Monthly Archives: February 2014

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:


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


Once the sash is removed, we start removing the frame


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.



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!


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.


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


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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