Changing your attic can be the ideal way to add extra space to your home. Not only can it save you from the turmoil of moving homes, but it can also add value to your property.
Improving your lighting and ventilation is very important in ensuring that the conversion of your attic into the room you expect, and the installation of Velux windows can turn a dark attic into a beautiful, usable space filled with potential.
Installing a Velux window is arguably best left to a professional roofer! However, if you want to go alone, here are some tips that can help:
The first decision you need to make is the window size you need and the preferred positioning for the window. You can navigate various online sources and find more about Velux window installation
It is very important that the dimensions for the opening on your roof are measured precisely. To create openings for your new window, you must remove the blackboard or tile from the appropriate roof area and cut the rafters underneath.
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It’s important to ensure that you have enough support between the floor and the roof beam to hold the load until the cross beams (also known as dwang) are cut and installed.
The smallest of Velux window ranges can usually be installed between rolls without having to cut beams. If the window is bigger, it is advisable to consult a structural engineer; drawings can be easily provided and it costs between £ 100 and £ 200.
- Your Velux window must be laid flat to be opened and opened carefully
- You must remove the glass from the frame to fit; do this by pushing 2 small pins located on the hinges
- Mount the bracket to the 4 corners of the window frame using the screw provided