HOUSE
DESIGN & RENOVATION
IN LONDON

Skylights

Want more illumination? Extra views? Increased warmth/ventilation? Flat roof skylight windows can provide all this. And London-based construction firm Fittra will get the job done, whatever your requirements. Let the light shine in on your house with the right choice for you.

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Reasons to buy roof light windows

Living in the UK means cold, grey winters, but roof lights help transform your house during those dreary months. Benefits include:

  • Increased brightness: north/east placement brings in consistent light without much heat
  • Extra warmth: positioned south- or west-facing, the sun’s energy warms the room on cold days
  • Additional ventilation: vented options allow heat to escape, cooling down rooms on hot days
  • Better energy efficiency: additional light reduces use of electric bulbs; solar gain decreases gas/electric heating usage; a ventilating rooflight lessens the need for air conditioning/fans
  • Capturing views: the top of the house often harbours the best vistas, like the sea on the horizon or rolling hills – imagine laying in bed staring at the stars
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Skylights for flat roofs: options

When planning your flat rooflight, think about the following factors:

  • Material:
    • Glass: attractive, clear, scratch-free, various sizes, choose tempered for safety
    • Plastic: lightweight, durable, affordable, standard sizing, many shapes
  • Mechanism: fixed/vented
  • Size: standard/bespoke
  • Position: massive impact on solar gain
    • North/east: primarily no direct sunlight
    • South//west: direct sunlight
  • Shade: blinds/louvers essential to control direct sunlight in summer to reduce heat and bleaching of flooring/furniture, or block out early morning sun in bedrooms
  • Glazing: single/double/triple, insulated low-e glass with argon gas between panes, which is twice as insulating as dual-glazing
  • Style: barrel, bubble, dormer, flat, pyramid, ridge, round
  • Maintenance: easy to clean is vital when views are involved
  • Slope: a sloping roof (rather than flat) requires careful planning and sizing considerations – manufacturers have recommendation charts
  • Permission: building permits may be required, installation must meet codes for load/ wind resistance/etc – we deal with this on your behalf
  • Rating: manufacturers provide numeric measurements for these terms:
    • R-value: glazing’s insulation (resistance to heat flow); higher = better
    • U-value: flow rate from each side (minus solar gain) of glazing/frame; lower = more resistance to heat flow
    • UV blockage: approximate percentage of ultraviolet rays blocked by glazing
    • VLT: Visible Light Transmittance; higher = more natural light (tinted glazing blocks glare and has low VLT)
    • Shading coefficient: solar heat gain through glass; lower = lower gain

Why choose Fittra to install skylights for flat roofs

We have many years experience fitting skylights in London and the UK, working with major suppliers across this country and Europe to provide the best products for your project.

Our professional team works with you throughout, sticking to your budget, advising every step of the way, to make it a stress-free, enjoyable experience.

To discuss possibilities and cost of rooflights for flat roofs, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

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In the end you will get

A high-end product delivered on time and on budget!

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Ealing

“Fittra completed a rear extension, loft conversion and full refurbishment of our house in Ealing late last year. This included new bathrooms, heating system (including underfloor heating), electrics and plumbing. When obtaining quotes, Fittra’s prices were in the middle of the three companies who came back to us with costs, but the fact that it was fully itemised (unlike the other costs we received) gave us piece of mind that we knew exactly what we were getting for our money. “Read More

Wandsworth

“Can’t speak highly enough of Fittra and the job they did. They completed a rear extension, side return and loft extension and pretty much a full refurbishment of our house and garden in SW London. They not only did an incredible job, but they were also great to work with too. Vadym and Ivan’s team were incredibly efficient and hardworking and really amenable and collaborative. I have recommended them to a few friends subsequently, and will continue to do so.”

Hanwell, New build

Team at Fittra possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent contractor: they know their market extremely well; they are diligent, responsive, and yet very understanding with their clients. They are very professional and offer cost saving alternatives when possible. The thing that has impressed me the most is the professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness of all the workers.

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Isleworth

“We did our house fully renovation last year July 2019 – December 2019 with Fittra. We are very pleased with the results – our new kitchen (rear extension with lantern roof light), loft conversion, hardwood flooring, underfloor heating, tiling and etc.. Ivan and his team are truly professional. They finished the job with timely manner and customer satisfaction. Their breakdown quotes are easy to understand and easy to work with. We are highly recommended for Ivan, Igor and the team. Great job!!!”

OUR PROJECTS
Ealing
Ealing

This project focused on renovating the terraced house by adding a rear extension and converting the loft. Two large skylights were installed to brighten up the living area and a new bedroom with en-suite shower created on the top floor. The extension added space to the side and rear of the property; this allowed for […]

Wandsworth
Wandsworth

The client chose us for this Wandsworth property to complete a house renovation, an L-shape dormer loft conversion as well as a wraparound ground floor extension. Open plan kitchen was created to maximise the living space and modern design gave it a gorgeous look. Our team added new sky lights over the kitchen island to […]

Wandsworth House
Wandsworth House

We provided design, engineering, construction and project management on this exciting renovation in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The project consisted of a two-storey extension, a brand new, bespoke open plan kitchen; new windows throughout, a new bathroom, stairway, complete plumbing and electrical, and enhanced lighting throughout and a rear-facing bay window.

Hanwell, New build
Hanwell, New build

We completed this substantial and ambitious new build in march 2019. With a large rear garden and extensive parking, the home makes perfect use of its natural space. A bespoke kitchen, with direct access to the garden, is one of the home’s standout features, as are the luxury bathrooms. The first floor features three spacious […]

Richmond renovation
Richmond renovation

This classic 1960s house in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames required modernisation through a complete renovation.We worked closely with the client to create a new contemporary space that gave the residents more space and improved facilities while seamlessly blended in with the local area.

Isleworth
Isleworth

The client decided on full renovation of this detached bungalow. Our team built a rear extension with lantern roof light and converted the attic into the living space. They also added 2 new bathrooms to the property, installed underfloor heating throughout the house, changed the entire plumbing and rewired all electric systems. During the final […]

Acton
Acton

We recently completed the full refurbishment of this stunning home in Acton, West London. The extensive project included a brand new open plan kitchen with natural light coming from a huge bespokely designed skylight.   The project also included a new loft dormer, a completely new roof, two bathrooms, brand new electrics and a state-of-the-art […]

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