What is a Timber Upstand & How Can I Build One?
If you are adding a skylight to a flat roof, you must decide on whether to construct your own upstand or purchase one from your rooflight supplier.
The job of an upstand (sometimes referred to as a Kerb) is to lift the glass element of your rooflight off of the roof’s surface, and is required by building regulations for safety and weathering reasons. The upstand must be at least 150mm in height and should a minimum pitch of at least 3 degrees.
Should I make my Own Upstand?
Cost is generally the main reason people choose to make their own. A simple upstand can be constructed from excess timber on site minimising waste or using standard timbers found at any local wood supplier. Creating your own upstand also allows your to weather your roof without the rooflight lid being on site protecting it from any potential damage.
If you would like to build your own upstand and require more information you can visit our technical downloads page for specific measurements.
Choosing a Pre-Made Upstand
Whlie a pre-made insulated upstand can be a little more expensive a purpose manufactured version has numerous benefits including improved thermal performance, weathering and air tightness. The frame has been designed and engineered to fit your exact rooflight giving you peace of mind that your skylight is going to fit perfectly.
Our upstand arrives pre-made and packed full of insulation, constructed using marine ply for longevity and features a vapour barrier and fitted gaskets to ensure no moisture finds its way into your home.
If you would like more information on our how we can help then you can explore our product range here.
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Insulated Upstand Detail
A more advanced detail is the equivalent of creating a mini stud wall. The purpose of this is being able to insulate the inner cavity which gives greater thermal performance and sound insulation.
Again our technical drawings section of the site will help with sizes, however if you need any bespoke drawings please let us know.
Have any questions about upstands? Head on over to our Contact Page to get in touch with our team or take a look at our Fixed Rooflights, Opening Rooflight, Eco Triple Glazed Rooflights, or WalkOn Rooflights for Flat Roofs pages for more information and to see our stock sizes.
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