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Our Glass Rooflight Range

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Our professional glass rooflights fulfil a wide array of purposes, from providing ventilation for smoke to providing extra security for your premises. Within our Duraglaze glass rooflight range, we offer the following:

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Our Duraglaze glass rooflights are fixed with a minimalistic framework design whereby maximum daylight exposure can be achieved.

Duraglaze P Glass Rooflight

Offered in a range of high-quality glass options such as self-cleaning and solar controlled, the Duraglaze glass rooflight boasts a superb part ‘L’ compliant roof glazing solution at a very competitive cost.

Duraglaze T Glass Rooflight

Designed to be installed into flat roof applications. The glazing is secured by way of bonding the glass to the framework and finishes with a perimeter silicone seal to the external glass and frame edges.

Duraglaze Plus Glass Rooflight

Our Duraglaze Plus Glass Rooflight is available as fixed, vented or hinged units. You can choose between manually or electrically operated openings. The Duraglaze Plus range comes with a kerb.

If you’re looking for a glass rooflight, then look no further. To find out more, call us today on 01670 821166 or e-mail us at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Benefits of Rooflights in Winter

Not only does having a Rooflight make your room appear bigger and boost your mood, they also help with making the winter months seem a lot shorter with the following benefits.

  • Our bodies crave natural light to make us feel better, happier and healthier and rooflights are the most effective way to maximise this
  • All our bespoke rooflights allow as much light to fill your home as possible
  • Maximising natural light means reducing your reliance on artificial lighting. Fortunately, this dramatically reduces your energy costs without comprising any light
  • Our rooflights allow the natural warmth of the sun to penetrate throughout your home during the colder months
  • At this time of year, people rarely open the windows and rooflights because of the temperature but it actually traps pollutants and cuts fresh air. The simple act of opening a rooflight can drastically reduce this pollution.

To find out more about our extensive product range click here. Alternatively, to speak to one of our specialist team members, please call 01670821166.

How to Order Rooflights with Direct Rooflights

At Direct Rooflights, we pride ourselves on our ability to dispatch and deliver the highest quality rooflights within an impressive 48 hours. We have also made the process of ordering your rooflights easier with our short 3-step guide:

Step 1

Place your order online directly from our website. Simply select your preferred rooflight from our bespoke range of products and add to your basket. Once you’ve finished browsing our website and are satisfied with your product choice, click to review and place your order.

Step 2

Once we have received your order, we will dispatch your rooflight from our Northumberland warehouse within 48 hours – Monday to Friday.

Step 3

We provide free delivery throughout Britain. We offer our rooflights nationwide and due to being a local business we have built up a strong reputation and trust with our customers throughout the North East and further afield.

We work with the best couriers meaning your delivery gets to you as soon as possible and in excellent condition.

Order rooflights today with Direct Rooflights – where all of our products are manufactured in-house – and you can be assured your rooflight will meet and in many cases, exceed industry standards.

What are the Benefits of Duraglaze Rooflights?

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We will demonstrate some of the benefits of purchasing from our Duraglaze range:

  • Maximum light exposure

The minimalistic frame and high quality glass allow as much light to come through the rooflight as possible

  • Sleek look

The frame of a Duraglaze rooflight is barely visible from the interior providing a clean and sleek look

  • Easy to maintain

No indoor frame means that you will only have to clean the glass, which just requires a periodic cleaning every now and then

  • High quality glass

We use the best quality glass on our rooflights which gives beautiful clear sunlight into your home

  • Air tight

A silicone seal is applied to the external glass and frame edges to ensure good air tightness

  • Easy to fit

Our Duraglaze rooflights come with instructions and are extremely quick and easy to install

  • Double or triple glazed options

Our glass is available as double or triple glazed to control heat loss and noise reduction

  • Different glass options available

Different glass options are available such as clear, solar controlled or self-cleaning

  1. Can be made to custom sizes

We can provide all of our rooflights in bespoke dimensions – enquire now for more.

If you would like to take a look through our Duraglaze collection you can see them here or if you would like to find out more please get in touch with us at info@directrooflights.co.uk or call us on 01670821166.

Custom-made Rooflights

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One of the main benefits of buying your rooflight direct from the manufacturer is the ability to create your own custom-made dimensions.

Duraglaze T Trapezoid technical drawingOur rooflights can be tailor-made to your specifications whilst remaining high quality and at a low cost. We offer our rooflights in an array of the most common sizes, which can be found across our website, however our full range can also be made to individual requirements at our customer’s request.

With our knowledgeable and skilled team, we can guide customers and help them to create the best size required for their roof and design goals. All homes are different and people require different things from their rooflight whether it’s natural light or ventilation, by offering our custom made sizing options we can help you to create a rooflight that best meets your interior needs.

As well as creating your own dimensions for your rooflight, we offer an array of options so that you can design every aspect to create your perfect skylight. We offer both glass and polycarbonate rooflights, each coming with their own set of unique options. For glass roof lights, you can choose between our clear, self-cleaning or solar controlled range. For polycarbonate roof lights, there are options such as clear, diffused, white or bronze. If you would like to discuss more about your options or start creating your perfect roof light, please get in touch with us on 01670 821166 or send us an email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Why Choose Polycarbonate Rooflights?

There’s so much choice when it comes to picking the best rooflight for your property. Different shapes, sizes, materials and colours. Our team are always on hand to help you make the right decision and our helpful blogs are here to give you more information on the things you want to know most.

Polycarbonate is a popular choice of material for rooflights and here’s the top reasons why people choose this option:

 

Clear light transmission

Polycarbonate is naturally transparent, allowing high levels of clarity and the same light transmission as glass

 

Robust

It’s a tough material, very durable with exceptional impact strength

 

Tints available

Polycarbonate can be manufactured with a tint for those who would like less light or require more privacy

 

Clear for longer

Materials like polycarbonate are less likely to become discoloured over time than some other materials meaning the light clarity will last much longer

 

Long life

Polycarbonate rooflights are extremely long lasting when handled and maintained correctly

 

Thermal performance can be enhanced

Whilst not as naturally thermal as glass, polycarbonate can be made to increase thermal performance

 

Fire-resistant

All of our roof lights meet Building Regulations in regards to fire-resistant properties but polycarbonate is a naturally fire-resistant material, accepting a lot of heat exposure.

 

Want to know more about our range of polycarbonate rooflights? Visit here. Alternatively, contact our sales team on 01670 821166 or at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Bespoke Rooflights

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Every building is different and therefore has its own individual requirements. This is why we offer a unique, made to order, bespoke rooflight service so that you can get exactly what you’re looking for.

glass rooflightThe size of a rooflight is an important factor for several reasons. The size can affect the overall look of the room and standard sizes are designed to suit the majority, meaning they can end up being too big or small for your desired room. Roof light size also determines how much of your room will be filled with light and will need to be considered alongside positioning of the rooflight to decide what time of day you would want the most light. Follow rooflights and skylights to view our full trade range, including glass and polycarbonate options, with or without a kerb.

By offering a completely bespoke rooflights service we can tailor make rooflights to specific size requirements – to your exacting needs. We offer rooflights in various shapes and finishes with glass or shatterproof, robust Perspex (polycarbonate) to provide amazing glass like display whilst upholding best safety practices. Our Perspex roof lights are created using a thermoforming process in single or triple skin construction in order to meet architectural requirements. We also offer a range of colour tints including clear, diffused, opal and bronze to suit specifications.

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All of our rooflights can be supplied with a UPVC kerb. You can find more information about our UPVC frames reading our previous article: benefits of UPVC frames. In our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we are well experienced in creating high quality rooflights whilst offering the lowest trade prices – supplying to both trade and individuals throughout the UK.

If you would like to order a unique rooflight from us, why not take a look through our current range and get in touch with our sales team on 01670 821166 or via the contact form to discuss your requirements.

Six Benefits of UPVC Frames You Didn’t Know

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You’ve decided to buy a rooflight – you want clear glass, double glazed, hatch access but what about the frame? There’s many factors to consider when purchasing a rooflight, here we give you six of the best reasons why a UPVC frame will be the perfect fit.

1. Easy to Maintain

A UPVC rooflight frame provides a smooth finish which not only looks good but means it is easy to maintain and wipe clean. The ease of maintenance means that the UPVC rooflight will last longer than other materials.

2. Great Thermal Properties

A UVPC frame is also a good way to save money on your heating bills. While you may have double glazed glass in your rooflights, insulation qualities of the frame can be equally important. UPVC material is renowned for its thermal properties – saving you money and it is better for the environment.

3. It Looks Nice

As well as matching windows and French doors in your house, a UPVC frame is aesthetically pleasing. With a smooth finish the material won’t rust, rot, flake or fade meaning it will stay looking good for longer.

4. Durable Material

UPVC is a very durable material, withstanding more than metal or wood – which can be essential in the unpredictable UK weather.

5. Almost Soundproof

As well as not letting cold air in, the UPVC frame is also efficient at keeping outside noise out. Though rooflights are not completely soundproof, a UPVC frame does help to stop you hearing too much outside noise in your home.

6. It’s High Quality and Cost Effective

They are a cost effective frame. Possibly the most important reason for some is that a UPVC frame is less costly than other materials whilst still being of the highest quality.

Still not convinced or want to know more? Get in touch with your knowledgeable sales team on 01670 821166 or info@directrooflights.co.uk.

FAQs

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In this post we will feature some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from our customers. We want our blog to be informative and helpful for our customers so this will be the first of many FAQs – read on to see if your questions are answered.

 

What should I do if my rooflight is leaking?

Skylights can leak for a variety of reasons such as damage, corrosion, installation errors or even condensation for skylights that have not been correctly insulated. Condensation is more common in skylights that are used in bathrooms and kitchens and that are only single glazed. Other reasons a leak may occur is if the surround seal is damaged or corroded. We suggest that if you are unsure on how to install your rooflight you hire a contractor to fit it for you.

Our roof lights are delivered ready to install for easy installation and with a 12 month warranty – providing our customers with full peace of mind – which is why we’re one of the UK’s most trusted rooflight supplier.

 

Do modern skylights leak?

Rooflights or Skylights should never leak, most causes of water coming from the skylight are from other factors (please see answer above). If there is water coming from your skylight and you’re not sure why, please get in touch and our experts will be more than happy to help.

 

How has energy conservation changed the design of rooflights?

Rooflights are known for their eco-friendly design to help you save money on your energy bills, lower your carbon footprint as well as the aesthetically pleasing features they bring to your home. Some people are concerned that a room with a featured skylight will be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, however recent changes in the design of skylights have combated these effects.

We offer skylights with optional vents in order to let any warm air escape, keeping the room cool during summer. Glass and positioning play a role in temperature as well. Most skylights are double glazed ensuring warmth remains indoors during the colder months and we also offer different light transmission options for the glass so you are in control of how much light you want to let in. The size and position of the roof window determines what time of the day your room will fill with light and heat.

If you are looking for shade, blinds can help to provide this, making the room cooler when too much heat is coming from the window.

 

Does a roof lantern apply to any home design?

Every home is different which is why we offer bespoke rooflight designs with different sizes, light transmissions, ventilation options and shapes. If you need a rooflight made to your specific requirements, get in touch to see what we can offer you.

 

Will my rooflight lose heat during the winter months?

This is a regular concern held by anyone who owns a rooflight. For thermal properties it’s best to purchase a double glazed glass or polycarbonate rooflight. However, a lot of people focus on the centre material of the rooflight, when in fact the insulation qualities of the frame are equally as important and must not be overlooked. We provide UPVC frames which are known for their thermal insulation qualities. When fitted correctly, roof lights can provide great insulation properties to your home and a clear material will allow the most sunlight to enter your home which helps to keep the room warm.

 

How do I stop condensation on my roof lights?

A lot of people notice more condensation on their rooflights in the winter due to hot air rising and becoming moisture on the cooler surface of the rooflight. Ways to prevent this include using kitchen and bathroom fans to reduce the amount of steam rising from hot showers or boiling pans. If your home is especially moisture prone, you could benefit from purchasing a dehumidifier.

The best rooflights to purchase to reduce condensation risks are double glazed or polycarbonate based with a UPVC frame. These ensure that the roof light is properly insulated helping to reduce the build-up of moisture on the inside of your skylight. You could also purchase a ventilated rooflight which will allow warm, moist air to rise through and escape from the room.

 

How much do skylights or rooflights cost?

This depends on which skylight you require. We offer a range of bespoke options in terms of material, size, frames, style and features such as manual or electronic opening ventilation and self-cleaning. As we manufacture rooflights and offer free delivery services in the UK we are confident that our rooflights are the cheapest on the market, without compromise on the quality. Our team of experts can assist you with any pricing enquiries or you can see our full list of standard rooflights throughout our website.

If you feel your question wasn’t answered here or you have a suggested question for us to include please feel free to contact us at info@directrooflights.co.uk or give us a call on 01670821166.

The Difference Between Skylights, Rooflights and Roof Windows

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If you’ve ever wondered what exactly is the difference between a rooflight, skylight and a roof window – Direct Rooflights has got the answer here for you! In our latest blog we’ve described each product in an easy to understand format so that the terminology confusion can be put to rest.

Rooflight

A rooflight is the term preferred in the UK to describe a glazed unit featured on the roof of a room. Our rooflights use a kerb system to support the glass and remain watertight/weatherproof. Different requirements are needed for different roof styles which is why all of our rooflights are made specific to customer requirements. We have a vast range of options available for size, ventilation, fixed, hinged, self-cleaning, glass styles, colour shapes and more.

Skylight

A skylight is the term most preferred by Americans to describe glazed units designed to be installed in the roof. Essentially, they are used interchangeably as they describe the same thing which is where the confusion has come from. The name comes down to preference and we will mostly use rooflight across our website but may occasionally use skylight to appeal to both terminology uses.

Roof Window

A roof window is a completely separate unit that is often confused with rooflights. Roof windows are required to be CE marked in order to prove that they can withstand constant and heavy rainfall so that damp cannot get through. Roof windows are usually only available in standard sizes and shapes and are often much smaller than rooflights. Certain roof window manufacturers have begun developing options to use improved glass specifications to allow larger products to be produced.

If you’re still confused about any of the terminology above, our team of experts are always on hand to help. Just send us an email at info@directrooflights.co.uk or call us on 01670821166.

Your Trusted Local Rooflight Supplier

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Manufactured from our 85,000 sq ft site in Northumberland, our locally made rooflights are available throughout the whole of the UK.  Based in the North East of England we are in a prime location for easy delivery throughout the Northern region as well as the rest of the UK.

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As we design and manufacture the rooflights this means that we can create bespoke rooflights. Our team can discuss with customers any specifications they may require such as a different size to that stated on the website. All of our products are manufactured and assembled, ready for the delivery from our Bedlington base.

Once we have received your order we can dispatch your rooflight from our Northumberland warehouse within 48 hours – Monday to Friday – and we provide free delivery throughout Britain.

We offer our products nationwide and due to being a local business have built up a strong reputation and trust with our customers based in Northumberland, Sunderland, Gateshead, Durham, Newcastle and further afield.

Since all of our products are developed directly from us in Northumberland, you can be assured that your rooflight will meet and often exceed British industry standards. This is why we are recognised as being one of the most reliable and largest distributors of rooflights in the UK.

If you would like find out more, visit our contact page or call us on: 01670 821166

Let Some Natural Light Into Your Home With Duraglaze

Duraglaze Plus Glass Rooflight

 

Duraglaze glass rooflights are an easy way to brighten a room and make it look more spacious in a way artificial light can’t achieve. There are several things to consider when choosing a rooflight for your home, such as:

 

Which rooms will Duraglaze work best in?

Glass rooflights can be used in any room that isn’t built on top of. They’re great for sky rooms, lofts and dining rooms.

 

Are they easy to maintain?

Once installed the windows are very easy to maintain with nothing needed other than occasional cleaning. We offer rooflights with features such as self-cleaning and solar control. The external part of the rooflight offers an integrated water management system that sheds water.

 

Should I choose fixed or opening?

Most of our Duraglaze rooflights are available as fixed with no ventilation or we can offer hinged products that can be opened to provide ventilation to the room.

 

For opening rooflights, should I choose manual or electric?

Manually operated units are supplied with a brass telescopic mechanism and are operated by a winding rod to add as much or as little ventilation as you would like. Electric hinged rooflights are easier to open with a wall mounted button but can be harder to control how much ventilation you require.

 

Will they fit in my roof?

All our rooflights come in a range of different dimensions and we can even create bespoke sizes to suit your individual needs. Click here to see our full range of sizes.

If you’re still unsure which glass rooflight will work best for you, call us directly on 01670821166 or email us at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

 

 

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