Loft conversions are a great way to add value to your home. And many homes throughout West Sussex have done just that.
But how do you make your loft conversion just that little bit more unique, more interesting?
An effective way to improve the aesthetics (and the value) of your loft conversion is roof windows.
Not only is a roof window a great way to let much needed light into a loft conversion, with a bit of thought, they can also become a design feature.
For example, arranging 4 or 6 windows can look quite stunning. See this example.
As you can see, the room is lit and the roof windows add quite a bit of character to the loft conversion.
Cooper Lewis Carpentry Choose Velux
For all loft conversion work, our preferred supplier of roof windows is Velux. We’ve found their products to be built to a high standard, energy efficient and versatile.
As a local carpenter, specialising in loft conversions, the quality of the products and equipment we use is vital.
Because Velux have 60 years experience and an extensive range of roof window products, you can be sure there’ll be a window to suit your loft conversion.
Safety Comes First In Loft Conversion
Above all else, safety comes first. With current fire regulations and emergency escape and access requirements, you may have to install an escape window. Velux have a special escape window for exactly these circumstances.
Roof Windows Can Also Be Used On Flat Roofs
Many people believe that roof windows can only used on pitch roofs. They can also be used on flat roofs to create a stunning atrium effect roof.
If you have a dull and dark flat roof extension or you’re worried that you’re new proposed flat roof extension is not going to let in enough natural light then this is the perfect solution, Velux have developed a window to be used at a shallow pitch. By installing 4, 6 or 8 centre-pivot windows you can create an atrium effect ceiling to give your home extension that real “wow” factor. The results of creating such an atrium are astounding, with the room being flooded with natural daylight.
Velux also make a range of coloured and designer blinds to match any décor. Whether you require venetian, roller, pleated or awning blinds, Velux make them, they also make black out blinds, fly screens and energy blinds which hold in 20% more heat.
Energy Cost Savings Are A Benefit Too
With energy costs soaring it’s good to know that the standard glass panel provided with a Velux window reflects in 60% of the heat in winter and in summer reflects out 60% of the heat to keep your room from over-heating, there are 4 other glass panels you can choose from, which provide better thermal efficiency, noise reduction and obscure glassing for use in bathrooms and en-suites.
Other Applications for Velux Windows
Of course a loft conversion isn’t the only place where Velux windows are used. Home extensions, new builds and also sun rooms are great examples of where Velux windows are commonly utilized to their full potential. It’s not just the windows that are versatile, the various flashing kits made by Velux ensure that no matter what kind of roof tile you have, the windows can be weathered in so no leaks or drafts occur.
So which ever building project you decide to undertake you can rest assured knowing that by using Cooper Lewis Ltd to carry out the works they will be using grade A products for a grade A finish. You can call today for a free quotation or just to run through ideas or questions you may have.