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Which Rooflight Material is Best for My Requirements?

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Choosing the right rooflight to suit your needs can be complex – and this is where we can help.

In order to aid the decision-making process, we have put together a brief guide outlining the range of polycarbonate and glass rooflights that are available:

Glass Rooflights

Generally, a glass rooflight is only suitable when used in conjunction with flat panes, insulated units or if attached to a glazing bar system. If choosing a glass rooflight, considerations should be taken in regards to the weight of the rooflight itself which can often be in excess of 40kg/sq.m. Therefore, it is important to check that the structure will support the glass rooflight, particularly if it is a large rooflight.

Resistant to UV degradation, glass offers an ideal futureproof solution as aesthetically it will not suffer from weather exposure.

Direct Rooflight offers a range of high quality double and triple glazing compliant solutions that are very competitive in price. Within our glass rooflight range we offer the following:

Polycarbonate Rooflights

As a thermoplastic material, polycarbonate can be reformed, for example into a dome shape. Polycarbonate rooflights can be extruded into flat sheets for use in a single bar system as well as into a multiwall-structured sheet.

Polycarbonate rooflights offer excellent performance and boast greater rigidity. With exceptional strength polycarbonate rooflights also offer outstanding resistance when it comes to distributing loads evenly in roofing applications.

Direct Rooflights offer a range of high quality polycarbonate rooflights available in both dome and pyramid shape with a range of ventilation options. Within our polycarbonate rooflight range we offer the following:

Want to know more?

If you need help choosing the right rooflight for you, get in touch with Direct Rooflights. As we manufacture the rooflights directly, we are experts and will advise you accordingly.

Feel free to call us on 01670 821166 or email info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Our High Quality Rooflights Are Available at Unbeatable Prices, Why Go Anywhere Else?

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Whether you’re looking to invest into a standard polycarbonate rooflight to allow natural light to flood a room or a Duraglaze plus glass rooflight to add impressive architectural style, we manufacture and distribute an extensive range of the highest quality products at the lowest price possible.

With our rooflight prices ranging from as little as £63.25 to £2,744.79, we assist our customers every step of the way in choosing the right product to suit their individual needs, whether it be for a home or large scale commercial property. Below, we will walk you through the range of products we offer so you can be sure that you get the right rooflight for you, and at the right cost.

Our extremely robust polycarbonate rooflight ranges offer a smart, robust and reliable roofing solution, allowing natural light to flow through a room. Available in a range of colours including bronze, clear, diffused and opal in both dome and pyramid shape, they can be made to suit customer specifications.

Choose from:

polycarbonate dome rooflight with kerbPolycarbonate Rooflight
Available in sizes 460 x 460mm – 1520 x 2150mm pricing from £63.25 – £700 Ex. VAT

Polycarbonate Roolfight with uPVC Kerb
Available in sizes 600 x 600mm – 2000 x 2000mm pricing from £91.15 – £778.78 Ex. VAT

Polycarbonate Rooflight with Hinged uPVC Kerb
Available in sizes 600 x 600mm – 2000 x 2000mm pricing from £117.24 – £1,459.62 Ex. VAT

As for our Duraglaze range, the competitively priced glass rooflight achieves maximum daylight due to its minimalistic framework finish. Available in a range of glass options including clear, self-cleaning and solar controlled with different frame colour options, the units are not only extremely easy to install, they also require very little maintenance.

Choose from:

Duraglaze Glass Rooflight
Available in sizes 600 x 600mm – 1200 x 1200mm pricing from £132.25 – £417.45 Ex. VAT

Duraglaze P Glass Rooflight
Available in sizes 1250 x 1250mm – 2000 x 2000mm pricing from £634.14 – £2,744.79 Ex. VAT

Duraglaze T Glass Rooflight
Available in sizes 1000 x 2000mm – 1500 x 3000mm pricing from £995.19 – £2,726.78 Ex. VAT

Duraglaze Plus Glass Rooflight
Available in sizes 600 x 600mm – 1200 x 1200mm pricing from £107.53 – £1233,01 Ex. VAT

Rooflight prices vary immensely but at Direct Rooflights – with over 60 years’ experience in the trade and manufacturing all of our products inhouse – you can be rest assured that we provide rooflights at the lowest trade price possible without compromising on quality and standards.

Quality Skylights Manufactured with You in Mind

Duraglaze Trapezoid glass rooflight

It comes as no surprise that skylights are becoming increasingly popular, available in many different shapes and sizes with an array of features and benefits. Not only does a skylight provide a natural lighting solution, it can also help to reduce the demand for unsustainable energy and contribute to saving money on your energy bills by reducing the need to use at artificial light.


According to Ribbles Cycles, on average, individuals in the UK spend 92% of their time indoors on a weekly basis, therefore it’s important to make sure that the space is filled with natural light to increase satisfaction, mood and productivity, and what better way to do that than with skylights. Emitting up to 40% more light into a space than a standard window – whilst only creating minimal impact from outside – a skylight can provide natural lighting, ventilation, views and even emergency egress.

At Direct Rooflights we have over 60 years’ experience in manufacturing superb quality skylights that offer a smart and fit for purpose solution. Our extensive range of robust skylights are all made using only the best UV protected polycarbonate that offers high impact resistance, available as double or triple skin domes or pyramids, with various glazing tint options available. We ensure that we supply skylights that are manufactured to the highest standard, ready to fit in as little as 48 hours, and being supplied directly from the manufacturer, we can guarantee the lowest possible prices.

Our full range of skylights, access hatches rooflights and kerb combinations is available to buy online here. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about our superb quality skylights, or for further advice and information about our services please call us today on 01670 821166 or e-mail us at info@directrooflights.co.uk.








We Only Deliver The Best Rooflights & Skylights


Direct Rooflights supply and manufacture rooflights and skylights, we ensure that each and every one of our products are extremely good quality as well as being at a reasonable price. With the 60 years’ experience we have in manufacturing, we make sure that we train all of our employees to a high standard as producing good quality products is one of the many reasons why we are the go to company for a growing number of customers. We take pride in the fact that Direct Rooflights are considered to be a very trustworthy and reliable company that is dedicated to being as efficient and economical as we possibly can. We do our best to make sure that you, the client, are completely satisfied with our services and we encourage all clients to send us any feedback on their experiences with us.

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Alongside the manufacturing of the sky lights, roof lights and everything in between, we use a material called polycarbonate which belongs to a particular group of thermoplastic polymers. The reason for this is because polycarbonate is an excellent heat insulator as well as being a durable material. When combined with any one of our extremely efficient, high quality UPVC kerbs you will be receiving some amazing U’ Values

For more information on what we do or who we are, please don’t hesitate to contact us in any of the following ways. By telephone on 01670 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk. The website is always a good place to find answers to questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

We manufacture and sell only the highest quality rooflights

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If you’re looking for roof lights, you need look no further than Direct Rooflights. Our professional rooflights fulfil a wide array of purposes, from providing ventilation for smoke to providing extra security for your premises. All of our rooflights are made to the highest quality using only the best materials available to us, ensuring that we supply only the best and highest quality rooflights available for money.

We have two ranges available: Our Premier range and the Trade range. Our Premier range guarantees complete protection against the weather and light transmission, guarding effectively against UV rays thanks to the UV protected polycarbonate. It also offers great insulation for heat and against noise as well. Available as double or triple skin domes or pyramids, with glazing tint options available, you can be assured that we can offer you the best rooflights. We have a smoke vented unit available that is fitted with 24v electro-magnets for manual opening and closing or even electric opening and closing, or can be fitted to a smoke ventilation system for further protection when working with smoke and fumes. Our Premier glass unit offers a sleek look, with double glazed low-e safety glass and internal water management systems. They come ready assembled in various sizes for an easy installation. Our trade range offers similar rooflights, crafted from top quality PVC to ensure that they last longer and even withstand inclement weather. They are extremely cost-effective and particularly suitable for businesses looking to add extra natural lighting and protection to their premises for a low cost.

We manufacture and provide DuraGlaze glass rooflights. The flush glazing system offers a great degree of security and insulation and they are custom-made for our customers, ensuring that they match your requirements perfectly. The aluminium frame can be painted in any RAL colour of your choice so that they do not affect the aesthetic of your property.

Our range of roof lights is available in standard sizes from 600 x 600mm to 1800 x 1800mm. With double skin, triple skin and quadruple skin options, at low prices they provide great value for money. We also manufacture polycarbonate dome and pyramid rooflights. We offer 48 hour delivery, ensuring a quick turnaround and delivery straight to your premises in a matter of days. We can craft custom rooflights exactly for your premises too, ensuring that you get a high quality, tailored service and rooflight. To find out more about our roof lights, call us today on 01670 821166 or e-mail us at info@directrooflights.co.uk.

Rooflights made with style and quality in mind

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For a range of good reasons UK home-owners are increasingly looking at having rooflights fitted to their homes. Whereas once this was considered something of a designer luxury, technology improvements has allowed a company like us at Direct to be able to offer the most outstanding quality of rooflight at the lowest trade prices possible.

roof lights on sloped roofIn this time of rising energy costs, with even the most generous of budgets feeling the effects of increased charges for gas and electricity, rooflights offer great value in helping reduce this expenditure. By their very nature rooflights allow for considerably more natural light to enter your home, reducing the need for a reliance on artificial lighting. This serves to both reduce your reliance on expensive lighting inside and is much better for your general wellbeing, with research indicating that people who are exposed to more artificial than natural light are more prone to symptoms of depression.

This is true, in particular with regards to the psychological benefits, as much during autumn and winter as it is of summer. Despite the sunlight hours being shorter, research has shown than people experience more comfort and less anxiety when they are able to sense and see the skyline. Having rooflights takes away the feeling of being “trapped” or being kept a prisoner in their own home during inclement weather.

Rooflights can also provide assistance and benefit in making a home more energy efficient. Other than the beneficial extra lighting it lets in, substantially more natural heating is allowed to be transmitted into the house too. Rooflights and skylights can also enhance the efficiency and ability of your home to retain heat, with less energy being allowed to escape.

A natural concern would be that this comes at the cost of increased exposure to the dangers of the sun. We at Direct address this by ensuring that the high quality rooflights we provide features UV protective coating, which works to keep the harmful elements out as the beneficial ones flow into your home.

The aesthetic appearance benefits of rooflights are complemented by the other, numerous qualities that they bring to your home and lifestyle. To ensure that you gain all possible benefits, however, it is important to use only the best and most trusted roof lights products available. For over 60 years we at Direct have a proud record for doing just that, with our quality products being made available at trade prices seeing us as being regarded as one of the leaders in the field.