A perfect way to bring more light into a building with minimal building work. From time to time you’ll have a dark spot in your home without the space to have normal windows fitted to allow light inside.
This is where Velux designed windows come in handy and this range of window is installed into roofs. Velux windows brighten up rooms and can be fitted into sloping and flat roof designs, making them perfect for lofts. Great for Loft conversions as there are a great range of options available to even provide direct access to the outdoors by adding a roof terrace or balcony. Also popular in kitchens and bathrooms where they can bring in natural light.
Where can Velux windows be installed:
- Converted loft rooms
- Barns and outbuildings
- Unconverted loft spaces
- Bathrooms and Kitchens
Types of Velux window designs
There are a number of designs and styles you can incorporate into your home, including:
These add plenty of natural light whilst also doing no harm to your home’s value. With the centre pivot window you can create a dramatic effect, which is not only easy to open but can be rotated 180º to allow ease of cleaning.
When fully open this design gives a great view, creating extra headroom and allowing plenty of light into your home. These windows are very easy to operate and will even swivel in the frames, allowing ease of cleaning.
For tall rooms where the windows will be out of reach, electric windows are ideal. They can be controlled from anywhere in the property and you can operate one or all of the windows at the same time. An added bonus is that a sensor will automatically close the windows if it rains.
Flat roof windows offer the most for dark rooms and are popularly fitted into living rooms, kitchens and hallways. They offer practicality and bring aesthetic appeal with superb designs. You’ll be able to keep out the elements and control the windows electronically. They’ve become popular in new builds because of their attractive nature.
What Velux window glazing options are there?
Velux windows come with a laminated inner pane and toughened outer pane as standard. However there are a few upgrades you may want to consider:
- Triple glazing: Three layers of glazing for reduced heat loss and increased energy efficiency
- Noise reducing: Modern glazing designed to dampen exterior noise, ideal for busy areas with road noise.
- Enhanced security: Extra tough glazing to make your property safe and secure.
What size Velux windows do I need?
Velux windows come in different sizes, so you need to measure your space and explore the dimensions available with your chosen window type. As a general rule, large Velux windows will allow more light into the room. They can be great for transforming previously dark areas or making tasks such as reading easier. Too much light could make a space too bright and warm to spend much time in on sunny days.
The style of the property may also influence your decision. Small Velux windows can be better suited to traditional homes than several large expanses of glass.
Velux window quotes
Velux installers are able to provide you with a quotation to include full installation of Velux window and flashing kit, all internal making good work if required. Internally if you have a flat ceiling with a pitched roof above it, they are able to give you a quote to create a light shaft bringing the light down from the roof into the room below. Prices do vary by your location in the country, so enter your postcode above and seethe average prices from installers in your area.