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What Is the Most Common Size of Rooflights?

What Is the Most Common Size of Rooflights?

If you are purchasing rooflights for the first time, it’s important to know what size will best fit the design of your property.

Here at Natralight we specialise in a wide range of rooflights including curved glass, sliding and flat fixed versions just to name a few.

Calculating the Best Size of Rooflight for Your Home

If you want to know how big your rooflight needs to be, the best way to begin is by calculating the prospective roof opening.

As a homeowner, it’s best to consult an architect as you will need to consider factors such as the external kerb and upstand.

Natralight offers a bespoke rooflight service, meaning we can design roof glazing to be as big or small as you need.

You won’t require planning permission providing – 

The skylight doesn’t protrude more than 150 millimetres above the existing roof plane

It isn’t higher than the highest part of the roof and doesn’t stand above the roof ridge

It’s important to choose a skylight that will offer the perfect balance between adding significant light to your rooms below without offering overexposure to UV light.

Measuring a Rooflight

Rooflights aren’t measured based on the size of the hole in the roof but the internal opening to the edge of the external upstand.

The upstand plays a key role in your glazing fitting well into your roof as it creates enough height from the roof surface and sufficient pitch for water to run off.

Go Bespoke for Rooflights from Natralight

Choosing a bespoke size of rooflight will add interest and intrigue to your property plus all of our designs come with a five-year glass warranty and quick delivery times.

Using the latest CAD software our team of highly skilled designers will create something that will add considerable value to your property.

Contact Us to Discuss Rooflights

From our base in West Bromwich, West Midlands Natralight have been providing roof and structural glazing solutions for customers right across the country (including high profile projects in London) for over 30 years.

If you’d like to know more about all our products, please get in touch today.