Ogilvie as Chairman, following a vote at the Association’s recent Annual General Meeting. He takes over the role from Jim Lowther who has announced his retirement, following many years of service to NARM and the broader rooflight industry. Tom has held the position previously, having served as Chairman between 2013…Details
NARM has issued a new document entitled ‘Definition of geometric free area for Smoke Vents’. Our Technical Committee Chairman Stuart Middle said: “This document is intended to contribute to improving fire safety standards by clarifying the definition of the term ‘geometric free area’ in respect of smoke ventilation, to ensure compliance as defined in Appendix…Details
From 1st January 2021 the UK is no longer a member of the EU and changes have been made to the regulation and marking of construction products in the UK. Responding to this change, NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has updated its guidance document NTD07 covering construction products regulation. The new document, NTD07.1…Details
Considering the challenges we have all faced over the last year, as we enter 2021 the UK’s rooflight industry appears to be performing well. During the early part of the first UK lockdown in back in March 2020, manufacturing at our member company sites was suspended and construction sites were temporarily closed, while management functions…Details
NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has launched a new campaign to support the requirement for laminated inner panes on glass rooflights for important safety reasons, bringing pressure on the British Standards Institute for a regulatory amendment. Current British Standards define that inner panes on rooflights must be laminated in applications more than 5…Details
Mention the word ‘rooflight’ and most people would think of a typical, hinged ‘roof window’ for use in pitched roofs, or one of the increasingly popular flat glass rooflights for flat roofed extensions. However, the term ‘rooflight’ can be applied to a huge range of different products, all designed with the primary aim of delivering…Details
As the UK’s leading independent authority on rooflight specification, NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, publishes technical guidance on all aspects of specification, with a strong focus on safety. For many years, the association has recommended the use of laminated glass inner panes for glass rooflights. This removes the risk of glass debris falling…Details
Recently, we have received a number of complaints relating to glass rooflights which have either been sourced from a questionable supplier, or fabricated by a non-specialist builder. Many of these have come from homeowners or self-builders, who have experienced problems with these installations. In some cases, there have been instances where safety of individuals both…Details
Stuart Middle has been appointed as Chairman of the Technical Committee of NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, following a vote at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in February 2020. He brings a wealth of experience gained over many years in his position as Senior Engineer at Brett Martin Daylight Systems. Stuart fills this…Details