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Acrylic dome replacement
Why replace plastic bubbles with a VELUX FCM Skylight?
VELUX glass skylights are much more durable, more energy efficient and, with a slim, smooth exterior, are more visually appealing than plastic bubbles.
FCM Skylights incorporate VELUX high performance glazing and an all metal, insulated exterior frame that withstands the extremes of the Australian climate.
FCMs are impact resistant and meet requirements for Australian Standards (AS 1288 & AS 4285) for load, water-tightness and overhead glazing.
They have been tested to, and pass, Australian Standards for Bushfire (BAL 40, in roof pitches 0° - 60°). NB: applies to Skylight only.)
They achieve the maximum 5 Stars on the WERS (Window Energy Rating Scheme) Summer rating.
Unlike acrylic or polycarbonate, glass will not fade nor discolour over time, thereby safeguarding the highest standards of light quality.
VELUX high performance double glazing blocks 80% of radiant heat and gives 99% protection from UV rays.
The FCM unit achieves superb technical performance: U-Value 2.8 W/m²K; 0.26 Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient (4646 size, complete skylight).
10 Year warranty.
FCMs are relatively quick and easy to install, thereby saving on installation costs.
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FCM versus Acrylic Dome Case Study
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