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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
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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
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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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162 Reviews

Kevin Dean

Very good product and service from the team. Would recommend

Posted 1 week 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 1 week ago

James Payne Cook

For all the reasons I have rated them highly

Posted 1 week 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 1 week ago

Stuart Herring

Good service and good communications on queries and time scales

Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

Dawn Thomas

Beautiful roof lights - exceeded our expectations

Posted 2 weeks ago

Piero Realmuto

Good product and service. Have never let me down

Posted 2 weeks ago

Steve Orr

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

Posted 2 weeks ago

Leanne Wallser

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

Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago

Richard Simmons

They have provided us with a quality product

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Product and delivery as expected.

Posted 1 month ago

Alan Oliver

Good product, delivered on time, and looks great in our new flat roof extension.

Posted 2 months ago

Mike Guirguis

I actually bought my roof lights on the back of EOS’s reviews section, and now my extension is nearing completion, (finally) I wanted to pass on my experience. I couldn’t be happier with my decision, its clearly a very high quality product and they look amazing in our new kitchen. They are heavy so make sure you have lots of strong guys on site. The staff are all very helpful and seem very knowledgable. Highly recommended them.

Posted 2 months ago

Nicole Gray

Excellent customer service. Really took the time to listen to our needs and help us find exactly what we wanted, within the time schedule from our builders. They were also flexible as the schedule shifted and always available for any questions. And beyond that, our roof lights look so amazing! So, I'm a very happy customer.

Posted 2 months ago

Ben Jennings

EOS were very helpful during the sales process, liaising directly with my builder to confirm requirements (when I was way out of my depth). My builder’s feedback post installation is that the windows are heavy duty and top quality, even when compared with more expensive options he’s fitted in the past. He’ll be recommending EOS for future builds.

Posted 2 months ago

Bill Greenaway

Product was just as promised and delivery and information excellent. We are very pleased with it.

Posted 2 months ago

Jason Berry

Really helpful when I called to order my roof lights explaining delivery info, weights, fitting instructions etc.., Really accommodating in facilitating a specific delivery time and date (at relatively short notice); finally the finished product, robust, elegant and fantastic. First class.

Posted 2 months ago

Andy

Very competitively priced!! Went the extra mile to help me out and gave all the support, advice and technical details that I needed for our project (Triple glazed - PassivHaus project) Will be sure to use EOS on any further Rooflight orders!!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Lovely skylight... I bought the fixed 1500*1000 and opening 1500*1000, both with upstands. Thanks to Chris for all his help. Tex - DA8

Posted 2 months ago