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VLE Vertical Roof Ventilator

Vertical Roof Ventilator


Surespan vertical lift ventilators are ideal where there is a height restriction or risk of high wind.

The lid is filled with 50mm of CFC and HCFC free insulation with a minimum U-Value of 0.43W/m²K to BS3958: Part 5: 1986. This offers a high level of thermal insulation against heat loss and condensation, together with excellent sound absorption properties.

The ventilator is offered with a control box including transformer, battery charger, and battery back up system to cover in case of emergency power cuts.


Standard Features

  • Custom made to any size
  • Vertical Opening
  • Insulation U-Value 0.43 W/m2K
  • 50mm of CFC and HCFC free insulation
  • Aluminium with thermally broken lid
  • ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) of 0
  • GWP (Global Warming Potential) of 3


Custom made to any size

VLE roof ventilators are custom made to any size. Please specify the width and length of your hatch below.

Custom size


Control Options

Electric control


Can be supplied with associated control panels & accessories.

Solar panels


Can be connected to purpose made panel.


Additional Control Features

Control Unit

Control Unit

Electrical Control Unit.

Domestic Push Button


Push button for domestic use.

Domestic Key Switch


Key switch for domestic use.

Industrial Push button


Push button for industrial use.

Industrial Key switch


Key switch for industrial use.


Additional Control Features

Emergency Stop Button


Emergency stop button.

Key Switch


Key switch.

Fire alarm opening command


Fire alarm opening command.


Curb Options

Hatch without curb


Exposed insulation.

Hatch with curb liner

Curb Liner

Standard aluminium curb liner.

Hatch with mesh liner

Mesh Liner

For bitumin roof.

Hatch with standard metal deck liner

MD Liner

Standard metal deck liner.

Rain Skirt

Rain Skirt

Standard rain skirt.

Hatch with 300mm upstand

300 Upstand

300mm upstand.


Optional Features

Thermal break

Thermal Break

Thermally broken extrusions.

Twin colour hatches

External Colour

External powder coating

Twin colour hatches

Internal Colour

Internal powder coating

Rain sensor


Activated by rainfall.

Wind sensor


Activated by wind.

Walk on top cover


Rigid walk-on cover.

Rain skirt

Rain Skirt

Standard rain skirt.

Roof pitch hatch

Roof Pitch

With an extended skirt.

Biocote antimicrobial coating


Antimicrobial technology.

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Choose your model size and add the features by clicking the "Add to Spec" button.

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Your specification

  • VLE Size unspecified
  • Electrics
  • Without
  • None specified

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  • Thermal Break
  • Solar Power
  • Extended Skirt
  • Other Features

Thermally Broken Extruded Sections

All Surespan SRH Roof Hatches are offered with a cost option using thermally broken extruded sections, offering clients excellent energy conservation properties and substantially reducing internal condensation or frost formation.

This in turn reduces thermal conductivity and consequently the heat loss due to heat conduction through the roof hatch frame.

This can also be applied to Surespan's SRHG Roof Hatches.

Thermally Broken Sections

Solar Powered Roof Hatches

All Surespan's electrically operated roof hatches are available using solar technology, offering clients an environmentally friendly alternative.

A 12V solar panel is fitted either onto or nearby the roof hatch, harnessing solar energy to charge its batteries and allowing the hatch to automatically open and close using a completely wireless system. This can be operated by either a wireless switch or remote control. Its batteries are fitted with a conditioned monitoring feature, which sounds an alarm if they are running low or indicate a fault.

Additional options including being linked up to the building's Fire Alarm System (FAS) or Building Management System (BMS) are available. Multiple roof hatches can be operated by one solar panel.

This technology can also be applied to Surespan's SRHG glazed roof hatches.

Solar Hatches

Solar Access Hatch

Roof Hatch with Extended Skirt

VLE Roof Hatches can be manufactured with an extended skirt liner. The extended skirt liner can be used on any type of roof and can be provided as a completely assembled unit.

For metal deck roof applications the extended skirt liner gives an attractive look to unsightly metal edging. In general circumstances it gives a lining to the inside of the aperture.

The extended skirt liner can be manufactured to your exact requirements. No shape or size has its restrictions.

Roof Hatch with Extended Skirt Roof Hatch with Angled Skirt

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Leamore Close
Leamore Enterprise Park

Walsall, West Midlands
WS2 7NL, England

Telephone: +44 (0)1922 711185
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E-mail: sales@surespancovers.com

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