About Solatube ...  

A little background information on Solatube ... 

As a pioneer of the daylighting industry and the global leader in tubular daylighting devices for more than 25 years, Solatube International has perfected the capture and transmission of daylight indoors where it was once thought impossible. The maxim “Innovation in Daylighting™” reflects the company’s commitment to the development of breakthrough daylighting technologies, which has resulted in numerous patents dating back to the mid-1980s. 
The original Solatube team above, with Steve Sutton second from left, David Rillie, current CEO of Solatube International on the right, & John Hanley, President of Solatube Global Marketing third from left. 
The team that invented it 
The concept of the tubular daylighting system was originally patented by Steve Sutton, one of the founders of Solatube Australia, back in the 1980s.  
 
Since those early days, Solatube has expanded into over 90 countries and Solatube is now the best-known and most trusted brand in the industry. 
 
Today, Solatube Daylighting Systems are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach. Sometimes called “tubular skylights,” “light tubes,” “sun pipes,” "sun tunnels" and even “light tunnels”, tubular daylighting systems have become the ideal solution for lighting interiors in a cost-effective, energy-efficient and eco-friendly way because they reduce the need for electricity while keeping people connected to the outdoor environment. 
 
Solatube is the best-known brand in the industry for a reason; our daylighting systems use the best materials, the most advanced technologies, and the most progressive engineering to create products that deliver the highest quality daylight at the greatest output. In fact, millions of units have been installed in residential and commercial buildings over the last 25 years and we install more each day. 

About Solatube in the UK ...  Solalighting Ltd was appointed the Solatube UK & Republic of Ireland distributor in April 2000 and has developed the Solatube brand such that it is widely recognised as the best quality product of its kind in the UK with thousands of innovative and energy-efficient Solatube Daylighting Systems installed across the UK into homes, offices, supermarkets, hospitals, schools, warehouses, factories, airports, secure environments, public buildings and even into boats! Our clients include major corporations such as BP, Shell, Total, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda, housing associations, and government institutions such as The Home Office, local authorities, NHS Trusts, and education authorities, as well as many, many homeowners.   With our associate company, Daylight Delivery Systems Limted, our goal is to continue to deliver the best possible solution to those who wish to create living and working environments where people can enjoy the benefits of natural light. Our business philosophy is to treat our customers, suppliers and employees in a manner that creates mutual trust and respect. 

Solatube has manufacturing facilities in the USA and Australia, with bespoke options manufactured in the UK. We offer Solatube Daylighting Systems that can meet the requirements of the UK's unique building regulations which differ from those elsewhere in the world — even those in Europe. These Solatube Daylighting Systems hold BBA certification to confirm their UK compliance, quality and reliability.  
 
Why choose anything less? 
Products that receive Agrément Certificates are recognised by building control, government departments, architects, specifiers and industry insurers. It’s a mark of quality, safety and reliability that provides reassurance of the product’s fitness-for-purpose. Most commercial customers recognise the value of this certification and for homeowners — and their insurers — it provides reassurance that your choice of daylighting system will meet the UK building regulations.  
 
The BBA is proud of its reputation for integrity and its absolute independence and impartiality is recognised throughout the construction industry in the UK and beyond. Solatube is proud to be the recipient of this prestigious certification. 
 
 
Professional and reliable installation service 
We employ our own fully-trained installation teams who hold a variety of health and safety qualifications and have many years' experience installing into a variety of building types. In addition, we have gained Home Office approval for installation into government buildings and secure environments.  

"An independent non-profit distributing organisation, our ambition is to provide reassurance to the construction industry that manufacturers’ products, systems and procedures are ‘fit for purpose’. Accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), our testing is carried out in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025."  British Board of Agrément 

 
 
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