Giving light to your build

  • 16th October 2017
  • Company Updates

Roof windows make a significant difference to any room, whether it be loft conversions, extensions or any innovative residential or commercial designs. There are many benefits to having roof windows incorporated into your design as they allow for good ventilation, create additional light and they act as a heating system which ultimately saves money on energy costs.

When considering the design of your build, it is helpful to know that you do not need planning permission to install roof windows, unless your roof window exceeds what is considered an acceptable size (no more than 150mm above existing roof plane and a side-facing opening window should be at least 1.7m from ground level). This is due to the style of them, as they tend not to overlook neighbour’s buildings, which means that you won’t be limited by restrictions when it comes to your design.

We have narrowed down the top benefits of roof windows by looking at two of our trusted suppliers, Velux and Keylite, who have a variety of incredible roof window options available.

5 key benefits of Velux roof windows

  1. They are probably the best known roof window manufacturer in the UK. They boast first class quality in their products which provide both longevity and durability.
  2. VELUX are at the forefront of the electric and solar powered roof window market. They are always striving to create the next new and innovative design such as their CABRIO balcony.
  3. There is a wide variety of standard sizes, products, and colours to suit your style of build. VELUX flashings and installation products ensure a weather tight and professional finish.
  4. As VELUX have been operating for over 70 years you can be assured of the quality of their products and the availability of spare parts. They guarantee these will be available for 25 years after any product has been discontinued.
  5. VELUX have a dedicated customer service team who are on hand to ensure your installation goes smoothly from start to finish.

5 key benefits of Keylite roof windows

  1. Keylite is the only manufacturer from the UK and Ireland and is Europe’s fastest growing roof window manufacturer.
  2. Keylite roof windows can be fitted from the box into the window within 2 minutes. Their patented flick fit bracket and sash finger spring allow for a quick and easy installation process.
  3. Keylite are the only company to offer an integrated expanding thermal collar at no extra cost to the customer.
  4. They provide a cost effective option of roof windows complete with a 10 year guarantee.
  5. They also offer a unique detachable loft ladder which enables a speedy one-person installation.

If you require roof windows for your project, we are pleased to be able to offer you a discounted trade price when ordered directly through us. If you have any questions or would like to discuss roof windows further please contact us or refer to our website.

Velux have a fantastic offer on this October! Earn £25 of rewards every time you buy a VELUX white-painted roof window or up to £65 of rewards with VELUX flat rooflights.

Simply log in or sign up at and upload your proof of purchase to earn rewards. Just remember to register your purchases before 17th November 2017. Earn, save and spend your rewards with top-brand partners; M&S, Thomas Cook, Ticketmaster, Argos, Pizza Express, Curry’s PC World, John Lewis and Tesco. Terms and conditions apply.

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