Sun Tunnels are a perfect option for providing natural light into corridors, stairwells, bathrooms, small rooms and cupboards, under pitched or flat roofs, where installation of a roof window or flat roof rooflight is not possible. Sun Tunnels are also referred to as Sun Tubes, Solar Tubes, Light Tunnels, Solar Pipes and Tubular Skylights.
Why get a Sun Tunnel?
Small, dark rooms not just look unappealing, however they additionally impact your mood and health. Sunshine is important to keep us feeling well as well as offer us energy so why not choose to buy a sun tunnel improve your homes interior?
It is really common for terraced homes to not have an abundance of all-natural light and a light tunnel can infuse sun rays into the darkest of spaces. Bright and light houses will interest guest and make small areas also appearing bigger.
Communal rooms as well as stairs in particular would certainly benefit from additional light as well as sun tunnel installation costs will eventually be balanced out by the cost savings you will make on your energy costs. Sun Tunnels can be installed on flat and pitched roofs.
Sun Tunnel for Pitched Roofs
Sun tunnels for pitched roofs are designed to provide natural light into corridors, stairwells, bathrooms and cupboards, under pitched roofs, where installation of a traditional roof window is not possible.
The flex tunnels and rigid tunnels provide installation flexibility. Flex tunnels can be used when the distance between the roof and the ceiling is too small for a rigid tunnel. Rigid tunnels deliver a straight shaft of light for when the ceiling is placed directly under the exterior window. A Velux sun tunnel can be installed in tiled roofs or slated roofs. Sun tunnels for pitched roofs can be installed in roofs with 15°- 60° pitches.
Sun Tunnel for Flat Roof
Manufactures including Velux product sun tunnels for flat roofs that are designed to provide natural light into corridors, stairwells, bathrooms and cupboards, under flat roofs, where installation of a roof window is not possible. The sun tunnels provide installation flexibility. Sun tunnels can be installed on flat roofs with a roof pitch between 0° - 15°.
A sun tunnel is easy to install, regardless of your roof type.
What size of Sun Tunnel do you need?
Most Sun Tube Kits are available in sizes from 250mm Diameter to 550mm Diameter. This gives you a good range to choose from depending on the size of the room you are trying to brighten.
- 250mm Sun Tube – Perfect for room sizes up to 10m2. (Hallways, Small Bathrooms)
- 350 – 450mm Sun Tubes – Perfect for rooms 10 to 15m2. Larger Hallways, Stairwells and Bathrooms.
- 550mm Sun Tube – Ideal for rooms 15 – 22m2. Kitchens, Bedrooms, Living Rooms.
Cost of a Sun Tunnel?
Sun Tunnels are also a cheaper alternative to Roof Windows or Flat Roof Skylights which is why they are becoming a more and more popular choice of Skylight to install.