The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is a prestigious collection of priceless art and artefacts from around the world and throughout the ages. It has been described as “one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first importance”.


With contents of such crucial historical and cultural significance, it is vital that no expense is spared in supplying the best possible quality of materials and systems for every aspect of this building. Freeland Rees Roberts Architects gave Roofglaze the task of designing and installing a rooflight system to meet these high standards, working with the Main Contractor SDC Builders Ltd.


In order to supply a rooflight solution to meet such exacting project requirements, it was critical for Roofglaze to select the most appropriate skylight system for the job. It was decided by Roofglaze that 2 No. bespoke Vitral A74 Monopitch rooflights were the best option.

Both of these Monopitch rooflights are identical in terms of dimensions, and also the 33o pitch that they have been installed at. The glass specifications used for these double glazed units guarantee superior thermal performance and are as follows:

  • Outer Pane: 6.0mm thick clear toughened glass
  • Cavity: Argon-filled with silver warm edge spacer bar
  • Inner Pane: 6.78mm thick clear laminated safety glass with ‘Low-E’ coating

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Roofglaze is proud to be a Trained Approved Specialist Contractor (TASC) Member for the design and installation of Vitral daylighting systems. We have numerous years of industry experience across the company, meaning that we are second-to-none when it comes to our knowledge of these rooflights and skylights. We will always offer you the best solution to suit your project requirements.

If you are interested in specifying our rooflight solutions for your next project, you can download our Specification Documents from NBS Plus. If you require any further information, then please do feel free to contact us with your inquiry.