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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.

Average Sun Tunnel cost

The average cost of a sun tunnel is typically lower than a standard roof window. Sun tunnels typucally cost around £600-£700 each.

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Prices based on actual Sun Tunnel costs for your area, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Sun Tunnel installation cost in your area 2021

Labour cost £450
Material cost £200
Waste removal £50
Time frame: 1-2 Days

Advantages for Sun Tunnel

  • Lower cost than a roof window
  • Can get light into rooms which traditional roof windows wouldn't be able to
  • Create a fantastic focal point
  • Add value to your home

Disadvantages for Sun Tunnel

  • Not as much light as a roof window

Sun Tunnel Manufacturers

Sun Tunnel FAQs

What effects the cost of a Sun Tunnel?

The cost for a sun tunnel is affected by 5 key factors:

  1. Tube size: Small areas or stairways can gain from a 10-inch size tube, whilst bigger rooms will require a bigger tube. The higher television size, the greater the price.
  2. Kind of tunnel and also roof type: You can pick from stiff or flexible tunnels and also domed or flat roofing system panels. Each choice will have a different price.
  3. Place: Where you stay in the country will certainly impact the price of your sun tunnel installation. Generally, the higher the living prices in your location, the greater the price of employing an expert will certainly be.
  4. Length of the tunnel: Longer tunnels will be charged at a greater price than their shorter equivalents so whether the tunnel runs from the roof to the 2nd or very first flooring will certainly impact the sun tunnel price.
  5. Ease of gain access to: Flexible tubes are fantastic for homes where sun tunnels do not run in a straight line from roofing to ceiling. The tubes can then be fitted around challenges in your loft space. Frustratingly, these alternatives do not allow as much light as stiff tubes and also due to their hard setup can be much more expensive.
What size Sun Tunnel do I need for my room?

Most Sun Tunnel 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.
Can I set up a sun tunnel myself?

It is constantly important to consider your skill degree as well as your physical capacity when picking to tackle a Do It Yourself task. Generally, sun tunnel setup is not made to be tried by anybody without experience and training for the following reasons:

  • You will likely need professional devices which may include scaffolding.
  • It is really unsafe to deal with a roofing as a result of the danger of falling.
  • Your sun tunnel have to be appropriately secured to avoid leaks as well as drafts coming through your roofing.
  • This installment is not a straightforward, easy job. It involves eliminating roofing ceramic tiles, attaching a panel, thoroughly installing the passage and also even more.

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