Excessive noise isn’t just an annoyance. It can be incredibly distracting too. For many, soundproofing certain rooms around their home is the best way to better enjoy their spaces. Think bedrooms where you can drift off in quiet comfort or offices where focusing on the task at hand becomes significantly easier. When crafting a home that perfectly fits our needs, it’s easy to think that soundproofing comes solely from the materials in our walls. But windows – especially roof windows and skylights – can also make a room excessively noisy. So, can you soundproof skylights? And, is it possible to do this in a cost-effective and versatile way, such as with the right skylight blinds?
When it comes to bringing as much light into your home as possible, many homeowners opt to have a conservatory built. Not only does this new room expand the space in your home. Conservatories also bridge that gap between indoors and out, allowing you to appreciate your garden for even longer. They can be transformed into playrooms for children, entertaining spaces for loved ones or relaxing spots where members of the household can while away the hours. The right conservatory roof blind will help you to optimise the new room. But, how effective are they? And, should you consider investing in them, even though you’ve just spent so much time designing the perfect space? Read our latest blog post here.
Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’re passionate about bringing window covering solutions for your homes. As more and more of us opt to extend our homes rather than moving, this becomes even more paramount. Loft conversions desperate for light find solutions in skylight windows. Ground floor extensions that nestle in our gardens need natural light to help homeowners get the most out of this new space. And here you find options such as roof lanterns, skylights and flat roof windows.
Keen attention to detail is something that we pride ourselves on here at Skylight Blinds Direct – especially with our roof lantern blind range. We want every single customer to have the best blind for their home – one that helps them to manage light, privacy and enjoy the space around them. To help alleviate costs for you, we supply our blinds with full instructions so you can fit them yourselves online too. Alongside this, you’ll find visual tips on our Youtube page too. In a bid to bring this information together into an easily digestible form, this blog post will include a number of troubleshooting tips and advice for our Roof Lantern Blind. And, always remember, if you have any difficulty with your blinds, get in contact with the Skylight Blinds Direct team here today.
An increasing number of homeowners in the UK are investing in ground-floor extensions for their homes. Instead of moving, we’re choosing to create the spaces we’ve always dreamt of with more control over the chosen style too. Along with this, we’re seeing more households choosing to have roof lantern’s fitted too, along with requests for roof lantern blinds on the rise. One of the key questions we get here at Skylight Blinds is, what size roof lantern blind should I buy? And, due to the fit-yourself ethos we work to, this is actually a very easy question to answer.
A quick search on Google Trends shows that the term ‘house extension’ has reached an all-time high in 2020. In many ways, this is no surprise. We spent a considerable percentage of this year indoors, trying to make the most of our available spaces. And, from this, our need to extend outwards (or upwards) has increased. When designing extensions, there are a whole host of considerations to make. And, a key one for us here at Skylight Blinds Direct is, what type of window you plan to have fitted.
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?
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.
In this blog, we’ll look at thermal protection in more detail and how the right skylight blind helps to improve this significantly.
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.
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.