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There are a number of factors to consider when handling a brand new rooflight. From the moment that it arrives, it is vital to treat it with the care that it deserves, and this involves applying some simple but essential rules.

By following these steps prior to installation, you should be left with a skylight that is in pristine condition; but failing to apply a little common sense could result in a very costly mistake – this is especially true when the rooflight itself comes almost fully assembled.

Step 1: Lifting Your Rooflight

Weights of rooflights on CAD drawingsWe here at EOS Rooflights take a number of steps to pack each rooflight in a way that minimises the risk of damage during transit. Your rooflight will have to be unloaded off of a curtain sided lorry. This will be almost impossible without lifting equipment or the correct amount of labor. To work out the amount of people to safely offload your rooflight see the top right of the drawings for weights (this includes packaging) divide this number by 30 to give you the required number. It is very impotent to have the means of offloading as this can incur additional delivery charges. You can find our stock rooflight drawings under downloads.

Two people may be sufficient to lift the product, but at the same time it may be a good idea to have one or two other people that can remove packaging safely. If two or three people can complete the job comfortably, an extra person can help to ‘organise’ the situation and observe everything to protect the unit and the surrounding areas from damage.

Please Remember. It is one thing to try to avoid damaging the unit, but it is even more important to protect those who are involved with the job.

Health and safety procedures and training should always take effect in the workplace, but it can sometimes be a different story when carrying out heavy lifting in a building site environment.

The difference between success and injury will be ensuring a sufficient number of people for the unpacking and lifting and carrying items safely. Any units with glass elements will always be heavy, which is why extra care should be taken at all levels.

Step 2: The Unpacking Process

You may want to consider where you unpackage your rooflight as one of the hardest processes is getting the skylight on to the roof. Unpacking at floor level allows you to remove the heavy create and protection and upstands can also be detached from the lid to allow for more manageable lifting. Although without the protection your rooflight will be more prone to scratches and damage.
EOS rooflight light being delivered and unpacked
This unpacking process also leads to another important point. No matter what your attitude may be towards manufacturer’s instructions, you should be sure to remove these documents and put them to one side for easy access. It may sound like we are stating the obvious here, but losing the instructions will be a major inconvenience!

Paperwork is easily damaged in the excitement of removing this sort of heavy object from its packaging, and there will also be other important information about the warranty, safety considerations and other documentation included.

The issue of items slipping out unnoticed also applies to any fixings that may be supplied with the skylight. Although the utmost care is taken to secure flashing and fixings during the packaging process, there is always the potential for items to become dislodged when everything is in transit. Carelessly discarding excess packaging with secluded fixtures and fittings could prove to be even more of a headache than missing documents!

Step 3: Storing The Rooflight

If there is going to be an extended period of time between removing the roof light and the installation, you will also need to consider the best location for keeping the item. Flat and dry conditions will always ensure that your goods are kept in the best possible state. We strongly discourage rooflights being removed from the pallet and laid directly onto the floor, in strong sunlight this can cause a build up of heat resulting in the glass cracking.

If you are in any doubt about the suitability of your storage area, it may be best to leave the skylight in the packaging until it is required. When these products are packed in our warehouse, they are encased in materials that are designed to keep everything in the best possible condition.

As a team of experienced specialists, we are always available to discuss any concerns that you may have about receiving, unpacking and installing your roof light. All of these units are supplied in a form that is suitable for DIY-enthusiasts with the necessary carpentry skills, however, in order to be sure that your new rooflight is fitted both securely and efficiently, we advise that you contact a suitable contractor.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team if you have any questions.

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164 Reviews

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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

Kevin Dean

Very good product and service from the team. Would recommend

Posted 1 month 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 month ago

James Payne Cook

For all the reasons I have rated them highly

Posted 1 month 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 month ago

Stuart Herring

Good service and good communications on queries and time scales

Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago

Dawn Thomas

Beautiful roof lights - exceeded our expectations

Posted 1 month ago

Piero Realmuto

Good product and service. Have never let me down

Posted 1 month ago

Steve Orr

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

Posted 1 month ago

Leanne Wallser

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

Posted 2 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 2 months ago

Richard Simmons

They have provided us with a quality product

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Product and delivery as expected.

Posted 2 months ago

Alan Oliver

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

Posted 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

Bill Greenaway

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

Posted 3 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 3 months ago