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Architects need to allow brightness & sunshine into rooms to enhance the WELL BEING of the people inside.The main purpose of skylights is to allow sunshine into a building to improve the WELL BEING & attractiveness of each room by allowing sunshine & brightness into dark areas of small & large rooms.

A Barrel Vault is generally semi circular skylight which covers an aperture in a roof & allows light into the building.

The Barrel Vault is generally a large curved structure made to measure to suit the customer (any length & any width & any height) & is supported off the building frame above the roof.

Half circle profiles are generally used but Akron can make to measure any height combinations as requested.

The rolled steel frame is welded to a support frame in our factory & galvanised & powdercoated to suit your colours.

Aluminium glazing bars with neoprene gaskets are then fitted over the frame to hold the Polycarbonate or acrylic or glass sheets in place. The aluminium top glazing bar is then 'Tek' screwed down tosecure the opal or clear or tinted grey sheets in place.




Our crane truck then lifts the entire assembly onto your roof & Akron then flashes around to make water tight.

Some common sizes are 1mx2m, 2mx3m, 3mx4m, 4mx5m, 5mx6m, 6mx7m, 7mx8m. Akron previously has installed Barrel Vaults 22mx12m and 3mx32m.


8 Joyner Street, Moorabbin Victoria 3189 Tel: 03 9555 7466 Fax: 03 9555 7489 Email: sales@akronskylights.com.au