UK: Roof Windows: Roof Window Manufacturers & Suppliers
ABOUT ROOF WINDOWS
Roof windows are specially designed to be fitted into sloping roofs to provide light and ventilation into attic rooms. The most common type is the centre pivot roof window; the window itself is balanced, and can easily be adjusted to control the flow of air into the room. Some models allow the window to be rotated through 180 degrees, so that the outside of the class can be cleaned from within the room. Conservation models are designed to blend with traditional roofs. Framless models give a modern, minimalist look. Fitted blinds are available, which can provide total blackout. Leading UK suppliers of roof windows are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.
LEADING ROOF WINDOW MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS
Velux: Roof Windows. The Velux company began in Denmark in 1941 when Villum Kann Rasmussen for saw the opportunity for developing cheap, useful living space under the sloping roofs of houses. He developed the first roof window, and invented the name Velux. Many developments in flashings, decoration, and sun-screening products have followed, so that Velux now take its products to every market in the world where they can find sloping roofs. In addition to its original Centre-Pivot design, the range of Velux roof windows now includes: Top Hung Roof Windows, Electric Roof Windows, Vertical Combination Roof Windows, Roof Terrace Windows (where a top hung upper element and a side-hung lower element produce a doorway to the outside terrace), the Cabrio balcony system, and Flat Roof Windows. The Cabrio balcony system fits snugly to the roof when closed, but becomes an instant balcony in seconds when the roof window is opened.
Rooflight Company: Roof Windows. Founded in 1993 by architect Peter King RIBA, the Rooflight Company specialises in the manufacture of roof windows. Its Conservation Rooflight is a low profile skylight which combines high technical performance with an authentic traditional appearance. It is favoured by English Heritage, the National Trust and conservation officers. It is available in a wide range of standard sizes and can be made to order in custom sizes. The Studio roof window range is based on the Conservation Rooflight, but allows for larger runs of roof windows divided by slim glazing bars. The Rooflight Company's Neo Frameless roof window has flush edge-to-edge glazing, giving a frameless, minimalist appearance in which the clean lines merge unobtrusively with the roof. The Neo Frameless roof window can be provided with electrical operation, and with a range of blinds including the Dual Pleat blind which provides total blackout.
Fakro: Roof Windows. Fakro, based in Nowy Sacz, Poland, is a leading European manufacturer of roof windows, employing more than 2500 people. It estimates that it has a 15% share of the global roof window market. The Fakro UK operation is based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Fakro produces five types of roof window: Top Hung & Centre Pivot Roof Windows, Centre Pivot Roof Windows, High Pivot Roof Windows, Conservation Roof Windows, and Flat Roof Systems. Fakro roof windows are made of pine, which is vacuum impregnated, and coated with three coats of acrylic lacquer, or with four coats of white polyurethane varnish. The most popular type of Fakro roof window is the Centre Pilot Roof Window. The window can be easily adjusted to control the flow of air into the room, and can be rotated through 180 degress to allow the outside surface to be cleaned from within the room.
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