SUNCATCHER: Effectively conveying natural lighting and natural ventilation

SUNCATCHER systems are a method of effectively conveying Natural Lighting and Natural Ventilation from roof level, down into the building below by combining the principles of the Monodraught WINDCATCHER® (direct to Windcatcher Classic) system with the SUNPIPE (direct to Sunpipe) system.

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How does a SUNCATCHER work?

The WINDCATCHER is divided internally into four quadrants so that one or more face into the wind. Any prevailing wind pressure carries a continuous fresh air supply through weather protected louvres on the windward side of the system at roof level. The wind movement is encapsulated by internal quadrants which turns the wind through 90o forcing the air down through internal ducts into the room below. Warm stale air is expelled from the room by the passive stack ventilation principle of differential temperatures and the natural buoyancy of air movement. Manual or motorised dampers at the base of the system control the rate of ventilation. The SUNPIPE collects daylight using a patented Diamond Dome, passing it through a SUPER-SILVER mirror-finished aluminium tube, and finally distributing it evenly through use of a ceiling diffuser.

Natural Lighting Resources

We provide you with variety of resources to find out more about our Natural Lighting offering. You can download all our natural lighting literature including brochures, product cards, price lists and installation instructions. Natural lighting images, renders and videos are also available from our gallery. We encourage you to try our virtual reality tours for natural lighting to understand better how our systems are installed in commercial and residential spaces. Natural lighting CPDs and SUNPIPE technical drawings are also available. Please choose the resource that most suits your needs from the following dropdown menu:

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