4 Ways to Introduce Natural Light Into Your House Extension

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Matthew Charlton | 17/08/18

Extending your property could reduce the amount of natural light into your rooms, especially if these are now situated in the middle of your house. Therefore, it’s essential to think about how you’re going to allow natural light into your house. It’s considered that you gain 60% more natural light through horizontal windows such as skylights, structural glazing and roof lanterns than you do vertically placed windows.

1.Skylights
The versatility of these products allow them to be placed in multiple areas, free up wall space and as they can be custom designed they can often fit most budgets. They can bring natural light into your home in a number of different ways, over a new kitchen extension, within your living space, above a staircase, in a bathroom or bring light into a loft conversion.

2. Roof Lanterns
Ideal for flat roof extensions as they not only provide a huge amount of light, roof lanterns additionally create a great feature to a room. Often utilised in traditional styles of architecture such as Victorian house extensions as they tend to complement traditional styles.

3. Structural Glazing
Give an ordinary space a modern and bright feel with the inclusion of structural glazing. Not only does structural glazing provide more light and views into a space, it also provides a great perspective of the indoor/outdoor integration.

4. Glazed Link
A seamless brick or tiled link to your new house extension is not always required. Express the architectural story of your property by utilising a glazed link to show a clear definition between the old and the new. Usage of a glazed link not only provides a feature point, giving a contemporary feel, it also allows natural light to flood in to an area that otherwise would be dark.

Our team of experts at Upright Construction can help you decide on the best option for you when planning your home extension or new house build project. Click here to view some examples of our recent work or alternatively contact a member of our team on 01737 245040 who will be more than happy to discuss your project with you.

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