Natural light study
We help you designing the best enlightened property
Our technical team supports you to optimize your properties' natural light while taking into account your constraints
After analysis of the plans of the operation, we offer various options to improve the natural light and sunshine of your properties. We suggest modification about the size and location of the openings, the arrangement of the rooms or the color of the coatings used.

With our help, you can increase the natural light of your properties by 9%.

Solen support during the design

On average, our customers increase natural light of their properties by 9% and their final prices by 0,5%
1
Kick-off meeting
Kick-off meeting
During this meeting, Solen introduces you its unique coordinator and defines the project's frame. The perfect moment for our team to consider all requirements and expectations.
2
Reception of your plans
Reception of your plans
We work with standard files (DWG, PDF, BIM).
Mandatory files:
Scale plan
Front plan
Floor plan with property nomenclature
Block plan
3
Calculations and analysis
Calculations and analysis
Our engineers model the building and its environment to simulate natural light and sunshine for each room and each day of the year.
Audited by
Items taken into account for calculations:
Surrounding buildings and vegetation
Historical weather data
Room surface
Close masks
GPS location
Size, orientation and vis-a-vis windows
4
Second meeting
Second meeting
During the second meeting, we present our first audit and choose together all properties that need to be enhanced in terms of natural light and sunshine.
5
Proposal for plans' alterations
Proposal for plans' alterations
We will suggest modifications of your plans considering your technical and regulatory constraints, without increasing your budget. With the proposed changes, we improve the natural light of the properties from 9 to 10%. By linking the price of your properties with their natural light, we can increase your turnover from +0.2 to 0.5%.
Suggestions for changes:
  • Size of the openings
  • Position of the openings
  • Room layout
  • Position of the balconies
  • ...
Example 1
Suggested variant:
Invert the windows of the bedroom and living room (width of 180cm in the living room and width of 90 cm in the living room)
Result:
The living room gains 1:30 of natural light on average over the year and the price of the apartment increases by 0.6%
Example 2
1st suggested variant:
Remove the winter garden
Result:
Gain of 5:00 average natural light per day in the living room
2nd suggested variant:
Put simple glazing on the winter garden and leave the double glazing on the heated spaces
Result:
Increase of 8% of the natural light of the living room
3rd suggested variant:
Put a clear coating on the ground of the winter garden
Result:
Increase of 15% of the natural light of the living room
4th suggested variant:
Enlarge the windows overlooking the winter garden
Result:
Increase of 19% of the natural light of the living room
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Insights of our study
Insights of our study
We present you various options to alterate your plans’ property based on results from our study. We then present you the impacts on the natural light and the price of the estate.