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Roof Windows in Architecture


DMD Architecture recently attended a CPD event at Sun Square which enabled us to tour the factory and see how rooflights / windows are constructed. Whether it is a new build, extension, loft conversion or retro-fit rooflights are a fantastic addition to any project.

Roof windows can add extra light to any room or loft space. The great thing about roof windows is that you can let both light and fresh air in when you open them, which improves ventilation within your room. Many flat roof rooflights are fixed providing a light source only but opening roof windows can be specified.

When choosing the roof window for your room or loft conversion, you need to consider the space you have. It is important to choose the correct position both visually and to gain maximum light back into the room.

The inside of the roof window frame can be crafted with a variety of materials such as timber, UPVC and aluminium. Whichever you choose make sure it fits to the existing surroundings, or with good thoughtful design a contrasting material often works really well. There are various glass options to consider such as double or triple glazing, toughened safety glass or even obscure for extra privacy.

Quite often roof windows are high up, out of reach. They can be controlled manually by a pole system or electronically by either remote control or wall mounted switch.

The outside of the frames can be made from strong aluminum to withstand the weather – taking into account our glorious British Summer! Some roof windows are available with separate insulation collars that have a vapour barrier and prevent heat loss. On the more high quality windows these collars come as standard and are factory fitted.

We at DMD Architecture can design and advise on your roof windows offering professional guidance and advice. Please contact us at DMD Architecture for a free no obligation consultation.

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