The Ultimate Guide To Eden’s Skylight Range

Most of us will openly admit that getting up in the morning is made easier when the sun is shining. There is no question too that the transmission of natural light throughout the house makes home living more enjoyable.

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It gives us an instant lift and energises our whole being, but this only happens if the light of the sun has a route inside. That route can be provided by a Skylight, a product that we specialise in fitting.

Never heard of a Skylight before?

This may be because some suppliers will refer to a Skylight as a rooflight or roof window, but they’re all essentially the same thing – a window set in a roof or ceiling at the same angle.

Its purpose is to maximise the amount of natural light that enters into a room or living space. Research has shown that a skylight can entice in three times as much sunlight as a similarly sized vertical windows.

The positioning of a Skylight is key though as you want to avoid it overheating a room. Most are fixed in a northern or eastern facing position.

Areas where you may fit a skylight:

  • Bathroom – (your privacy will still remain intact unless somebody decides to climb up on the roof)
  • Kitchen – (for those who want to cook in a bright and vibrant atmosphere)
  • Bedroom – (blackout blinds can be used for shutting off the light brought in by the skylight once the sun rises)
  • Attic – (increasing numbers of people use their attic as a base for working from home)
  • Orangery – (your extension will stay illuminated throughout the day and somehow feel extra spacious)

Planning Permission for Skylights

The insertion of Skylights (rooflights, roof windows) is classed as a permitted development and does not require planning permission if the following limits and conditions are met:

  • Any alteration to project no more than 150 millimetres from the existing roof plane.
  • No alteration to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • Side facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.

The above only applies to houses. A skylight is NOT a permitted development for:

  • Flats and maisonettes
  • Converted houses or houses created through the permitted development rights to change use
  • Other buildings
  • Areas where there may be a planning condition, Article 4 Direction or other restriction that limits permitted development rights.

The sky’s the limit at Eden

We have a wide choice of Skylights at Eden Windows for those wanting to see their home in a whole new light.

Get a FREE quote now for your favourite.



Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Gillingham Showroom in Kent, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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