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VELUX Roof Window Buying Guide


Who are VELUX?

You dont have to be a Builder, Roofer or Tradesperson to have heard of VELUX. VELUX are a Danish company (VELUX Group is headquartered in Hørsholm, Denmark.) that originally started out manufacturing Roof Windows but have been growing for more than 75 years and now specializes in all type of Rooflights and Skylights. Their products include roof windows and modular skylights, as well as a range of decorative elements, blinds, roller shutters, installation solutions and remote controls. for their patented Integra Electric windows.

For over 75 years the VELUX Group has designed and developed fantastic living environments by bringing natural daylight and fresh air into people's homes all over the world. VELUX Windows help create a bright, healthy and energy-efficient places to live, work, learn and play.

The VELUX Group has manufacturing warehouses and sales offices in over 40 countries around the globe, with a huge distribution network.

To date, VELUX has 17 manufacturing outlets in 9 countries, as well as sales outlets in 40 countries. This huge network means their products are widely available to both Homeowners and Trade.

VELUX currently employ over 10,000 people!

So it's easy to see just why VELUX is the biggest name in the building trade.

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What are VELUX INTEGRA Roof Windows?

What are VELUX INTEGRA Roof Windows?

You may have heard or seen the words VELUX INTEGRA® while browsing our site. VELUX INTEGRA® are electric and solar powered roof windows, available across a large range of their products.

If you are wanting the best in comfort, then VELUX INTEGRA® is your answer. Their innovative system of windows, blinds and shutters allows you to open and close with a click of a button. This includes Wall Switches and Remote Control. With the wall switch ore remotr control, you can reach every window easier and faster.

'Couldn't be any easier', I hear you say! Well, it can! You can now upgrade your VELUX INTEGRA® skylights with VELUX ACTIVE!

VELUX ACTIVE is the ultimate choice for fresh air and better indoor comfort. It allows for better home security as with one single touch you can close all your roof windows at the same time.
And dont worry, there is no risk of rain entering - the rain sensor closes your windows for you in case you forget.

All VELUX INTEGRA® windows are suitable for roof pitches between 15° and 90°

There's more? What else could a roof window possibly do?

VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO indoor climate control creates a healthier indoor climate in your home; automatically. Special sensors measure the temperature, CO2 levels and humidity and operate your VELUX INTEGRA® roof windows, blinds and shutters accordingly! Incredible!

Imagine your roof windows automatically letting in fresh air when you need it. Your blinds automatically lowering on a hot afternoon to keep your home comfortable. When leaving, you could close all your roof windows with a single touch. This, and much more, is possible with the VELUX INTEGRA® system, which is available at The Skylight Company.

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VELUX Conservation Windows

VELUX Conservation Windows

VELUX Conservation Windows blend perfectly into the roof of your old building with a vertical centre bar and black finish exterior. All VELUX conservation roof windows have all of the high quality features of a VELUX roof window in a traditional black conservation style. No matter what type of glazing you choose, you'll have the added benefit of energy efficiency and all the features you'd expect.

Our product pages will give you a complete run-down of the features, but here are some anyway!

- Available in either centre-pivot or top-hung opening.
- Black external profiles and glazing bar.
- Recessed installation possible for slate and tile roofs.
- Rotates 180° for easy cleaning of the outer pane.
- Insulation collar and Underfelt collar included in all conservation packages

Conservation Roof Windows are the perfect solution for your period property. If you are living in an area of protected beauty or of historical importance, this serves to protect the aesthetics of the area and the value of its properties.

The requirements of conservation officers throughout the country differ and the black finish featured on our conservation packages may not be required in your area.

Consult your local council or architect to see if you can create a traditional appearance by adding a glazing bar to a standard VELUX roof window with grey exterior.

This will allow you to take advantage of the full range of window styles and sizes available, such as INTEGRA® electric roof windows, or windows with maintenance free white polyurethane internal finish. As with our standard conservation packages, a more traditional appearance can also be achieved by installing the window deeper in the roofline with the use of VELUX recessed flashing kits in addition to the optional glazing bar.

Simply select your preferred VELUX roof window, along with the appropriate flashing kit for your roofing material and add one or more conservation glazing bars in the corresponding size.

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VELUX Roof Window Codes

VELUX Roof Windows - Understand Your VELUX Window Size & Code

Did you know that every VELUX rooflight made after 1968 will have a data plate attached to it, which gives exact information about the model. VELUX has created its own personalized stamp which consists of codes that will tell you exactly what type of window/rooflight you have.

This will help massively when choosing to add a blind, replace glazing or add an accessory as it will save you time trying to figure out what type of window you have.

Can't see it? You'll find it in the right corner of the top sash, behind the ventilation flap. VELUX has kindly created a video to help show you, you can watch this below.

So now you know exactly what VELUX window you have and now you can get the perfect fitting VELUX Blinds, replacement glazing, accessories or a replacement window.

For a more information on VELUX Window Sizes, please see the guide here:
VELUX Window Sizes

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