Posted on December 2, 2014

Location – Leyton, London

As the holiday season approaches and the rain sets in, we are cutting back on the Velux skylight installations but we are installing many loft ladders.  However we still managed to get in a few and this week is no exception.

This week we changing an old Velux skylight.  An old Velux GGL U08 is currently in place.  The Velux skylight was a little worse for wear, a new one was desperately needed.  We are going to replace the U08 with a new generation Velux GGL UK08.

So let’s get to work…

This is the old Velux skylight (GGL U08) in place.


Here it is open…


The first job is to remove the old sash from the roof window frame.


The next job is to remove the old Velux skylight frame itself.


After the Velux skylight frame is removed we start to install the new frame for the new generation GGL UK08.


So now the frame for the new generation roof window is installed, see image below…


The new roof window is nicely installed.  The next job would be to put the sash into place.  If you are not aware, the sash is basically the part which houses the glass and opens and closes.

7_new_UK04_sash_installed 8_all_new_velux_UK04_installed

This looks really nice, a massive improvement to how the old roof window was.  We now install a DKL blackout blind…


All done, another old Velux roof window replaced.  If you want your old roof window replaced (regardless of brand) please contact us on 020 8551 5800.