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Why Polycarbonate is Right for You

For energy efficient buildings it is required to use rooflights with high U-value. In this case our Polycarbonate products are the superior choice for your skylight material, here’s why:

Durability

Our polycarbonate roof lights are robust yet minimalistic, offering a smart solution that allows natural light to fill a room. This product is extremely resilient – being one of its main selling points – it is able to withstand impact and is virtually shatter-proof. Polycarbonate rooflights are also extremely long lasting when handled and maintained correctly. Despite this longevity, polycarbonate is also unique because, as long as it has a tint or filter applied, it does not discolour over time meaning the light clarity will last much longer.

Environment-friendly

Polycarbonate has the edge when it comes to other green issues: it takes less energy to produce than competing products and, unlike fibreglass/other glass alternatives, it is easily recyclable.

Insulation

Polycarbonate has very low thermal conductivity which makes it a good insulator. Whilst not as naturally thermal as glass, polycarbonate can be made to increase thermal performance. Plus, all of our roof lights meet Building Regulations in regard to fire-resistant properties, but polycarbonate is a naturally fire-resistant material, accepting a lot of heat exposure.

Our rooflights are extremely eco-friendly and will continue to support sustainable housing. So, when you’re next working on a renovation project consider how you can recycle your old windows and replace them with new modern eco-friendly ones here at Direct Rooflights.

Benefits of Purchasing Direct from the Manufacturer

In general, it’s a good choice to buy directly from a manufacturer. An important point to start with is that here at Direct Rooflights we are experts in our own products. We know and understand every detail and feature because our team see them through every stage of design and production, so we are in a prime position to provide the best advice to our customer’s wanting to make a purchase.

Here are a few other benefits one can enjoy when ordering products direct from our warehouse.

Lower Costs

Simply put, costs are inflated when distributors are part of the supply chain. These costs are associated with personnel, storage and transportation. Buying direct from us means the intermediary is not involved, completely eliminating the costs within this middle step.

Custom Design

One of the main benefits of buying your rooflight direct from the manufacturer is the ability to create your own custom-made dimensions. With our knowledgeable and skilled team, we are able to 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 is natural light or ventilation.  By offering our custom-made sizing options we can help you create a rooflight that best meets your interior needs.

Direct line of Communication

When you buy direct you have a specific point of contact that is accountable to you. This direct line of communication provides many advantages. First, with fewer individuals involved, it is safe to say there will be fewer miscommunications and confusion – additionally, there will be no other party to potentially misinterpret the information being relayed. Last, but not least, buying direct allows the manufacturer and customer to build a long-term relationship.

Reliable Lead Times

Once we have received your order, we can dispatch your rooflight from our warehouse within 48 hours – Monday to Friday – and we provide free delivery throughout Britain. Since all our products are developed directly from us in Northumberland, you can be assured that your rooflight will meet and often exceed British industry standards.

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.

CHOOSING THE ROOFLIGHT THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

Hinged kerb rooflight

Installing a roof light in your home or workplace is a big decision and there are a range of things we suggest you consider before choosing.

Our blog this month focuses on everything you should think about to purchase the rooflight that’s right for you. 

Location
Where will your rooflight be installed?  Most of us choose to install rooflights to maximise natural light into our home. Make sure when you do this you think about choosing the right type of glass, you want your room to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Style
We offer several different styles and features to guarantee you pick the rooflight that’s best for you:

  • Flat Glass
    Our specialist, duraglaze flat glass roof lights create maximum daylight exposure thanks to their minimalistic framework design. Available in clear double-glazed units, solar controlled, self-cleaning glass, or bespoke configurations these provide an ideal solution for maximum sunlight.
  • Pyramids
    These attract sunlight from all angles throughout the day, so your home or workplace will always be flooded with natural light. Our duraglaze pyramid rooflight is fixed and comes – if needed – with a uPVC kerb, in a range of dimensions and with a range of custom colour choice.
  • Trapeziums
    Are a classic rooflight style and – like our pyramid range – come in a selection of dimensions and colour choices with a uPVC kerb should it be needed,  

With prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be sure that at Direct Rooflights we have every option to make sure you choose the rooflight that best suits your style, budget and design requirements.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

As We Head Back to A New Work Normal, Making the Workplace Brighter Saves Money on Energy Costs and Boosts Staff Morale

After months of working from home, the easing of lockdown means many of us will be returning to the workplace.

For employers this is a strange time. How to keep your staff safe, how to incorporate the new normal into the working environment, not to mention how you can save costs whilst still boosting staff morale.

Consider a rooflight.

As one of the UK’s largest distributors of rooflights in the UK, Direct Rooflights can reduce your energy costs – through the introduction of more natural light –whilst also boosting the mental wellbeing of your team through the feeling of more daylight and space in the workplace.

And by ordering from us you’re guaranteed:

  • A supply direct from the manufacturer at trade prices
  • All rooflights made in the UK and to exacting standards
  • Delivery direct to your door
  • The availability of bespoke sizes and dimensions
  •  Ready assembly and easy fitting
  •  A 12-month warranty.

Our online services have operated as normal throughout Covid – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – so, as you prepare to bring your staff back to work safely and reassured, talk to our experienced team on how the installation of a rooflight will reduce your energy costs and support your staff’s wellbeing.

Stay safe, reduce costs and boost staff morale in the workplace with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your premises, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

What’s Hot and What’s Not in Interior Design This Summer

Never have we been more interested in interior design than this year. And, as we all pay more attention to and invest more money in our homes, having styles that are ‘on trend’ has never been more important.
All around us we’re seeing guides on what paint colours are trending, what fabrics to combine them with and what furniture is a must have (who’d have predicted the return of the drinks trolley!).

And as part of these ‘trending’ interior design looks we’re seeing more and more focus on incorporating glass as a style feature in the home. From pyramid rooflights that add height and volume to walk over trapeziums, we have probably never seen the incorporation of glass into our homes as much as we’re seeing now.

As trending interior design styles take on the look of the Victorian, with the resurgence of stair paneling and stair runners, the introduction of a pyramid rooflight adds the perfect complimentary glass style, creating space, height and volume in hallways and on staircases.

And, with colours available that are very much on trend – including anthracite grey – with prices starting from as little as £634, this addition to your home will make a design statement that is certainly hot on trend this summer.

Our online services are operating as normal – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – so there’s never been a better time to browse, buy and consult with our experienced team on the statement pyramid rooflight that will transform your home.

Enjoy time in your home with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Roof Lights – The New Design Statement in Your Home

Polycarbonate Pyramid Rooflight

As more of us find ourselves glued to home improvement, design and build and interior design shows – now more than ever – many of us are prepared to be more adventurous and really make a statement in the features we choose for our homes.

None more so than in the choice of features that bring light into our homes and create environments that energise, invigorate and stimulate our environments.

As we watch TV shows that utilize virtual reality to show homeowners just what can be achieved in their living space, many of us are becoming more confident in choosing styles and features that we might previously have never considered.

Whether this is a sophisticated shed construction that acts as an extension to your home and takes on the appearance of a garden room or whether this is a space dedicated to hobbies where crafting, creating and building are the focus, roof lights can truly bring these spaces to life; adding tranquility, enhancing light and productivity and giving you a space to feel relaxed and re-energised.

And with a range of rooflights to suit all budgets, design needs and even the most adventurous of interior design schemes, at Direct Rooflights we know we can help you chose the very best roof light to make that all important statement in your home.

And with our online services operating as normal – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – there’s never been a better time to browse, buy and consult with our experienced team on the statement rooflight piece that could dramatically change your home.

With prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be assured we have every option to suit whatever your style, budget and design statement requirements.

Enjoy this time in your home even more with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Reinvest Your Holiday Budget and Bring Light into Your Home All Year Round

UPVC Frame Rooflight

As many of us come to terms with the fact that we’ll have to give our overseas summer holiday a miss this year, hundreds of homeowners are reinvesting their ‘sun’ money into home improvements that will last a lifetime.

Here at Direct Rooflights we’re seeing a number of homeowners taking bolder decisions on the type of home improvements that will make a significant and dramatic difference to their homes.

And with more and more of us choosing to use roof lights as a way of expressing our personalities in our home – be it a rooflight installed in the orangery or a feature roof light integrated into the heart of our home – now is the perfect time to reinvest that summer holiday budget into a permanent home improvement that will bring the light into your home all year round.

And with a range of prices and styles available to suit all budgets and design styles, our dedicated team is on hand to make sure your choice isn’t just for the summer, it’s for a lifetime.

And with our online services operating as normal – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – there’s never been a better time to browse, buy and consult with our experienced team on the statement rooflight piece that could dramatically change your home.

With prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be assured we have every option to suit whatever your style, budget and design statement requirements.

Enjoy this time in your home even more with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Rooflights To Transform Your Home

As working from home becomes the new normal, most of us are taking the time to really look at our property, think about improvements and in many cases fall back in love with our home.

And as we experience some of the best weather for many months, how we bring this light into our homes is something manner home improvers will be thinking about.

So, whether it’s about adding to the space you’ve already got, or creating more, overhead glazing has become a key design feature across many home renovation projects. Whether it’s about quality or quantity of space, there are few design features you’ll value more than a well thought out and well positioned rooflight.

Think of a rooflight as much more than a problem solver for making spaces brighter and even habitable, think of them as creating that wow factor, bringing a certain something to your home: incorporating overhead daylight into your living space can be hugely dramatic and upward views of the sky can be very peaceful.

Today rooflights are available in more styles and arrangements than ever before and have become a fundamental part to thousands of stunning renovation and self-build schemes.

How rooflights complement your existing home or how they stand out as statement features is entirely down to choice. What we do know is that rooflights are no longer simply about making that unused space workable, it’s about making a real impact to your space, capturing the magic of bringing the outside in and creating a design feature you’ll be proud of.

And with our online services operating as normal – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – there’s never been a better time to browse and buy from our extensive range of products.  With features including trapezium, pyramid, hinged, ventilated or fixed rooflights, and prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be assured we have every option to suit whatever your style or budget.

Enjoy this time in your home even more with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Making A Design Statement with Rooflights

Gone are the days where rooflights were simply a way of making a pokey room or loft useable.  Now rooflights are an integral statement piece in many home design features.  No longer are they simply installed as a structure to add light and ventilation – and which is still a very good reason for introducing them – but they’re being increasingly used as spectacular statement pieces that bring a remarkable individuality to homes and living spaces.

Increasingly we’re seeing rooflights used as skyroom extensions where solid walls and overhead glazing create that modern and stylish take on the traditional conservatory.  For the very brave home stylists – and those with the space to do it – we’re seeing rooflights installed in roof spaces sitting directly above stairs.  Installing a rooflight in this way can make a dramatic and statement feature to an entire staircase void.

Combine your rooflight feature with open treads, glass balustrades, even walk-over glass creating upright glazing – as we’re seeing many people do – and suddenly you’re flooding daylight through multiple parts and storeys of your home.

And with our online services operating as normal – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – there’s never been a better time to browse, buy and consult with our experienced team on the statement rooflight piece that could dramatically change your home.

With prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be assured we have every option to suit whatever your style, budget and design statement requirements.

Enjoy this time in your home even more with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

 

 

How To Choose the Right Rooflight for Your Home

Skylights

Choosing the right rooflight will bring natural light flooding into your home but it’s important you chose the perfect solution to bring more light into your space.

A rooflight can bring 40% more light into your home than a natural window and to make sure you get it right first time, here’s some of the things we help you to consider.

The most important thing to consider is the amount of daylight you want to let into your home.  This will shape where you locate your rooflight.

Maybe you want to install a roof light in your kitchen, and you want plenty of light flooding through in the mornings. In which case you would be best installing east-facing rooflights where possible. Or maybe you want to improve the light in your living room later in the day, where a more west-facing installation might work better.

Wherever you want to improve natural light, the style of your property and interiors should always reflect the type of rooflight you choose.  If you want a more contemporary look, choosing larger rooflights might be best. If you live in a period property, then smaller sizes tend to be more in keeping with the building.

With the decision made on the location and style of your rooflight, next consider the best style for your property.

  • Fixed flat rooflights are a none opening, low maintenance option and are usually the most cost effective
  • Electronically controlled, rooflights are ideal when you can’t reach a rooflight and where you need to control it automatically.

Once you know you’ve chosen the perfect rooflight for your home, make sure it’s left to the professionals to install.  With a range of options available at Direct Rooflights and prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can rest assured that, we not only help you choose the model that best suits your property and requirements, most importantly that it’s fitted by expertly trained and highly qualified tradesmen.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Our Homes are Now Our New Normal – There’s Never Been a Better Time to Install A Rooflight

We’re spending more time in our homes now than ever and with an upsurge in home improvements taking place across the country, there has never been a better time to install a rooflight.

As we work from home, learn from home and work out at home, the look, feel and quality of our living space has probably never been more important to us.  And what better way to enhance your work or office space than to add a rooflight.  Think about how much light could flood into that bedroom or playroom where you’re home schooling and what about the home gym you’ve created.  Think about how the introduction of a rooflight could make work outs even more invigorating, even encouraging you to step on that treadmill when you really can’t be bothered.

The introduction of light into our home, work and recreational spaces adds more than simply just that, it can uplift mood, create a more aesthetically appealing space – somewhere you want to spend time  – and most importantly, in this new normal, can create spaces within the home specifically designed to meet out need.

And what better time to do it than now, when spending more time in your home really does spotlight where improvements could be made.  And with our online services operating as normal – whilst making sure we keep everyone safe – there’s never been a better time to browse and buy from our extensive range of products.  With features including trapezium, pyramid, hinged, ventilated or fixed rooflights, and prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be assured we have every option to suit whatever your budget.

Enjoy this time in your home even more with Direct Rooflights.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Thinking about a Conservatory? Add a Rooflight Instead!

 

As the renovation season is fast approaching and dreams of adding to your property are not in the too-distant future, are you currently wavering the idea of adding a conservatory to your home? Before you make such a costly decision, and as previously mentioned in our blog, a rooflight can bring multiple benefits and might in fact be the right option for you and your home.

One of the main attractions for our customers – other than additional natural light – has been that rarely with rooflights do homeowners need to acquire planning permission. It’s always advisable to check with your local planning council, but as it is usually an addition to an existing roof, and with the amount of options in our product ranges, providing features such as: trapezium, pyramid, hinged, ventilated or fixed rooflights and those that open to provide roof access, it is unlikely to be an issue as you are able to choose which is the best for your property.

A conservatory build must be planning approved, can be time consuming, problematic, expensive, and although adding space to your home, as standard they are not energy efficient and are hard in regulating temperature.

There are various options of rooflights for flat and pitched roofs, and with more people living sustainably – making better use and wanting to renovate what they already have – rooflights are an extremely low cost, more efficient alternative in comparison to building a conservatory.

 

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.