General Information | Regent Skydome Skylight Brisbane

General Skylight

Regent Skylights manufacture a large range of lead free skylights to suit all your natural lighting needs. The following information is to be used as a guide when selecting a skylight.

Why Lead Free Skylights?

Skylights with lead flashings were satisfactory and compatible with zinc coated or galvanised roofing materials commonly used in the past. Times have changed and so have roofing materials, and lead must now be used with caution. Lead is prone to cause corrosion and is incompatible with Zincalume® and Colorbond® roofs, valley gutters and down pipes now predominately used for new constructions.

The BlueScope Steel Limited technical bulletins TB8 and CTB18 should be consulted for further information on compatibility. Regent Lead Free Skylights are totally compatible with Zincalume® and Colorbond® roof components. As no lead is used, both a source of corrosion and the recently more recognized potential health hazard associated with use of lead is completely eliminated. This is of particular importance where run off water is collected from roofs for human consumption.

The elimination of the source of corrosion will prevent premature and costly replacement. This coupled with the removal of possible health hazards, will result in increased customer satisfaction.

What Type of Roof are Skylights Suitable for?

Regent Skylights can be manufactured to suit all roof types. Our standard stock will suit the popular types of roofs such as corrugated iron, metal deck, and tile. Our standard bases are press-formed from Zincalume®, however a variety of other materials can be used (stainless steel, aluminium, copper or galvanised) for fabricated bases.

How are Skylights Measured?

Skylight sizes are the internal dimension of the throat (daylight size).

What Type of Domes are Available?

All standard skylights can be fitted with a high impact acrylic, standard acrylic, or polycarbonate dome. Most are available in opal, clear and tint. Prices for the alternatives are available from our Brisbane Office.

Are Skylights Vented?

Skylights can be produced as vented or non-vented units. Vented skylights are used in applications that require both light and ventilation, such as bathrooms, toilets and habitable rooms that must conform to the National Construction Code. Regent Skylights offers two types of vented units ; the standard and the BCA. For data on relevant vent areas, refer to the below table.

Skylight Size Standard Vent Area (m2) BCA Vent Area (m2)
500 X 500 0.088 0.200
500 X 500 0.112 0.248
500 X 1200 0.144 0.312
600 X 600 0.104 0.270
600 X 800 0.120 N/A
600 X 1200 0.152 0.328
800 X 800 0.136 0.296
800 X 1200 0.168 N/A

What Type of Shaft is used?

The foremost function of light shafts is to channel the light made available by the skylight into the living areas throughout the void of the ceiling space. Regent Skylight Kits use the highly reflective skylight quality flexilight shaft. Not only does this type of shaft channel down the light, but because of its flexible nature, it can bypass obstructions in the roof cavity, saving structural work during installation. Solid Shafts are available on some models if required.

Bushfire Areas

Regent have a range of square and circular skylights that can be used in Bushfire areas.

What If I Want Something I Can’t Find on the Website?

Made to order skylight jobs are our specialty. For special shapes, larger sizes or architectural work, contact one of our friendly sales staff for advice and a quote.