With house prices rising, rooflights make a fantastic home improvement by increasing the amount of natural light into your rooms. However, choosing the right rooflight for your home can be a daunting task. With a multitude of options and copious amounts of technical jargon, deciphering which one to choose is no easy feat!
To untangle this plethora of information we spoke to Gavin Helgeson, who provided some in-depth expertise on what to look for when buying a rooflight. Read on to find out more…
With the apparent shift in us working in our homes more than ever before, even with the easing of restrictions, homeowners and homeworkers are rapidly turning to home improvements to ensure their increasingly frequent surrounding is as enjoyable place as possible to reside. This appears to have increased further with the ending of the stamp duty holiday, reducing the rush to move versus improve. For some, this is simple painting and decorating, replacing worn furniture, and adding a few luxuries. However, for others this is something slightly more dramatic. Major improvements such as extensions, internal renovations, and garden buildings appear to be sharply on the rise.
With this in mind, we collaborated with nine experts to discuss 40 ways that people can make their homes look and feel more luxurious – from affordable finishing touches to bigger renovations and installations. Read on to find out more…
There are plenty of ‘affordable’ finishing touches which can make your home look and feel more luxurious – some of which can actually be free!
Roof Lanterns come in two core forms; traditional and modern, with varying design differences throughout.
Traditional roof lanterns are also known as conservation roof lanterns and are ideal for period properties to stay in keeping with the rest of the architecture of the house.
Modern roof lanterns have a far sleeker structure and modern design, ideal for more recent properties, self-builds and new build developments. Contemporary roof lanterns are ideal for those looking for a modern, minimalist rooflight.
Roof lanterns provide an increased amount of natural light to enter the room below and add striking architectural impact to your roof.
Roof lanterns are a fantastic addition to an existing house or great to incorporate into your plans for a new house design. Some of the benefits of implementing a roof lantern include:
Here we take a look at all the different aspects involved with making the right decision for your roof lantern, providing key advice about what to look out for and things to consider before you commit to purchase.
Both roof lights and roof lanterns have their benefits, but what is the difference? In what situation would one be better than the other? Here we take a look at the pros and cons of roof lanterns vs rooflights, what to look out for and in what situations each makes an ideal addition to your home.
In general rooflights (or just to add to the confusion, skylights!) is a generic term used to describe a myriad of different roof-based glazing systems. This might be stock rooflights or a bespoke skylight. It could be for a large unit or a small domestic rooflight. Rooflights can be used on flat roofs and pitched roofs, so as you can see – there is no real defining factor between roof lights and skylights. In general, skylights are used more widely in the USA and the term rooflights is used more widely in UK and Europe.
Now we have the generic terms for roof lights covered, let’s take a look at the common differences between a roof light and a roof lantern:
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