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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 and designed for flat roofs.

Prices from £549.00
opening rooflight logo
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Cutting edge design with an integrated motor for a seamless finish internally.

Prices from £1499.00
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New 2017. Our Frameless Glass Lanterns. No Frames, No Compromise. 

Prices from £1099.00
walkon rooflight logo
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Manufactured with load-bearing glass for use either internally or externally.

Prices from £1699.00
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An endless run of rooflights with the ability to have fixed or opening side by side.

Prices from £1849.00

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136 Reviews

Jake Thomas

We met EOS at the Homebuild Show in Birmingham as we wanted to see the rooflights before we bought them for our extension. We met with Elliot who answered all of our questions and helped out with our plans, as one of the sizes needed amending. The rooflights look beautiful in our kitchen. I would highly recommend EOS to anyone, especially if you this is your first build. Elliot couldn't of been more helpful with answering our queries.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Excellent product, very stylish and good quality

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Our roof light with rain sensor add so much to our new extension. The window is great. EOS were a great help with waiting for our builders to be ready to install.

Posted 1 month ago

Tim Harris

The EOS rooflight we have installed is fantastic, the light within the room now is beautiful, the rooflight itself is a modern, slick design, it has transformed the space!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

The finish is very good and the rooflight looks lovely. However, my builder has advised to be prepared for it to be a bit fiddly to fit. Now it is up, it looks great and is definitely how I had hoped it would look. Well worth the purchase.

Posted 1 month ago

Gavin Ward

Great product, excellent customer service, very easy process from order to installation. My builder has already recommended this product to other customer and is the best he has fitted!

Posted 1 month ago

James Fraser

High quality products

Posted 1 month ago

Rob O Carroll

Fantastic. Product really well made. And. Finished to very high standard

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

We were very pleased to find a stock rooflight which matched our requirements. The product has only just gone in but so far so good.

Posted 4 months ago

Nick Puxted

I found The sales person very helpful with our bespoke design. The roof light was delivered on time and we are very happy with the product.

Posted 4 months ago

Paul Anderson

from start to finish the service provided was friendly, helpful and professional. we are extremely pleased with the product, looks great and will definitely be using EOS in the future.

Posted 4 months ago

Buba

We ordered a rooflight, the staff were very helpful and giving an appropriate advice. Quick delivery and i’m very happy with the product. Defenitly Recomended

Posted 4 months ago

Sean Barrett

The people we dealt with on the phone were both polite and very helpful with our order, dealing with the whole process very efficently. The rooflights were delivered to site and our customers were very pleased with them once installed and the effect of such extra light into the extension. We would recommend EOS Rooflights as did visit other manufacturers prior to ordering them but found them to be a superior product overall.

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

The were very good at keeping you informed as to when the product was to be delivered even down to approx time of the day, very good and would use them again.

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

No complaints so far. Rooflights look great and arrived as promised.

Posted 4 months ago

Vassos Costas

I looked at quite a few of the competitors roof windows and none compared to the quality of EOS Rooflights. In situ, they look fantastic. I wanted to construct my own insulated up stands and the sales team at EOS provided plenty of quick technical info to assist. I also need to delay my order and EOS kindly agreed to store a large roof window for a couple of weeks until I had space on the job site. If you are planning to construct your own insulated up stands, beware of the amount of time it will take you or your carpenter and factor this cost against buying the up stands from EOS (you will need an onsite table saw, unless you have a workshop and adequate space for a glue up). Make sure you have a plan on how you are going to get the roof window to its final location prior to purchase-one of mine was 2.8m long and weighed circa 250kg-I had a relatively easy route to the installation point , but I doubt this will always be the case.

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Very nice product, competitive prices and very professional communication. Having researched many similar products, I am very happy to have chosen EOS!

Posted 4 months ago

Peter Kent

From the outset I received excellent service. I enquired about fixed, opening and bespoke roof lights , both Elliot and Chris provided all the information I required. The order was placed and the deliveries were made on time. Following delivery I raised a couple of installation queries and received a speedy response. Very happy with rooflights, and Eos

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent product & service

Posted 4 months ago

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 6 months 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 6 months ago