Natural Daylight Innovation Showcased at Interbuild 2006

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A revolutionary new way of brightening indoor areas from dawn until dusk will be showcased at Interbuild 2006.

The Sunpipe, from Buckinghamshire-based Monodraught, gets natural daylight into the space windows cannot reach and is a big energy saver.

It works by capturing the daylight through a rooftop dome and piping it through a reflective tube into the building.

The Sunpipe will be one of the many lighting and construction products on show when Interbuild 2006, the UK's premier industry event, takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, from April 23-27.

Said Terry Payne, Monodraught's Managing Director: "The Sunpipe is very adaptable and can be used in regular domestic homes, commercial premises or in public buildings such as hospitals, schools and libraries.

"It has a super reflective tube that even extends through adjustable bends and has an internal mirror finish that intensifies and reflects natural daylight delivering free outdoor light to a room or area below - where the light is evenly diffused by a translucent ceiling fixture."

"The Sunpipe easily fits between joists and rafters and requires no structural alterations."

No maintenance is required, the pipe will not leak and the top dome is self-cleaning due to its shape and also eliminates condensation problems.

"All Sunpipe systems are guaranteed for 25 years against faulty manufacture," added Terry.

"There is virtually no limit to the length of Sunpipe or number of bends that can be used and the Sunpipe can twist and turn easily to take natural light to exactly where you want it."

"The system is proving to be particularly popular in schools. Children and teachers work better under a natural light environment and at least 75 per cent of electricity costs can be saved during the daytime, where Sunpipes are used to replace the need for electric lighting during school hours."

Sunpipe still offers the opportunity to achieve a high level of security by providing small diameter openings through the roof structure which can be heavily protected by additional stainless steel security bars.

Interbuild has always been renowned as the ideal place for launching new products and innovation will be at the heart of the show when it takes place from April 23-27.

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