Rooflights: Your Questions Answered!

a duo of rooflights in a loft bedroom
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Rooflights are an attractive prospect for self builders and renovators who are looking at ceiling glazing as a way to bring more natural light into their homes. 

Whether used as part of an extension, loft conversion or just to upgrade an existing space, rooflights (also called roof windows and skylights) are ideal for introducing light into spaces where conventional vertical windows can't be installed, whether that's for functional or aesthetic reasons. 

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Mark Brinkley

Mark is the author of the ever-popular Housebuilder’s Bible and an experienced builder. The Housebuilder’s Bible is the go-to hardback for self builders; originally published in 1994, it is updated every two years with up-to-date build costs and information on planning and building regulations, and is currently in its 14th reiteration.

He has written for publications such as Homebuilding & Renovating for over three decades. An experienced self builder, his latest self build, a contemporary eco home built to Passivhaus principles, was created on a tight urban brownfield plot.