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Increasingly, new build projects as well as existing buildings are maximising the use of natural light together with the thermal properties of modern glass, to create a revolution in how we look at heat retention and accessing light sources.

A major factor behind recent innovations is the ever-increasing energy costs for both domestic and commercial properties. The earth receives 94 billion megawatts of power absolutely free of charge from the Sun every single day of the year. To not use this and instead replace it with home-grown electricity is largely unnecessary.

The potential ecological waste is only part of the issue. The natural light from the sun is in fact much brighter and cleaner than most sources that we can manufacture. Evidence from the medical and psychological sciences have shown that it can support a positive sense of well-being for people in both home and work settings.

In a working environment, natural light can lead to dramatically increased productivity, and in hospitals there is evidence of faster patient recovery. In educational surroundings, better lighting has been proven to improve student concentration. It also has positive benefits on your health such as providing vitamin D as well as boosting your immunity and mood. There should be no surprise that we all operate with greater potential when we have light on our side.

When you consider the costs involved in paying for artificial light and heat, especially at a time when energy prices are soaring so significantly, rethinking our approach to and reliance on these basic needs makes a lot of sense.

The natural light that we get from the sun is actually made up of two components, direct and diffused; what we normally refer to as daylight. Completely relying on direct sunlight can definitely have its problems, with glare and excessive heat driving people to pull the curtains curtains and blinds, once again resorting to artificial solutions. That’s why we need to focus our efforts on capturing daylight where we can, and using manufactured resources only when compulsory. This will make a significant difference to our energy bills.

With vertical windows only, daylight can rarely reach across the whole room. This is where rooflights can come in to help let more into a space. Options for installing these have increased substantially with improvements in the choices of glazing you have, as well as add-ons such as insect and weather guards. Glass manufacture in particular has improved over the years, with laminated glass now offering strength and security.

Where there is a need for allowing for a decent airflow, the opening option model of rooflight is going to be a better choice. These units incorporate an electronically controlled motor, allowing it to be positioned in previously inaccessible high ceilings and landings without sacrificing the ability of opening and closing it with ease. Having an opening model can also let out excess heat as well as steam or condensation from kitchens and bathrooms.

For true energy efficiency, there are triple glazed Eco-friendly versions which help keep the heat in and let in the necessary additional light in the darker months through Autumn and Winter.

You will also need to carefully consider the location to make the most of the energy saving properties. It is best to position them in rooms that you will be using on a regular basis to maximise the benefits. If you install your rooflight in a north facing roof, you can reduce any excess heat, whereas east facing creates heat in the morning and cooler temperatures in the afternoon and evening. In colder climates, south-facing can provide winter heat, so you will not need to have your central heating quite so high.

Initially, rooflights might seem like an additional expense to you, but it will not take long for you to reap the benefits and savings on energy bills. If you would like some assistance in choosing the right ones for you, why not get in touch with us today or take a look at our Fixed, Opening, Eco, or WalkOn Rooflights pages for more information and to see our stock sizes.

By EOS Rooflights

Fixed Rooflight logo
fixed skylight image

Combining sleek design with enhanced performance.

Prices from £649.00
opening rooflight logo
opening skylight image

Cutting edge design with an integrated motor for a seamless finish.

Prices from £1649.00
eco rooflight logo
eco skylight image

Top of the range ultra thermally efficient rooflight. 0.65 U Value 

Prices from £1099.00
walkon rooflight logo
walkon skylight image

External Walk-On Glass Rooflights. Why compromise on design?

Prices from £1699.00
modular rooflight logo
modular skylight image

An endless run of rooflights, either fixed or with opening units.

Prices from £1849.00

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201 Reviews

Anonymous

Friendly, helpful and informative customer service. Good product and quick delivery.

Posted 1 month ago

Kairen

Beautifully designed, high spec, and look fantastic. Simple website and helpful service from guys at EOS. Prompt delivery. This is a quality product.

Posted 1 month ago

Lee

Morning big thanks to Chris and his team, very helpful their product is by far the best complete roof light system out there. I highly recommend this company will be using them again, ps also very easy to install Kind regards Lee

Posted 1 month ago

Sarah

They were extremely efficient and most of all knowledgable about their products - they offered detailed information and were extremely patient with all my questions. They managed to ship the product very quickly and it arrived to us the same week. Very happy with EOS. The product itself is great!

Posted 1 month ago

Clifford Nicholson

Very efficient and easy to deal with.

Posted 1 month ago

Tim Lancaster

The roof light that I ordered arrived on time and appears to be very well made. The instructions were clear and my builder had no problems installing it, other than in getting it onto the roof as it is very heavy. The roof light looks good and I am glad that I was able to buy one with such a good U value as I wanted the light without the loss of heat.

Posted 1 month ago

Mark Harris

Great service, nothing is a hassle and super helpful

Posted 1 month ago

Carl Smith

Prompt delivery, excellent quality and easy to install, a great product.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

EoS and their staff were very helpful in design and specification for a large skylight. They gave top quality support in the runnup to installation and were very accommodating in helping to source correct vehicle to crane in said (very heavy) skylight.

Posted 1 month ago

Kay

I'm delighted with my EOS roof lights. I had to choose roof lights that were slightly smaller than I wanted, due to design constraints, but the amount of light provided is wonderful and unexpected. The whole kitchen is lit up, even when the curtains are closed across our french doors. Many thanks EOS, A happy customers.

Posted 1 month ago

Timothy Rickford

Very happy with the service from EOS staff and quality of the product. Would definitely use again.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Great after sales support and service from knowledgeable staff. Also a really good quality product.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Excellent service! The windows are gorgeous and their staff are always so available and happy to answer questions on short notice, and I had a lot!

Posted 1 month ago

Sarah Willett

Really helpful on specifying size and advice on installing.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Really nice company - fast, efficient and pleasant in all my dealings with them. There was a delivery error and they worked hard to find a solution as quickly as possible and did everything they said they would. Really impressed all round - when you are having an extension on your house, you end up dealing with lots of suppliers. I wish they were all as good as EOS.

Posted 1 month ago

Rebecca Phillips

Eos gave us a really good service, good communication throughout, most importantly the roof lights are amazing - really good quality and look great

Posted 1 month ago

Luke Carroll

Ease of installation and provided a huge amount of light to our extension. We chose the electric opening option which is fantastic for ventilation.

Posted 2 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

Very good service but most importantly excellent quality roof lights, very pleased thank you

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

They delivered what I wanted!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Good service and communication, competitive prices. Very helpful and understanding.

Posted 2 months ago

Colin Nelson

Great product, helpful customer service staff who answered any question I had.

Posted 2 months ago