Requests are on the rise to replace existing light well covers with a modernised design that will allow a lot more natural light into the room below as well as providing an egress when needed.
If an egress is desired then the opening mechanism should be smooth, efficient and easy to locate in an emergency situation.
Having an integral ladder within the light well is a good option if the egress is in any way tricky to get out of.
Optional ventilation provides an added benefit that should, along with the Cover, be designed and manufactured to a high security level.
As this picture illustrates an Opening Light Well Cover ought to sit flush to ground level to prevent a trip hazard.
The glass should be laminated and comply with European standards for pedestrian load bearing.
Limitless Opening Light Well Covers include all of the above as well as being suitable for both new-build and retro-fit applications.
A mirror module can be included underneath the glass cover to enhance daylight to the room and an optional anti-slip treatment can be applied to the glazing surface which is often a very good idea if the cover will be walked on frequently.
A smart and sleek Opening Light Well Cover can add property and rental value.