The right window blind for flat roof windows

With more and more of us opting to expand our homes instead of moving, it has become more common for homeowners to be faced with the option of choosing the right window. Once reserved for those in property development or interior design, now the right window is a decision many will have to make. While some extensions can use standard windows, others require a more unique solution. Flat roof windows are one such option. Letting optimal light in and creating a modern look, this option has become even more popular. But, what is the right window blind for flat roof windows? And, do you even need one? 

The Small Flat Roof Blind

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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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Roof Lantern Blinds VS Skylight Blinds – What style do you need?

Roof lantern blinds. Skylight Blinds. If you’re just about to start redecorating your home, it might feel like there are a whole host of window coverings on the market you’ve never heard of. And, perhaps, coverings that you might need to improve the usability of your home. Over the past 12 months, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of homeowners looking to improve functionality, practicality and style in their homes. As a result of this, the number of queries into the different names has also begun to pop up. 

An image showing the difference between skylight blinds and roof lantern blinds

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Are Conservatory Roof Blinds Worth It?

Conservatories have long been a popular choice with homeowners here in the UK. They allow you to draw in extra light, expand your kitchen space and offer a way to enjoy your garden, even during the winter months. Allowing in as much natural light is one of the basic rules when it comes to making a space feel expansive. So, in this case, do you really need to invest in conservatory roof blinds? Are they really worth it?

Conservatory roof blind rolled back on a peaked glass roof window

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How much are roof lantern blinds?

How much are Roof Lantern Blinds?   The most asked question we get and quite simple for us to answer.  But first we need to know how big is your roof lantern?  The size of your roof lantern window will influence which blind we recommend to you.

For sizses up to 3m wide and 3m long you can opt for either the Honeycomb LanternLITE™ roof lantern blind or the Zip LanternLITE™ roof lanern blind.

So how much do roof lantern blinds cost?

Cost of Honeycomb roof lantern blind 3m x 3m :-

Electric roof lantern blind cost : £1673 inc VAT and delivery (supply only)

Manual roof lantern blind cost : £1300 inc VAT and delivery (supply only)

More information on Honeycomb LanternLITE™ roof lantern blinds

Roof Lantern Blind Honeycomb LanternLITE™
Honeycomb LanternLITE™ blinds are the most versatile roof lantern blind on the market.

Cost of Zip roof lantern blind 3m x 3m :-

Electric roof lantern blind cost : £2742 inc VAT and delivery (supply only)

Manual zip roof lantern blind cost : Not recommended (very heavy to operate)

More information on Zip LanternLITE™ roof lantern blinds

LanternLITE™ Zip roof lantern blind
LanternLITE™ ZIP roof lantern blinds are a sleek wire free easy to install roof lantern blind.

If you would like a quote for any sizes up to and including these sizes on either or both of these roof lantern types please message us.

The Zip roof lantern blinds are restricted to a maximum square meterage of 9 square meters but you can go for a blind that is up to 4.1m long as long as the width doesn’t take the area above 9 square meters.

The honeycomb blind is not only a cheaper option but is also a much more flexible product size wise.  We can make blinds up to 3m wide and 8m long with our Twin Honeycomb LanternLITE™ blind.  Please message us for prices if you have a massive roof lantern that needs a blind.

More information on honeycomb LanternLITE™ blinds

If you would like a quote for any sizes up to and including these sizes on either or both of these roof lantern types please message us.

Prices correct of January 2020

LanternLITE™ DIY Roof Lantern Blinds
LanternLITE™ DIY Roof Lantern Blinds

Your guide to Smart Skylight Blinds

What are Smart Skylight Blinds?

So, let’s start with the basics. What exactly are smart skylight blinds? Essentially, they are the same as regular window blinds but with a built-in motor. This allows them to be opened and closed (or raised and lowered) without the need of a pull cord or manual labour. You may have heard them under the names ‘automatic blinds’, ‘automated blinds’ or even ‘smart shades’. All of these terms describe the smart skylight blinds we will be discussing here today.

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Roof Lantern Blinds – Where do I start?


When it comes to controlling light in all rooms of your home, the right blind really is an essential feature. And, when we look at the rising number of extensions, orangeries and conservatories that keep popping up, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular product is our roof lantern blinds. We already have the Ultimate Guide for Roof Lantern Blinds available over on our website for those looking to understand everything there is to know about these blinds. However, in this blog, we’ll cover the basic points you’ll want to consider when first choosing a roof lantern blind. So, let’s get into it. 

LanternLITE Roof Lantern Bling
Image: LanternLITE Zip Roller Roof Lantern Blind.
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