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Natural light helps to improve health and wellbeing

The light in our homes, offices and other workplaces can have a huge effect not only on us. Of course, it goes without saying that working and living in bright, well lit buildings is more comfortable than working in gloomy rooms, but there is even evidence to show that poor light quality can increase health risks. For optimum wellbeing and happiness, we need bright light throughout the day when we are being productive, with light steadily getting dimmer as it gets later and we begin to wind down for sleep. We get Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight and a lack of this vitamin can result in poor mood, a disrupted body clock and even depression – this is thought to be the reason why many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which can be treated with light therapy.

All in all, by getting the right amounts of natural light at the right times of the day, we can feel more alert, more energised, more productive and generally healthier and happier. But how can you ensure that your home, office or workplace is receiving adequate natural light? One way to do this is to install rooflights in your building. As they are positioned on the roof, these lights are in the best possible position to allow natural light to flow into the room.

Our rooflights come in both vented and unvented styles, which means you can decide whether you want them just for lighting purposes or with additional ventilation as well. When your building has the combined benefits of great lighting and adequate ventilation, you are creating the optimum conditions for productive, happy and healthy staff or a comfortable home.

Why good ventilation is so important

Ventilation is one of the crucial factors which affect a room’s comfort level. When a room is well ventilated, it becomes a much more pleasant place to live and work, as fresh air can circulate and the temperature can be regulated to the right level. If you’re a business owner and you want your staff to have good morale and work productively, a comfortable and well ventilated room is one of the most effective things you can provide for them.

Not only is ventilation important for reasons of happiness, it can also have a big effect on health. In rooms where paint, varnish or potentially hazardous materials are in use, it is crucial that the fumes are able to disperse. If a member of the family has a condition such as asthma which can be aggravated by poor air quality, then good ventilation can help to relieve their symptoms and enable them to enjoy a better quality of life. Poor airflow can also result in a build up of moisture and mould inside your building, which can lead to numerous health hazards in the long term.

As you can tell, ventilation really is an important factor to think about for all home and business owners. But how can you implement it? New air conditioning systems and new windows can be expensive as well as causing disruption in the home or workplace during the installation process, so roof lights and access hatches make a good alternative. Installed on the roof, these types of hatches give you an easy and effective way to let air flow through the room naturally. Not only this, but they also allow natural light to enter the room, which is a proven mood-booster in homes and workplaces. We can provide you with durable and easy-to-install access hatches which provide you with the opportunity for a lighter, airier and more pleasant home or work premises.