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.
Before ordering a skylight blind, it is essential that you know three things: the brand of your skylight window (eg VELUX) , the window code and the size of your skylight window. VELUX window sizes needn’t be such a mystery with our easy to use guide.
To ensure you get the right specs the first time around, we’ve put together a short guide to help you identify your skylight window:
Skylight windows and roof lanterns are both popular choices when it comes to choosing roof windows. Both enable lashings of light to stream into the home. However, with such similar features, it can often be difficult for homeowners to differentiate between the two. Consequently, to help ensure you can identify these two types of roof windows, we’ve outlined some of the main differences between skylight windows and roof lanterns:
A skylight window is a great addition to any home; not only can it brighten up a dreary looking room but it can also make the room feel bigger, airier and often, more stylish. Additionally, homeowners with a skylight window directly above their bed can enjoy the novel activity of stargazing on clear evenings, while waking up to glorious sun rises in the morning (if they so wish). However, if you’re looking to install a skylight window in your home, there are several considerations you should make before purchasing one of these popular roof windows:Continue reading →
Skylight windows, roof lanterns and orangeries are a common feature in many modern-day homes; however, while motorised skylight blinds for smaller skylight windows are readily accessible, finding the right blind for these larger windows can be tricky, especially if they are positioned above a large area such as a dining room or conservatory. Each of these windows requires a blind that is strong, durable and will remain taut throughout its usage to avoid unsightly sagging or bowing. Consequently, if you’re after a sturdy blind for your rooftop window, Eliminate® Roof lantern blinds could be just what you’re looking for…