Danish manufacturer VELUX has been in the business of making high-quality roof windows for 80 years. 

We caught up with Senior Architect Communication Manager Ole Pontoppidan to learn more about the manufacturer's latest range of glass rooflights, and why VELUX decided to use NBS Source to target specifiers in new markets.

VELUX glass rooflights boast an elegant glass-to-edge and light-guiding funnel design, enhancing light levels more than ever before, all whilst preventing the build-up of dirt and grime. The products come in two variations: the curved glass rooflight and the flat glass rooflight. 


“This product range provides high insulation values. As well as improving the ventilation of your house, blinds can be added so you can have a comfortable indoor climate, regardless of the climate outside. The products can also be operated using our VELUX App Control, allowing users to manage their home’s indoor climate and CO2 levels,” Ole said.

The products are most commonly applied in single-storey extensions: typically in two-storey houses where an extension is being added on the ground floor.

When moving the main facade line in single-storey extensions, there is often a need to get daylight deeper into the original part of the building, as well as a need to ventilate on warm days. This latest product range from VELUX offers a solution to specifiers facing these problems. “Daylight is up to 52% higher with this range,” Ole said.

Get specified with NBS Source

Discussing why VELUX decided to list its products on NBS, Ole explains how the company was impressed with the amount of structured and high-quality information available to specifiers through the platform. As a manufacturer, VELUX wants to get its products and systems out into the market – and knows that Source is the perfect way to do this.

NBS Source includes over 30,000 products covering all aspects of construction, and integrates directly with NBS Chorus – the cloud-based specification-writing platform – making it the most convenient way for specifiers to find the perfect products for their projects.

“My favourite feature is having all the data in one place. As NBS Source is the main external platform for specifiers to find product information and specify our products, we had to ensure our products were listed on the platform."

Thanks to Source’s integration with cloud-based specification writing platform NBS Chorus, the ‘add to spec’ button allows specifiers to add their chosen products directly to a specification in a matter of seconds. There is also the option for manufacturers to collaborate directly with specifiers on projects through Chorus. 

“The team at NBS are always very helpful and accommodating in regard to making updates and changes to our product offering. We update our product data constantly so that specifiers always have access to the latest information for their projects." 

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