Wall abutments or not? How to install (walkon) rooflights next to a wall or facade. Back to all blogs | Glazing Vision Europe | Need to know, Tutorials Sometimes the geography of a building can cause headaches. Perhaps you’d like to install a skylight but there isn’t enough room for the required upstand, or maybe you have a tight space between two buildings and you’re looking for a glass roof between the two. This is where experience counts. At Glazing Vision our product has evolved over time and our standard ‘wall abutment’ detail is a good example of this. With wall abutted roofs roof lights, you keep the same minimal framework approach but gain the flexibility to secure your rooflight structurally on up to three adjacent walls, up to a 10° pitch. Imagine you have a single-storey extension: the wall abutment detail allows you to fix directly to the main building above, meaning that when you enter the new part of the building and look up… you get sky views only. Wall abutment or not? When there’s no space on the sides or above the frame, for example with a glass facade, the solution is to work with kerbs all around. In this case a multipart walkon rooflight is installed on 4 kerbs, with enough space around to have the drainage done properly. Details: Afterwards the wooden decking and tiles are installed at the same height, with a drain next to the facade. Now you can enjoy the views from the terrace and at the same time and take advantage of all the daylight in the basement below. Wall abutted Walkon glass Example of a villa with enough space on the wall to have the walkon rooflights abutted to the wall. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact us.