Monthly Archives: April 2014

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…


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


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.


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..


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.

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