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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.

Posted on March 5, 2014

Location – Basildon, Essex

This week we are visiting a home which had a large (very large) skylight in their kitchen.  It must have been there since the house was built.  The skylight was just several sheets of glass encased in lead.  We would have to remove the sheets of glass (carefully) and bring in the frame slightly.  The reason for this is because no roof window on the market had a product which was the exact size.  Fakro roof windows however had a product which was very close, there would be a little bit of frame work to do but nothing that can not be made “pretty” afterwards with a bit of plasterboard.

We get to work…


Here is the current product, the glass has blown and it is leaking and being in the kitchen, you can imagine, this is not pleasant for the home owners.


We then very carefully remove the glass, we had to be slow and careful as they were big sheets of glass.


We then prepare the opening for the Fakro roof window.


After the opening was prepared for the Fakro roof window, we then get the frame ready.

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The frame is now ready to install the Fakro roof windows.


We then commence work on installing the Fakro roof windows.  You can see these are quite large.


The Fakro roof windows are now in place, now its time to put the window sashes into place.


All done and fitted, one skylight replaced with two lovely Fakro roof windows.  All that is needed now is a little cosmetic work (plasterboard and plastering)

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.

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.


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


We get to work on the Velux glass replacement….


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.


Here is another glance at the Velux windows with glazing removed


Back to preparing the glass for installation

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We then start installing the new Velux glass replacements.


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