Let the light in with roof windows

Roof windows will not only add space and light to your loft conversion but could also be part of a design feature. Up in the roof, privacy isn’t really an issue with only the birds and clouds peeking in. So why not bring the outside in and add roof window feature, which will bring more light and fresh air into your home and give your room a gorgeous, contemporary feel.

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A room with a view - let natural light flood in

 A room with a view - let natural light flood in

Adding a roof window instantly transforms a dark space into a bright, usable room. Whilst they’re perfect for loft conversions and extensions, they can also be used to bring illumination to darker rooms and corridors in your home.

Planning

First things first, understand what your space is currently being used for and then decide exactly what it is you're planning on using the space for. What kind of room is it? Loft or extension? Dark corridor or bathroom?

At this stage you can consider increasing the size of the roof windows or even combine them - the more daylight you can add to your room, the bigger it will feel.

Buyers Guide

Buyer's guide to roof windows

 Buyer's guide to roof windows

Adding roof windows can instantly transform spaces into bright, usable rooms which are less reliant on artificial lighting. Whilst they’re perfect for loft conversions, they can also be used to bring illumination to darker rooms and corridors in your home. Choosing the right window will help to create the most of natural light sources and the most of space in smaller rooms.

The aspect or direction a room or window faces will determine the sort of light it receives. You may prefer a brighter room if you plan to use it as a work or living space, or choose to avoid direct sunlight to keep a room cooler. To make the most of sunlight throughout the day, south facing windows are ideal. North facing windows won’t capture this light, but will still receive a muted, reflected light. If you intend to use your room at a particular time of a day, take into account that east facing windows will capture more light during the morning and west facing windows more light during the evening. Once you’ve worked out which of these factors are most important for the way you plan to use your room, you can work out the ideal location for your windows.

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