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What should I know about adding Skylights?

Posted in: Ideas and Advice
16 February 2022

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Ever wanted to let more light into a room, or open up a loft space by allowing light to flood your potential room? Adding skylight windows to your roof space doesn’t normally require planning permission, so long as they don’t protrude beyond 150mm above your roof plane. You will be required to adhere to building regulations and do check possibilities if you’re in a conservation area, or your home is listed, but if you do your homework in good time, skylights are a simple and effective way to get your space well lit! Check out our vast range of options to do just that here.  

Time to Light up your World

Skylight windows in all their forms are increasing in popularity. Thanks in part to the relatively simple installation, these windows can make a huge difference to your living space. Bringing daylight into a home can add value and open up spaces so they can achieve their full potential. No longer a preserve of the converted loft, these windows are now a regular fixture in extended kitchens, living spaces, above stairwells and even in storage spaces to make finding that item far easier.

Pitch Perfect

Timberworld has a huge range of options for pitched roofs. Our superb range of Velux window skylights include multi pane, single pane and conservation – available in pine, white and polyurethane. These also come in a variety of opening options – top or mid – so think about where your window will be located and what options you might want to consider bearing in mind cleaning, access and safety. We even supply electric openings for hard to reach windows. We particularly love the gun metal conservation style skylights – these windows are particularly good below a view point so think about what you’re looking down on as well as up to!

Flat Roof Options

Again, these are great options for windows that do not require opening. Located on a flat roof to allow light to flow into kitchen, bathroom or landing areas, these windows are easy to access to clean, simple to install and of course we supply all the accessories and flashing options you’d need to make sure they are watertight and snug. Light wells above stairs, landings and bathrooms add an additional source to a room and the best news is your privacy is assured. What’s not to love?

Other Options

Adding a glass window may not be the only way you can flood your home with light. The innovative sun tunnel range is a brilliant way to not just allow light to access your home, but also to maximise natural light, and allow the defused light to enter your home. These can work well if the positioning of a glass skylight window doesn’t work with building regulations. We’d recommend you always research building regs, but a sun tunnel uses far less space, is integral with your roof and can make a real difference in a darker corner.

Get Smart

Not all windows are easy to reach and with the current trend on double height hallways and landings, skylights with the electric opening can be a real boon. You don’t need to be a techy to benefit from our recommended accessories. It’s time to get smart on climate control and make your home work for you, not the other way round! These clever accessories can help you manage window opening and blind control. Don’t feel the heat, get the Velux Active Climate Sensor! Check out our range of smart phone managed accessories that even a techno-phobe can install and manage. It’s time to think climate and keep your home warm or cool with the touch of a button. It’s time to let in the light!

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