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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
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Combining sleek design with enhanced performance.

Prices from £649.00
opening rooflight logo
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Cutting edge design with an integrated motor for a seamless finish.

Prices from £1649.00
eco rooflight logo
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Top of the range ultra thermally efficient rooflight. 0.65 U Value 

Prices from £1099.00
walkon rooflight logo
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External Walk-On Glass Rooflights. Why compromise on design?

Prices from £1699.00
modular rooflight logo
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An endless run of rooflights, either fixed or with opening units.

Prices from £1849.00

4.84 Average

172 Reviews

Graham Elson

I have used EOS roof-lights over the past few months. Their prices compare very favorably with their competitors. The rooflights are of very good quality. They are able to supply their products very quickly. Will use again.

Posted 1 month ago

Qasim Masod

Excellent customer service and delivered more than they have promised!

Posted 2 months ago

Rob Horan

Superb quality product and well under building regs u value requirements. It is the highlight of my extensive house renovations. Great after sales service.

Posted 4 months ago

Harry Parker

Prompt service and helpful advice

Posted 5 months ago

Stephen Graham

The roof was very high quality and a pleasure to fit.Will defiantly buy more in the future.

Posted 5 months ago

Giovanni Ometto

Beautiful window, very happy with it.

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

Very well made and easy to fit lantern, will definitely be using this company again.

Posted 5 months ago

R Holloway

Great Product , Great Service. Any issues or problems we had were sorted out immediately so i cannot fault EOS.

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

All contact with EOS was dealt with efficiently and by friendly staff. The quality of the rooflight is excellent. In a different league to the alternatives I have seen. A couple of points to improve on below, however these do not detract from how the quality of the roof light lifts the whole build..... - Rooflight did not arrive on the advised date, arriving the following morning instead. This required a number of builders to return the following day to lift off the van. - Do not underestimate the weight. Very challenging for my builder just to get off the box van. - The ordering instructions make it clear to provide the size of the hole. That will then equate to clear glass when fitted. However on arrival length and width of clear glass were both 3cm shorter than ordered. This was explained by phone as relating to the rebate for plaster board, however this should be made clearer ahead of ordering as we could have ordered 3cm larger to get the clear glass size originally envisaged.

Posted 9 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent product and faultless service. Fixed rooflight was delivered on time, communication was good throughout the period and staff were always helpful and courteous. Rooflight looks stunning!

Posted 9 months ago

Kevin Dean

Very good product and service from the team. Would recommend

Posted 9 months ago

Sam Phillips

We require 3 windows for 2 projects and they where very well priced and also had them in stock. will be using again.

Posted 10 months ago

James Payne Cook

For all the reasons I have rated them highly

Posted 10 months ago

Sunny Tiwana

Awsome company to deal with, item was out of stock online and thier guys found me what i needed and sorted delivery quickly and efficiently. Will defiantly recommend to others.

Posted 10 months ago

Stuart Herring

Good service and good communications on queries and time scales

Posted 10 months ago

Fiona Whyte

Their customer service was good. I was able to speak with someone quickly and easily by telephone or email to clarify points before I ordered my items. The ordering process was very easy and the items were delivered on time. Upon delivery there was a scratch on one of my rooflights. I contacted EOS immediately and they were happy to send a repair kit to me, free of charge, which arrived in the post within a few days of me speaking with them. I'm very pleased with the service I've received and the product looks great in my new extension!

Posted 10 months ago

Dawn Thomas

Beautiful roof lights - exceeded our expectations

Posted 10 months ago

Piero Realmuto

Good product and service. Have never let me down

Posted 10 months ago

Steve Orr

The roof lights arrived on time, were well protected in transit and all queries were answered to our satisfaction.

Posted 10 months ago

Leanne Wallser

Fantastic service, super helpful getting it all to Jersey and product is perfect for us. Thanks

Posted 11 months ago

Dr J Trinder

Swift. Delivery. Arrived as described. Straight forward payment arrangement. Great advice and support when planning project. Motorised rooflight works remarkably quietly. A little costly however compared to some competition.

Posted 11 months ago