Glass skylights can be used in your home to celebrate the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Often referred to as Succah or Sukkah skylights, these units are designed to be opened manually during the festival without the use of electricity, and are designed specifically to meet the guidelines set out within the Jewish community.
Our range of opening skylights includes either hinged or operable units, which can be operated at the touch of a button for day to day use. During the festival, the hydraulic mechanism can be isolated from your electricity supply and the skylights opened using a manual pump.
As depicted in The Jerusalem Talmud, a skylight which can be covered in thatching may be a qualified Sukkah – meaning you can celebrate within your home by surrounding your roof opening with sechach.
If you require a Succah skylight, please contact our Technical Specification team, who will be able to offer advice and provide examples of our previous projects.
Our most common Sukkah skylight build is for operable rooflights. In a recent project, we were able to install a Skyglide sliding skylight with an integrated timer, which automatically slid off the roof and provided a full opening to be used during prayer times and the festival period.
The hydraulic pump enabled the owner to open the skylight manually during the festival of Sukkot. Whilst still maintaining a wow factor sliding skylight throughout the rest of the year.