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What to consider before meeting with your architect

You’re about to embark on the planning of a new extension or renovation of your home. You’ve checked all the credentials of your chosen architect and have a meeting set up – things are underway!

If you aren’t quite sure what you should prepare before you meet with your architect, we have some pointers for you.

Architects plans on table

  • To begin, have a simple brief in mind (better still, write it down) – if all you do is prepare a sentence or two which sums up what you want to achieve, you’re already on to a good start.
  • Don’t forget the background – Where are you now? – make sure your architect is clear on the starting point and what’s not currently working for you. Have your existing floor plans at the ready to use when talking this through.
  • Don’t be shy about budget – your architect can only make the best recommendations with the full picture. Share your overall total budget for your project.
  • Consider what you want with your lifestyle in mind – our homes can really define how we live, so it’s really important to consider what you want your home to ‘do’ for you.

How do you envisage enjoying the space, with whom and when?

This is where you need to consider things like natural light too – do you want to be able to enjoy an early morning coffee with the morning’s rays or are you one to soak up the remnants of the day’s light later on? See more below on light specifically.

  • Be clear on the must and must-not, the likes and dislikes – and give visual examples – it’s really important to know what you really have your heart set on and what would count as a disaster. Research and use images to show your architect exactly what you do and don’t want, so things don’t get lost in translation.

What about when it comes to light?

  • Understand where natural light falls across your home and garden – then use your existing floor plans and this knowledge when talking through potential options with your architect.

modern kitchen with crittle doors and large rooflight

  • Lifestyle goals – We touched on this above – how do you want to spend your time in your new living space?If this is a kitchen dining extension, which will act as a hub of the home and a space for entertaining, then you will want to let in as much natural light in as possible to keep the space bright and full of energy. For extra-large spaces, our Modular rooflights are a great option and can include opening roof windows for added ventilation.

 

  • Do a little research into any ‘must-haves’ – As you’re pouring over Pinterest and diving into Home & Garden to pick out examples of what you do and don’t like, it’s well worth doing a little more digging to understand the pros and cons if you have set your heart on something you’ve seen.For example, if you’re looking to become more eco-friendly, have you checked general thermal efficiency ratings of rooflights or bi-fold doors you really want? (Granted, it might not be the most interesting part of planning and design, but a little swotting up can save you time and ultimately, money.)

 

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for less ‘traditional’ ideas – Internal glazing – love it! Wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling window – amazing! If it won’t work, then your architect can soon tell you but don’t be coy about pushing for something a little different to bring in that extra natural light.

Take a look at our gallery for some rooflight inspiration before you meet with your architect and do get in touch if you want more detail on any of our products.

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321 Reviews

David Baker

EOS were chosen as the rooflight supplier as our builder had failed to deliver the items. Rooflights were 1500mm square, something other suppliers were unable to provide. Rooflights were delivered and fitted on a Saturday morning two weeks before Christmas. They dropped onto the prepared upstands. Great service from start to finish, they knew exactly what they were talking about, the manufacturing is first class, they were local. Would we recommend them to anybody who wanted a first class product. without a doubt.

Posted 1 month ago

Phil

We have had several eos rooflights (possible 10-12) over the last 5-6 years. Every one has been as it should be. Received in perfect condition, delivered on time. And the roof-lights are well made and look perfect once fitted. Company is also very helpful if help is required. I’ve seen cheaper alternatives supplied and fitted by others but they are inferior quality. These are

Posted 1 month ago

Alison Smith

Very happy with your service

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very efficient sales team

Posted 1 month ago

Kieran

Needed a large bespoke roof light upstand made and they managed to turn it around in a day! Great company, would definitely use them again. Thanks

Posted 1 month ago

David Kingston

Great company to deal with, made the process very simple, delivered on time and fitted perfectly

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Easy to deal with, the pricing was great and delivery of 5 skylights was quick and stress free. One small problem was quickly resolved, great company.

Posted 6 months ago

Justin David Davis

Great product despatched and delivered very quickly

Posted 6 months ago

Anonymous

Great rooflights

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

Recently purchased an electric roof light from EOS. Very happy with the finished product, study and functions very well. It also looks very stylish. I received excellent customer service from EOS at all stages, they couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

Posted 8 months ago

Anonymous

Great Rooflights , simple to fit and swift delivery, many Thanks

Posted 9 months ago

Liam Grenander

Very professional customer support / sales team. Dealt with our roof light enquiry quickly and kept me updated on transit and delivery. Will be purchasing roof lights from them again when our projects require them.

Posted 9 months ago

Brad Lander - Bailand Construction Ltd

EOS Rooflights were knowledgable in their field, very helpful and the products (Roof Lantern and Flat glass roof lights) were of a good quality. The Roof lights were easily installed and full installation instructions were supplied for those who are installing for the first time. Would recommend.

Posted 9 months ago

A Memet

Very efficient with processing my order and delivery. I ordered a 3M roof lantern and a smaller flat roof light. Both were simple to install on my own upstands and they both look great. My only negative was the cost was a lot for what they are but I don’t think eos are excessively expensive, I think the roof lanterns themselves are what’s pricey. Anyhow I’m happy 😃

Posted 1 year ago

Leo

EOS were brilliant all through the consultation/sales process and delivery. The skylight looks great and works a treat with the electronic switch. Their after-care support was also very helpful and patient when we mistakenly thought we had an issue. Would highly recommend them.

Posted 1 year ago

Jonathan Tregidga Buyer at Legacy

As a company we have used EOS for some time. We use the EOS Rooflight Flexi Lid product a lot and also the EOS Smoke Vent Rooflight AOV on our projects. We cannot fault the company for the service, communication and value for money.

Posted 1 year ago

Tom

Excellent products, great customer service and post sales support! Unfortunately the courier damaged our roof lights slightly, however EOS went above and beyond to rectify! Special mention to Natalie O’Hara in ops, she was so helpful, prompt and a real pleasure to deal with! Highly recommend EOS!

Posted 1 year ago

Anonymous

Great delivery, great product. Really helpful customer service to organise the delivery of the rooflight

Posted 1 year ago

Wayne

My Eos rooflight turned up on time as always, simple to install and looks great, throws so much light into what was a dark space, the quality of the rooflight is amazing, I will continue buying from Eos in the future,

Posted 1 year ago

Clive Woodford

The rooflights are a key feature externally of the property as they are prominent on the flat roof. They are angled by 15 degrees to allow the south facing sun to enter the house maximising natural light and also utilising any solar gain. The majority are triple glazed, with a couple of larger opening lights being double glazed. Internally they provide so much light and the light shafts are a characteristic of the internal architecture given that there are 15 within the house. The ordering and supply process was straightforward and installing them worked well with the pre-made upstands. All in all a very satisfactory and successful decision to select Eos rooflights.

Posted 1 year ago

Mr Jones

I was after rooflights with laminated glass and of good quality! I contacted EOS after seeing and viewing their products. They fitted the requirements. The service was first rate, nothing was a problem and the drawings to work before delivery excellent. Would highly recommend.

Posted 1 year ago