Will my roof windows offer enough thermal protection?

Having a roof window fitted is one of the most exciting stages in a new extension. It helps to transform a pile of bricks into a room and allows you to visualise how this space will work when it’s finished. If you’re working with a professional architect or builder, you’ll know that there are many things to consider when purchasing roof windows. And one that is most relevant to us here at Skylight Blinds is thermal protection – e.g how much heat your window will lose during a period of time.

Dulux Roof Window Example 

In this blog, we’ll look at thermal protection in more detail and how the right skylight blind helps to improve this significantly. 

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Flat roof windows, roof lanterns, or skylights – How to choose the right blind

In mid-2019, the government changed the Permitted Development rights to make extending your home easier. These grants allow homeowners to undertake certain works on their homes without the need to apply for planning permission. For many, it now means that commissioning a single or double-storey extension to their home has become more affordable. Pair this with the fact that we have an ageing population with more multi-generational homes and the need for space is ever-increasing, we expect to see the number of extension projects continue to rise in line with this. 

LanternLITE Honeycomb Roof Lantern Blind

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Roof Lantern Blind

 Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’ve noticed an increase in interest in our roof lantern blind. In 2020, the interior design platform Houzz saw an increase of 52% when it came to requests for home extensions. In a year where we’ve spent more time together than ever, it seems that the need to find more space in our homes will continue to rise. For many homeowners, a single-floor extension is a perfect solution. Designed and created in-house, these custom-crafted blinds are made specifically to help you manage light and privacy in your new spaces. 
LanternLITE Honeycomb Roof Lantern Blind

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Why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, it’s no wonder that we’re passionate about roof windows. All shapes, sizes, and brands – these gateways to the outdoors allow natural light to flood your home and offer the perfect spot for a touch of interior personalization. While there’s been no lull in the popularity of these home additions, we have noticed that the request for skylight blinds has been steadily increasing – particularly during 2020. Additionally Country Living cited roof windows as being one of the ‘Top 15 Home Decor Trends Predicted to Be Huge in 2021’. So, we’re wondering ‘why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?’ 

Loft conversion bedroom with roof windows

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Remodelling your home? 3 tips to consider for your skylight blinds

There has never been a more popular time to remodel your home and add in skylight blinds. We’re spending more time at home and, with this additional time (albeit combined with the demands of homeschooling, work, and unwavering family attention), our nation is turning to redecorating and updating their homes. An article from September 2020 predicted a premature rush to have large-scale construction projects completed in advance of the second wave. This time at home has made many of us reaffirm what we need out of our homes – more space 

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Image credit: Home Building – Image showing skylight blinds in a bathroom

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A Guide To Fitting Skylight Blinds

Fitting skylight blinds – We’ve spoken in depth about the benefits of skylight blinds in our blog. Helping you to create a home that fits your practical and stylistic needs, we’re confident there’s a type out there for every home. And, one of the things we do, here at Skylight Blinds Direct, is create window blinds that work for every budget. We take into account everything from quality of fabric through the variety of styles available to ensure you can always find the right solution. To support this, all of our blinds are available with easy-to-follow and comprehensive installation instructions. You won’t need to invest in additional labour or put off having them installed until a tradesman is free. Instead, fitting your skylight blinds couldn’t be easier. 

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3 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Skylight Blinds For Every Room

Skylight blinds are designed to help you make the most of any space. They come in a wide variety of styles and colours, each one crafted to suit different needs. If you’re just starting out on your interior design journey, it may seem a simple thing to identify the right skylight blind. Perhaps you look for a colour that fits your room? Or you simply look for the cheapest option to free up funds for other areas. 

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How Translucent Skylight Blinds Can Help In Winter

One of the main purposes of skylight blinds is to help you to manage light in your conservatory, extension or loft. Roof windows are positioned at the optimal angle to allow in as much natural light as possible. While this helps to visually maximise the space inside your new room, it also means you need to find the most appropriate way to manage this. And, for many households, that is by using translucent skylight blinds. But are these specialist window blinds only for summer? 


A playroom fitted with spotted translucent skylight blinds

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3 Reasons Why Blackout Skylight Blinds Are Just As Important In Winter

Blackout skylight blinds aren’t a new thing. Out of all of the variations available on the market, they’re likely the ones you’ve heard of the most. This is largely due to the whole host of benefits that blinds made from this specialist material offer. Exceptional light control, privacy and the ability to personalise your home are all factors that contribute to their popularity. 

Charcoal blackout thermal skylight blinds for roof windows

Grey blackout skylight blinds fitted in brown windows in a grey-themed bedroom.

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Do I need to update my roof blind for Autumn?

As Autumn begins to roll in, you may be looking at the different ways in which you can improve your home. Colder days, more rain and less light all force us to readdress our indoor spaces and establish whether they’re likely to work as effectively during these colder months. While light may seem like less of a pressing issue now, it’s still a factor you’ll need to consider when it comes to usability. And, with more of us spending time indoors and using indoor lighting, privacy can also become a concern. This blog will look at whether it’s time to update your roof blind for Autumn. 

A pair of deep red skylight blinds for velux windows in a bedroom

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