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Week Commencing 20th October 2014 – Velux Skylights

Posted on October 22, 2014

Location – Chingford, London

Hello from East London.   This week we are in a rather large house converted into stunning flats.  The top floor flat has two very old roof window skylights in place.  The sizes that were there, were 1340 x 1400 and 780 x 1400.  Our job was to replace them with Velux skylights.  the equivalent Velux skylights were GGL UK08 3050 (1340 x 1400) and GGL MK08 3050 (780 x 1400).

Lets get to work…

So our first job was to remove the roof window sashes (the glass part).

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Here is the sash of the bigger roof window removed

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After the sashes are removed, we have to remove the frames of the roof windows to enable us to install the frames of the new Velux skylights.  Here is an image of the smaller frame removed

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With the old roof windows completely removed, it is time to install the new Velux skylights.

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Mr Fitter hard at work, fixing the new frame into place.

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The all new frames of the Velux skylights are now in place and ready. The sashes need to be put in.  We also have blinds to install too.

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This is the sash of the smaller Velux skylight (GGL MK08 3050).  All ready to be installed.

Time to put the sashes into place and fit the blinds…

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That is the bigger window done.   The GGL UK08 3050.  Time to fit the blind to the smaller window, the GGL MK08 3050.

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All done.  They look lovely.

Do you have an old roof window which is in need of a replacement? Do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8551 5800 or checkout our range here

Week Commencing 15th September 2014 – Velux Skylights

Posted on September 15, 2014

Location – Crouch End, London

Apologies for the lack of recent postings. We have been re developing your all new installation service website.

In the meantime we have been taking many snaps. This week we install 2 Velux skylights into a top floor flat in the gorgeous area of Crouch End in North London.  We are fitting two sizes, one is 1140 x 1180 in white.  This is known as a GGU SK06 and the other is 780 x 1400 in white.  This is known as a GGU MK08.

There were no Velux skylights here before and the room was quite dark.  It was our job to let in the light!

Let’s get to work…

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Here we start to measure out where we will place the two windows.

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We then remove the plasterboard for the first opening.  This is for the smaller Velux skylight, the GGU MK08.

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We then remove the plasterboard for the second opening, this is for the larger Velux skylight, the GGU SK06.  We then commence removing the battens to enable us to bring the slates into the room and off the roof.

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The opening is now made for the GGU SK06 Velux skylight.

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We then make the opening for the GGU MK08 Velux skylight.

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Both openings are now formed for the Velux skylights.  Wow a lot more light in the room now!

A little more work to do still, we have to create frames for the openings, to fit the windows to.

Quick sandwich and back to work…

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1 Velux GGU SK06 and 1 Velux GGU MK08 installed.  We just have to put the window sashes in (the glass).

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They look beautiful.  A lot more light in now.  The customer got in a plasterer to make good the edges and then sent us pictures to put up here, see below the finished (pre-paint) article.

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A lovely job.  A dark living room in a top floor flat, now bright and airy.

If you would like a roof window installed in your home, why not check out our range, click here 

Week Commencing 1st April 2014 – Velux Roof Window

Posted on April 1, 2014

Location – East Finchley, London

This week we are heading to a beautiful part of London, on the boarders of the lovely Hampstead, we are in East Finchley.  Our job was to replace a very old skylight which in essence was just a piece of glass placed on a timber frame and sealed with lead.  We would have to carefully remove the glass, sheet by sheet.

The customer wanted us to install a white Velux (GGU) roof window.  Today we got to install the new generation Velux roof window.  It is a lovely roof window.

We get to work…

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Here is the old skylight in place.  Two sheets of glass placed on a timber frame.  We set out carefully taking it apart.

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First we removed the glass from the frame.  Once the glass is removed, we get to work removing the frame and lead to give us a nice level and clean canvass to work from.

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With the frame all removed, its time to install a new frame for the Velux roof window to fit too.  Keep in mind roof windows are not made to measure so we had to adapt the opening ever so slightly to accommodate the Velux rood window.  All that would be required after the job would be a very small amount of plaster and paint.

Time to create the new frame…

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As you can see its only a small amount of timber each side.  The frame is now done.  Let’s go and get the Velux roof window.

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Velux window, unboxed, frame ready, it’s time to install the skylight.

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Little look up at the sky prior to installation.  We now get to work installing the white Velux GGU roof window.

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We had to install a few new slates too..

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We then add the final touches to the installation

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All done, a brand new Velux skylight, supplied and professionally installed

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Do you have an old roof window? Velux or otherwise? do you have an old skylight which needs replacing? Let us quote, call us on 020 8551 5800.

Week Commencing 3rd February 2014 – Velux Skylight Replacement

Posted on February 3, 2014

Location – Kew, Surrey

Project – Velux Skylight Replacement

Hello from beautiful Surrey, this week we are paying a visit to a loft conversion done many years ago & has very old Velux skylights installed.  The glass has blown and the wood starting to rot.  We were called in to replace these with white Velux windows.  The current blackout blinds were also broken and would not open so this valued customer also wanted new Velux DKL blackout blinds installed.

Here is the current state of affairs:

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We set to work removing the Velux window sashes.  We start off by removing the sash from the larger Velux window.

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Once the sash is removed, we start removing the frame

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After the frame is removed, we then move over to the other window, the top hung fire escape Velux and start to remove the sash.

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After the sash is removed.  We then start to remove the frame.

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We then get the Velux skylight replacements ready for installation

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We first take the smaller window frame upstairs and start to install it.

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A quick moment to show off our latest fashion in the Loft Shop range.

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After the fashion show, we start to install the larger Velux skylight replacement.

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All done and securely in place.  We now add some final touches around the edges of the window to make it look nice.

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In go the sashes…

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Excellent, they look great!

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Time to fit the blinds, larger window first…

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Good job, now the top hung window…

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Excellent job Mr Fitter.  Let’s have a quick look at the windows with the blackout blinds closed.

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Superb, and one final look before we say thank you for all the tea and head home

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We are happy to undertake VELUX roof window replacements, re-glazing and repair work, contact us on 020 8551 5800 for any queries.  We are also VELUX registered 5* installers.

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Week Commencing 20th January 2014 – Velux Glass Replacement

Posted on January 23, 2014

Location – Poplar, East London

Project – Velux Glass Replacement

This week we are doing much needed maintenance work on a couple of VELUX skylights. The glass has blown and now needs replacing urgently. These were fairly large VELUX windows, today’s equivalent of GGL S06 windows.  Luckily enough these skylights were easily accessible from a beautiful roof terrace overlooking Canary Wharf.  It is time for the job of VELUX glass replacement.

We are going to replace two glass units, both very close to each other, however in separate rooms, here is the first one, very high up in this bedroom.

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We then make our way to the roof terrace and here are the two VELUX skylights, we need to replace these glazing units.

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We get to work on the Velux glass replacement….

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You will notice a grill behind the glass, we remove these at the end as the customer wanted to fit blinds too.  The grills were put there by a previous owner.

The glass is now removed on both the top and bottom windows

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We now get the new Velux glass ready to install.

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Here is another glance at the Velux windows with glazing removed

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Back to preparing the glass for installation

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We then start installing the new Velux glass replacements.

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The Velux windows are now re-glazed and have beautiful new clear class in them.

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The last job was to remove the grills that the previous homeowner has put it and put on new blinds.

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We are happy to undertake VELUX roof window replacements, re-glazing and repair work, contact us on 020 8551 5800 for any queries.  We are also VELUX registered 5* installers

Week Commencing 18th November 2013 – Velux Skylights

Posted on November 18, 2013

Location – Winchmore Hill, London

Good morning all.  Mid November now and we still had great weather to fit a VELUX skylight.  So we did.  Only thing is, this VELUX skylight was out of their standard range, it was a massive window.  It measures 1140mm in width and 1800mm in length.

Prior to this customer moving into their house, the last owner had fitted a DIY window onto the side of the roof, it was starting to cause mold and rot.  We had a big job to remove this skylight and tile around the roof as the new VELUX dimensions were never going to be exactly the same.  We also had to do some boxing in work on the inside too.  This would take a few days, so we got to work.

Day 1

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We had scaffolding put up for us, you can see the size of this DIY skylight on the side of the roof.  We had to remove this.  So we climb the scaffolding and get to work.

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Here is the current skylight.  You can see its in need of replacement.  So we start work removing it.

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Once the glass is all carefully removed, we have to remove the old timber.

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With the timber and glass removed, we are now down to roof level.  Believe it or not, this took most of the day so we have to fit a tarpaulin sheet to the opening to stop any overnight rain coming in.

For the remainder of the day, we worked on the inside by creating the frame for the new VELUX skylight to fit to.

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Where you see gaps on top of the timber beam and below, we box around those areas nicely.

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Day one all complete.  Old DIY skylight removed, tarpaulin secure, internal frame built. Tomorrow we install the VELUX.

See you in the morning…

Day 2

Good morning, the first thing we do this morning is remove the tarpaulin and where the frame is at the bottom, we put tiles up to the bottom.

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We then get the VELUX skylight out of the box, ready to bring to the roof for installation.

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A quick pose for the camera to show everyone how big this window is

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We now remove the sash from the frame and take the frame upstairs.

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With the frame now upstairs and ready to install, we then with much grunting, pull the frame to the roof.

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Phew! that was heavy.  Time to install onto the roof…

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Beautiful!!!

Once the window is secured into place, it is time to tile nicely around the window

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All done and looks great, one last look at the inside

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Looks brilliant on the inside, all nicely boxed in, only a little bit of paint needed.  One last look at the outside before we go home…

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Really good job, two good days of work.  If you would like your VELUX window installed or replaced by a VELUX 5* installer, please contact us on 020 8551 5800

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Week Commencing 11th November 2013 – Velux Skylights

Posted on November 12, 2013

Location – Chigwell, Essex

Today we are replacing 4 VELUX skylights in this loft bedroom.  The current VELUX skylights are very old and in desperate need of replacing.

This valued customer had not long prior to us coming, purchased blinds for these windows and had asked us to do our best to save the blinds… always at your service, lets see what we can do.

Let’s get to work…

Here is an image of two of the VELUX skylights.  The fitter gets to work on these two.  We wont bore you by showing you the process of each window as its the same, so we will show you as a whole job.

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The fitter opens the VELUX and removes the sash from the frame

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Once this is done, we get to work on the outside, removing the VELUX frame.

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VELUX frame removed.  We now have to install the new frame.

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The frame is in.  To give you an idea of how old the VELUX skylight was, here is a before and after shot, outside on the roof.

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Before

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After

So now the two on one side of the house are done, we go over to the other side of the house.

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The process will be the same, so here are the images of the process.

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All frames are now installed.  The next job will be to install the VELUX sash’s into place on all 4 skylights.

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Excellent, they look fantastic.  Now to do what we promised and that is to save the blinds.

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Windows and blinds installed, let’s take a look at the finished article…

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And just before we leave, one last look from the outside…

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If you would like your VELUX windows replaced by a VELUX 5* Installer please call us on 020 8551 5800
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Week Commencing 28th October 2013 – Easiway Loft Ladder

Posted on October 28, 2013

Location – Palmers Green, London

Today we are fitting the Easiway loft ladder, this product is an ideal product for simple basic storage and occasional use.

For this particular loft ladder, there is no need for any cutting in the ceiling, it’s a case of installing the loft ladder into your current hatch opening/hole.  Your home like most others probably has a hatch you push and to the side, for this loft ladder, we would hinge down the hatch and put a twist catch on it.  Sometimes we may need to install a new door as some doors are old and or are not suitable for the hinges.

Lets get to work…

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This is the current hatch.  As you can see its just a piece of timber that site on top of the hole (you are very likely to have a similar setup).

We remove the lid/hatch door and get the loft ladder ready for installation.

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Ok loft ladder out of its packing, prepared and ready to install.  We now start to install the Easiway loft ladder into the opening.

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We now have to fix the loft ladder into place.

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Now that the loft ladder is fixed into place, we check that it is secure and test that it is working correctly.

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Ok the loft ladder is secure and works great.  This particular customer is going to have a new hatch door fitted.  We get to work on cutting down a new hatch door.

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Once the new hatch door is cut to size, we take it back inside and check that its all ok.

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Fits like a glove!

Time to secure the new hatch door into place.

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We are done, lets go through the motions and demonstrate the loft ladder working.

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Open the door using the stock provided and placing the key into the twist catch

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The loft ladder is revealed.

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Use the same pole to pull the loft ladder down

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Take hold of the loft ladder and pull the next section down

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The loft ladder is down to the floor and ready to climb

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The Easiway loft ladder is an ideal loft ladder to use once in a while for basic access to the loft. If you would like to have a loft ladder installed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  Alternatively you can click here to fill out the form and we shall call you to arrange a date of installation.

Week Commencing 14th October 2013 – Velux Skylight

Posted on October 14, 2013

Location – Winchmore Hill, London

While the sun is still out, we were called in to replace a very old roof window.  The pre-existing roof window had broken hinges and rotting timber.  The window would not even close and was letting in a terrible draft.

The new VELUX we are installing is a GGL U08 3059.  This is a size of 1340mm x 1400mm, so its a big window.

No time to waste, time to get to work…

As you can see from images below, the pre-existing skylight was in a terrible state.

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As you can see, this skylight had to be changed, there was no chance of repair, let’s also have a look from the outside.

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So we get to work, stripping the tiles off of the roof.  We then remove the window sash from the frame

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We then remove the frame from the roof

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We then ensure the opening is all neat and tidy and ready for the velux skylight.  We then get the velux out of the box and prepare it for installation

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We take the window sash out of the velux skylight and take the frame up to the loft, ready for installation.

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It is now time to install the frame

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Screw the frame into place and…

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The frame is installed.  We now need to apply the flashing kit around the velux skylight

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Once the flashing kit is in place, it is time to re-tile around the skylight

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Ok tiling is done and looks great

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All we have to do now is to install the sash

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And a quick glance at the inside

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Fantastic job.  Do you have a roof window which is in need to replacing? do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8551 5800.

Week Commencing 16th September 2013 – Velux Skylight

Posted on September 16, 2013

Location – East Barnet, Hertfordshire

Today we have two jobs to do in this one loft.  We will be replacing two big VELUX skylights, they are VELUX S06 size which is 1140 x 1180.  These windows were damaged, worse for wear and glazing broken, they are in desperate need of replacement.

The current VELUX skylights are timber and the customer wanted them replaced with white windows.

The second job in this loft was to open up the hallway to light.  It was a very dark hallway, so we are going to create a hole in the roof and put in a white VELUX skylight C04 which is 550 x 980.

Let’s get to work…

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This is job one, to replace these two VELUX skylights, as you can see from the images, they are in desperate need of replacement.

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This is job two, its a dark hallway and really needs some light coming in over the staircase.

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We started by removing the sashes from the frames of the old roof windows.

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We then started to create the hole for the new roof window.

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We removed the tiles from the outside to be able to install the new VELUX skylight.

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We then removed the frames of the old VELUX skylights.

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Now both openings are ready to install the three new VELUX skylights.

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We get the two replacements windows ready…

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We then get the new window ready…

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We then start to install all three roof windows.

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The new C04 (550 x 980) white VELUX skylight is now installed…

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So much more light is coming into that hallway now, it looks great.  Now let’s finish off the replacement skylights…

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Wow, they look a million dollars! great job.  If you have an old VELUX skylight which needs replacing, please click here and fill out the form or call us on 020 8551 5800 for more information.