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What is a Timber Upstand & How Can I Build One?

If you are adding a skylight to a flat roof, you must decide on whether to construct your own upstand or purchase one from your rooflight supplier.

The job of an upstand (sometimes referred to as a Kerb) is to lift the glass element of your rooflight off of the roof’s surface, and is required by building regulations for safety and weathering reasons. The upstand must be at least 150mm in height and should a minimum pitch of at least 3 degrees.

Should I make my Own Upstand?

 

Cost is generally the main reason people choose to make their own. A simple upstand can be constructed from excess timber on site minimising waste or using standard timbers found at any local wood supplier. Creating your own upstand also allows your to weather your roof without the rooflight lid being on site protecting it from any potential damage.

If you would like to build your own upstand and require more information you can visit our technical downloads page for specific measurements.

Choosing a Pre-Made Upstand

Whlie a pre-made insulated upstand can be a little more expensive a purpose manufactured version has numerous benefits including improved thermal performance, weathering and air tightness. The frame has been designed and engineered to fit your exact rooflight giving you peace of mind that your skylight is going to fit perfectly.

Our upstand arrives pre-made and packed full of insulation, constructed using marine ply for longevity and features a vapour barrier and fitted gaskets to ensure no moisture finds its way into your home.

If you would like more information on our how we can help then you can explore our product range here.

Would you like to find out more?

If you would like further information about EOS, our products and how we can help, why not request a brochure.?

Insulated Upstand Detail

A more advanced detail is the equivalent of creating a mini stud wall. The purpose of this is being able to insulate the inner cavity which gives greater thermal performance and sound insulation.

Again our technical drawings section of the site will help with sizes, however if you need any bespoke drawings please let us know.

Have any questions about upstands? Head on over to our Contact Page to get in touch with our team or take a look at our Fixed Rooflights, Opening Rooflight, Eco Triple Glazed Rooflights, or WalkOn Rooflights for Flat Roofs pages for more information and to see our stock sizes.

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201 Reviews

Anonymous

Friendly, helpful and informative customer service. Good product and quick delivery.

Posted 5 months ago

Kairen

Beautifully designed, high spec, and look fantastic. Simple website and helpful service from guys at EOS. Prompt delivery. This is a quality product.

Posted 5 months ago

Lee

Morning big thanks to Chris and his team, very helpful their product is by far the best complete roof light system out there. I highly recommend this company will be using them again, ps also very easy to install Kind regards Lee

Posted 5 months ago

Sarah

They were extremely efficient and most of all knowledgable about their products - they offered detailed information and were extremely patient with all my questions. They managed to ship the product very quickly and it arrived to us the same week. Very happy with EOS. The product itself is great!

Posted 5 months ago

Clifford Nicholson

Very efficient and easy to deal with.

Posted 5 months ago

Tim Lancaster

The roof light that I ordered arrived on time and appears to be very well made. The instructions were clear and my builder had no problems installing it, other than in getting it onto the roof as it is very heavy. The roof light looks good and I am glad that I was able to buy one with such a good U value as I wanted the light without the loss of heat.

Posted 5 months ago

Mark Harris

Great service, nothing is a hassle and super helpful

Posted 5 months ago

Carl Smith

Prompt delivery, excellent quality and easy to install, a great product.

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

EoS and their staff were very helpful in design and specification for a large skylight. They gave top quality support in the runnup to installation and were very accommodating in helping to source correct vehicle to crane in said (very heavy) skylight.

Posted 5 months ago

Kay

I'm delighted with my EOS roof lights. I had to choose roof lights that were slightly smaller than I wanted, due to design constraints, but the amount of light provided is wonderful and unexpected. The whole kitchen is lit up, even when the curtains are closed across our french doors. Many thanks EOS, A happy customers.

Posted 5 months ago

Timothy Rickford

Very happy with the service from EOS staff and quality of the product. Would definitely use again.

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

Great after sales support and service from knowledgeable staff. Also a really good quality product.

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service! The windows are gorgeous and their staff are always so available and happy to answer questions on short notice, and I had a lot!

Posted 5 months ago

Sarah Willett

Really helpful on specifying size and advice on installing.

Posted 6 months ago

Anonymous

Really nice company - fast, efficient and pleasant in all my dealings with them. There was a delivery error and they worked hard to find a solution as quickly as possible and did everything they said they would. Really impressed all round - when you are having an extension on your house, you end up dealing with lots of suppliers. I wish they were all as good as EOS.

Posted 6 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

Eos gave us a really good service, good communication throughout, most importantly the roof lights are amazing - really good quality and look great

Posted 6 months ago

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 6 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

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

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

They delivered what I wanted!

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

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

Posted 7 months ago

Colin Nelson

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

Posted 7 months ago