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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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117 Reviews

Simon Grayson

Great company to use - very helpful with pre-order enquiries, and we’re very accommodating when organising delivery dates and details. I would be happy to recommend EoS.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nuno Bernardes

Very easy transaction, great product and delivery service was fantastic. Only constructive feedback I can give is to better highlight the weight of the product and that can/will cause issues with delivery and installation. Luckily we had 6 builders on site who between them managed to move the £140kg roof light but what that meant is that we had to pay extra to re-enforce the roof with different beams

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Very good product and also very good customer support I received from Elliot at EOS. I highly recommend it.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Pat Barry

Very easy to deal with and delivered on-time.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

We were very happy with how efficiently the work was carried out.

Posted 1 month ago

Moni Liu

"Bought 2 flat glass skylights from you, You're all very helpful on the phone answering all my questions.\r\nThe skylights fit brilliantly and they are very sturdy!\r\nOur builders were surprised with their quality. \r\nPrices are very good too!\r\nThank you!"

Posted 1 month ago

Simon White-Miller

Service was good and delivery prompt and actually arrived the day they said it would

Posted 1 month ago

James Fraser

We have been dealing with EOS for over a year now and its always a pleasure. The team are always very quick to answer any questions and the information given is always accurate and really helpful. Quotes are always set out clearly and easy to understand which helps us greatly. The products always arrive well packaged and when there has been any issues at all they have been solved quickly and brilliantly. The products they produce are excellent with a customer service to match that! look forward to doing more business with EOS in the future! Thank you.

Posted 1 month ago

Altan Riccardo

Customer Service is great! Roof lights are great! Reasonably Priced!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Chris was a great help in selecting my roof lights. Quick delivery for 3 stock roof lights and the builders had them installed without a problem. The one opening roof light has not been connected so I wait to see how it works after our extension is complete.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

They look fab and the customer service was great

Posted 1 month ago

Richard Coates

Very pleasant to deal with - no waiting around for someone to answer the phone - delivery process on time , so all good.

Posted 1 month ago

Ollie Chance

Order placed - Drawings received for approval - Items delivered. Quick and friendly service delivered on time and fitted without hassle. Highly recommend

Posted 3 months ago

David Whatley

Very professional and straightforward - one of the few things on our project that went according to plan and in the time frame given to us!

Posted 3 months ago

Matthew Waldren

Our rooflights from EOS look stunning and 'make' our room. Our extension is flooded with light. The electric one functions really well. We couldn't fault the service from EOS. They were so helpful, especially as we needed a bespoke size rooflight. I did a lot of research into which rooflights to buy and EOS were the most cost-effective by far, and theirs is a quality product. Thanks to the entire team at EOS. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Posted 3 months ago

Mr Walker

Great quality, looked great on top of my fibreglass flat roof.

Posted 3 months ago

Laurence Nagel

Delivered on time with in the right budget and I never have to go back to them once fitted. A superb product ...

Posted 3 months ago

Sheila Roed

Ordered online for delivery within 2 days. Not yet fully installed, but looks really nice. Contacted the office and got efficient help from Elliot

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Product was delivered with good protection and installation instructions. Could help with info on manual handling the unit to move and when installing. Now installed looks great.

Posted 3 months ago

Harry

The team at EOS were really helpful and quick with answering all my questions and went the extra mile with there customer service. The product is really good so I would recommend buying from these guys.

Posted 3 months ago

Alan Pettitt

Good price, helpful on information delivered promptly and well wrapped. Delivery cost seemed steep but I don't think that was under their control.

Posted 4 months ago