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Skylights for Flat Roofs

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Skylights for Flat Roofs

Here at Rooflights & Roof Lanterns, we know how important it is to have the perfect skylight for a flat roof. After all, not everyone has a traditional pitched roof on their home or office. That’s why we strive to offer the largest selection of skylights for every need.

With a skylight for flat roof, you can enjoy the benefits of natural light and ventilation while keeping your roof in top condition. Order today and find out why Rooflights & Roof Lanterns are the first choice in skylights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Us for Skylights for Flat Roofs?

At Rooflights & Roof Lanterns, we strive to provide quality products and services to all our customers. We want every customer to experience the benefits that our skylights and rooflights provide. For example: Easy Installation - Gone are the days of struggling to install a skylight on your flat roof. We have designed our products with easy installation in mind, so anyone can do it. What’s more, we include detailed instructions with every product. Bespoke Products - If you can’t find the perfect skylight to meet your needs, we have a range of bespoke products that are built to suit. So you can enjoy the perfect fit for any flat roof structure—and more. Full Warranty - We offer full warranties on all our products, giving you peace of mind with every purchase. Nationwide Delivery - We deliver our rooflights and skylights to all parts of the UK, so you can get your product where you need it—no matter how remote. Huge Selection - Our selection is one of the largest in the UK, so you’re guaranteed to find something that meets your needs. And if you aren’t sure what you need, just ask. Our experienced team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

What is a skylight?

A skylight is the most basic type of roof window. They are a simple pane of glass set into the roof at the same angle as the roof. They can be installed on flat roofs but are most often seen on pitched roofs. Skylights can be installed on almost any home that has enough available roof area and that has a space below the roof that could benefit from more natural light. Skylights are usually fixed, that is they do not open, although they often have either manually or electrically operated blinds installed along with them that allow the homeowner to block the sun on particularly hot days.

What’s the difference between a skylight and a rooflight?

The differences between a rooflight and a skylight are subtle but important. Like skylights, rooflights can be installed on flat or pitched roofs. But unlike skylights rooflights are typically raised above the level of the roof, sometimes by a significant amount. This is an important consideration when you are weighing which type of roof window will look best on your home. 

Do I need planning permission to install flat skylights?

In most cases, you will not need to obtain planning permission to install flat skylights. Planning permission only comes into play if the roof window - be it a skylight, rooflight or roof lantern - protrudes above the established roof line. Because flat skylights do not protrude above the established roof line you will not need planning permission for them. However, if the building in question is in a conservation area or is a listed building you will in all likelihood need permission.

How do I obtain planning permission?

If you need to obtain planning permission the process is fairly straightforward: Obtain a planning permission form from your local authority and fill it out. There is typically a £60 fee involved.Submit plans detailing how the flat skylights will be installed.Submit any supporting documents the local authority requests.Wait 6 - 8 weeks for the local authority to approve or disapprove your application.

Do you offer an installation service?

We do not currently offer an installation service for our skylights and rooflights. However, in order to facilitate the installation process for our valued customers we provide comprehensive installation instructions for every type of rooflight, skylight and roof lantern we sell. In addition, our customer care representatives are always here for you to provide advice on selecting a contractor to install your skylights.

Order Today

Make Rooflights & Roof Lanterns your first choice in skylights and rooflights for flat roofs today. Enjoy the benefits of natural light and ventilation while keeping your roof in top condition—with our help. Shop online or contact us to find out more.