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Building an extension can sometimes make more economical sense than moving, and it can also add value to your home when it does eventually come to selling up.

With the addition of rooflights, you can transform the look and feel of your home and even revolutionise the way you use it, but what do you need to consider when installing an extension with rooflights?

Here, we talk you through the main ways to get your extension right and reap the benefits of natural light in your home.

How to Begin

Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to begin if you’re thinking about getting an extension, so why not start with the fun stuff? It’s a really good idea to look for inspiration – flick through magazines and websites, such as Houzz, and bookmark anything you like the look of. You could even make a Pinterest board with a collection of looks and styles that have inspired you the most. At this stage, it’s important to think about what you’re going to use the extra space for, as this will help when exploring design ideas.

When you’ve decided what you want, look at how you’re going to do it. Planning is crucial when it comes to any work in the home, particularly an extension. Consider the shape, style and size, and the impact it will have on your home.

Your next step will be to measure, measure and measure again! This can affect the amount of materials you need to source and, of course, the cost of both the labour and supplies. It’s best to have a contingency fund, too, as although an architect or builder can give you approximate costs, they can’t guarantee there will be no issues: the weather, for instance, can hold up work.

Planning an extension means you are in control of what you want and how the finished look should be. When you’ve got the fundamentals of your extension sorted, choosing your rooflights is the exciting part.

Choosing Your Rooflight

Cost will depend on the size and style of your rooflights so you should factor this is when you plan and measure at the beginning of your journey.

Before choosing the right skylight for you, you need to consider its main use. If you would prefer to let in light but not ventilate, then fixed roof window will probably be best. Or, if you’d rather circulate air then we have opening options, too. In addition to these, you can choose from our triple glazed rooflights or walk-on options, all exceptionally designed with a high-quality finish, enhancing the look of your home.
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Planning Permission

If you build on your existing house – whether that’s a new conservatory or a kitchen extension – chances are you’ll need planning permission.

If you’re installing standard-sized rooflights you won’t need to do this but extensions that are deemed over a reasonable size generally require a planning permission. You may be wondering what a reasonable size is – if you’re unsure it’s a good idea to double check before embarking on any project; you can do this by consulting your local planning permission authority.

Think About Your Surroundings

Adding extra space to your home is an exciting prospect but it’s easy to get carried away with the aesthetics and not consider functionality. It’s good to have ambitious goals, but make sure you also remain realistic. Consider the impact it may have on your surroundings; what about your neighbours? Inform them of your plans as building extensions can potentially cause disturbance. Also, will your neighbours be able to see into your home with your new addition? Rooflights are great for making the most of natural light but ensure they are positioned correctly to protect your privacy.

What Next?

For more information on how you can transform your property, get in touch and one of our helpful EOS team members will help. In the meantime, take a look at our Flat Rooflights, Hinged Rooflights, Eco Skylights, or Walk-On Rooflights pages for more information and to see our stock sizes.

If you’re still stuck on what to go for, give us a call. We can talk you through your options to make sure you get a finished look that you’ll love.

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Combining sleek design with enhanced performance.

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

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

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

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

Prices from £1849.00

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185 Reviews

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 1 week ago

Rebecca Phillips

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

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

They delivered what I wanted!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

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

Posted 2 weeks ago

Colin Nelson

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

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Quality product , priced well and delivered on time.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Kerry Scott

Perfect rooflight. Responsive, quick and good quality. Happy.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Sam Wells

quick and reliable service

Posted 2 weeks ago

Helen Fife

Excellent customer service when I called to discuss with Chris Higgins about delivery. And the rooflights look really good now they are installed. I will definitely be specifying the products again. Helen Fife Architect

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

The rooflight itself is a great addition to our house; we are very pleased with it. It was simple to contact EOS on the 'phone and they were quick to answer any queries we had. (One query was just as we were installing the rooflight so we needed a quick response!)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Susan Duncan

Brilliant efficient service. Explained everything on full. Would highly recommend them. Delighted with our rooflights

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Delighted with our EOS Rooflight, great service, great quality, really finishes our new kitchen off!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Very swift delivery , very good product and reasonably priced compared to competitors I got quotes from.

Posted 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

Qasim Masod

Excellent customer service and delivered more than they have promised!

Posted 4 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 6 months ago

Harry Parker

Prompt service and helpful advice

Posted 7 months ago

Stephen Graham

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

Posted 7 months ago

Giovanni Ometto

Beautiful window, very happy with it.

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

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

Posted 7 months ago

R Holloway

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

Posted 7 months ago