Velux Roof Window @ £208 inc Voucher + 5% Quidco at Wickes
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Velux Roof Window @ £208 inc Voucher + 5% Quidco at Wickes

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Found 12th Aug 2012
Branded and & quality speaks for it self.

Cheapest deal by far.

Screen price is £229 but with 10% voucher code WKSDE3 price is down to £208 + 5% Quidco +Free next day delivery.

Velux also has 10 year gaurantee.

You may also want to consider the "Flashing Kit" which also attracts 10% discount

You have to be quick as voucher code expires Sunday midnight.

Various sizes are available, but the one I am buying is this :

Centre pivot Velux roof window with high quality pine finish. High insulation value delivers excellent energy saving and complies with Building Regulations

Size (WxH): 780 x 980mm
Type: Centre Pivot Roof Window
Brand: Velux
Glazing Type: Double glazed with toughened outer pane
Weight: 31.45kg
Guarantee: 10 Years

43 Comments

What else do you need to do to your roof to be able to fit one of these, is it didn't lot of work and money?

Does the 'flashing kit' consist of a mac and trouser legs lol?

This size would require you to cut rafters so you can construct a square shape to accept given size, felt would be trimmed on this, and there are different flashing kits to suite slate or tile, I charge about 200 Labour depending on a number of factors Inc safety, access and roof pitch etc

Typey1

This size would require you to cut rafters so you can construct a square … This size would require you to cut rafters so you can construct a square shape to accept given size, felt would be trimmed on this, and there are different flashing kits to suite slate or tile, I charge about 200 Labour depending on a number of factors Inc safety, access and roof pitch etc



So about £500 for everything?

You should also use scaffolding this could be around 150 upwards

Typey1

You should also use scaffolding this could be around 150 upwards


Should.

Typey1

You should also use scaffolding this could be around 150 upwards



Absolutely no Need for scaffolding. These can be fitted working totally from the inside of the building

and Labour charges will vary, personally I'm happy with 200 and usually the cut rafter is used to make the box section

you can pop the window into frame from inside but to cut your felt and batten and do a good job you've got to get out there Mr useless 57

If you cut a rafter, wouldnt that weaken the roof? Only saying that cause I have a timber structure house with quite a lot of weight up in the loft -dont want it to cave in!

This this the same Velux window by the look of it - add vat to it & it's £197. They have 4 branches in & around London area. If you can't manage to fetch them yourself, delivery is £10 i think. Just seen it by doing a quick google search, no idea what they're like.

So the Wickes deal is hardly "the cheapest deal by far" as stated in deal details

link

Edited by: "shepherdess" 12th Aug 2012

splatsplatsplat

If you cut a rafter, wouldnt that weaken the roof? Only saying that cause … If you cut a rafter, wouldnt that weaken the roof? Only saying that cause I have a timber structure house with quite a lot of weight up in the loft -dont want it to cave in!

after cutting rafter making the box ties the load to surrounding rafters but not quite as strong as original structure

Typey1

you can pop the window into frame from inside but to cut your felt and … you can pop the window into frame from inside but to cut your felt and batten and do a good job you've got to get out there Mr useless 57


just fitted a velux two days ago ..... its entirely done from the inside . there is no need whatsoever to work from the roof . all one does is stand on some steps with your upper body sticking out the new window space and having access to all the outside work .
if you want to do it prperly , you should fit an velux insulation collar first and then the window frame pops into this .
here some links that will give you the EXACT way to fit the window .
http://www.velux.co.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/_PDF-Documents/Installation%20instructions/450675-1008_BDX.pdf
velux.co.uk/en-…pdf
youtube.com/wat…ted

cadmus

just fitted a velux two days ago ..... its entirely done from the … just fitted a velux two days ago ..... its entirely done from the inside . there is no need whatsoever to work from the roof . all one does is stand on some steps with your upper body sticking out the new window space and having access to all the outside work . if you want to do it prperly , you should fit an velux insulation collar first and then the window frame pops into this . here some links that will give you the EXACT way to fit the window .http://www.velux.co.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/_PDF-Documents/Installation%20instructions/450675-1008_BDX.pdfhttp://www.velux.co.uk/en-GB/Documents/Installation%20instructions%20pdf/GGL%20451794-0309.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgtv-VLwXU4&feature=related


cadmus

just fitted a velux two days ago ..... its entirely done from the … just fitted a velux two days ago ..... its entirely done from the inside . there is no need whatsoever to work from the roof . all one does is stand on some steps with your upper body sticking out the new window space and having access to all the outside work . if you want to do it prperly , you should fit an velux insulation collar first and then the window frame pops into this . here some links that will give you the EXACT way to fit the window .http://www.velux.co.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/_PDF-Documents/Installation%20instructions/450675-1008_BDX.pdfhttp://www.velux.co.uk/en-GB/Documents/Installation%20instructions%20pdf/GGL%20451794-0309.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgtv-VLwXU4&feature=related

This video doesn't show the DIY'er smashi smashing a hole through the roof potentially very dangerous however careful and damaging batten's that can only be replaced correctly from the roof unless you like to hang on out there reminds of Haynes manuals where the job often gets more complicated than described

Type your comment here...You may also want to consider the "Flashing Kit" which also attracts 10% discount

these are pretty useless without one!

Typey1

you can pop the window into frame from inside but to cut your felt and … you can pop the window into frame from inside but to cut your felt and batten and do a good job you've got to get out there Mr useless 57



Wrong My Typey1. You can do it all from inside. Cutting the felt, removing the tiles and cutting the battens can all be done from within.I have fitted many and, yes, I do a good job - I haven't had a single call back. Now you may feel more confident doing it from the outside, which is fair enough, but my point is that it is not necessary. I dont saddle my customers with the additional cost of hiring and erecting a scaffold tower or risk breaking any of their roof tiles whilst clambering about on their roof. Any proper professional roof light fitter will do the job from within.

red roofer

Type your comment here...You may also want to consider the "Flashing Kit" … Type your comment here...You may also want to consider the "Flashing Kit" which also attracts 10% discountthese are pretty useless without one!



True, unless simply replacing a failed unit, in which case the existing flashing can be re-used

splatsplatsplat

If you cut a rafter, wouldnt that weaken the roof? Only saying that cause … If you cut a rafter, wouldnt that weaken the roof? Only saying that cause I have a timber structure house with quite a lot of weight up in the loft -dont want it to cave in!



If you're working in an unconverted loft and have access to the rafters it's not a bad idea to double up the rafters either side of the window. I normally attach an additional timber from the ridge beam down to just beyond the purlin below the window ( assuming your roof isn't of truss construction ). That said, it's not really necessary for a window of this size

I have these fitted to my roof,but they have been in for say 20 years maybe a little more,one of them i think could be done with replacing,as window inside around frame is getting discoloured,probably due to the window properly sealed,its not letting in water or anything,just gets damp around the frame.I think around the frame itself is there not a seal again i think this is worn away.
To be honest im looking to do up the bathroom there etc and im thinking that the window might be a good idea to do first.How would i know what size i need,as it would be ideal if i could just get one that fits.
As other posters have said if buying one of these what are the costs in fitting this and did i read you need flashing?do these guys sell this as well and how do i know what i need?
I also have a huge one of these in another room which not long ago,god knows how it happen the double glazing panel inside cracked so i have two choices replace the whole thing or just the window panel inside,this window seems ok,but they are all getting older these windows i have.
I am also looking to sell my house soon so to be honest i would rather i left the expensive part of this to the person buying to do these it possible.

Do these potentially make the loft colder, thus losing more home energy from down below? It says high insulation value, so assuming it's double glazed etc.

It would be great to have more light up there, but I don't want to increase my energy bill - do have loft insulation, so some energy is saved currently.

Also, is the voucher code a Quidco approved one? Using non Quidco codes can invalidate cashback. Just checked, and it is, 10% off + 5% cashback
Expires in 13 hours 10% off when you spend £50 or more So can ignore this last point now.

Thanks.

useless_57

Wrong My Typey1. You can do it all from inside. Cutting the felt, … Wrong My Typey1. You can do it all from inside. Cutting the felt, removing the tiles and cutting the battens can all be done from within.I have fitted many and, yes, I do a good job - I haven't had a single call back. Now you may feel more confident doing it from the outside, which is fair enough, but my point is that it is not necessary. I dont saddle my customers with the additional cost of hiring and erecting a scaffold tower or risk breaking any of their roof tiles whilst clambering about on their roof. Any proper professional roof light fitter will do the job from within.



Totally agree, this is the only way I have done it, even with double romans and slate.

equalityforall

Do these potentially make the loft colder, thus losing more home energy … Do these potentially make the loft colder, thus losing more home energy from down below? It says high insulation value, so assuming it's double glazed etc.It would be great to have more light up there, but I don't want to increase my energy bill - do have loft insulation, so some energy is saved currently. Also, is the voucher code a Quidco approved one? Using non Quidco codes can invalidate cashback. Just checked, and it is, 10% off + 5% cashback Expires in 13 hours 10% off when you spend £50 or more So can ignore this last point now.Thanks.


Assuming your insulation is laid between the ceiling joists / loft floor, then all that'll be being replaced by these are the felt and roof covering, these windows would give much more insulation than the roof covering, so unless your insulation is fixed between the rafters in the slope of your roof, you won't lose any more heat than you do now

Does anyone know if these velux windows are guarantee for life as i have one already. In winter it somehow expanded with the cold and the inside shattered but the outer window is fine i need to replace the glass now but maybe they have a guarantee on them?.

Do they have it in anything other than softwood .. Not keen on sticking something that needs regular maintenance on the roof ?

jutleys

Does anyone know if these velux windows are guarantee for life as i have … Does anyone know if these velux windows are guarantee for life as i have one already. In winter it somehow expanded with the cold and the inside shattered but the outer window is fine i need to replace the glass now but maybe they have a guarantee on them?.



guaranteed for 10 years - read the original post, also says on website if you follow link

A couple of pictures of how the guys who did my loft conversion did it (all from inside BTW) - might be useful if you're thinking of giving it a go...

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww240/63098792/IMG_0415.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww240/63098792/IMG_0397.jpg

Edited by: "63098792" 12th Aug 2012

Interesting thread... So are these things just big enough to fit between the joist beam thingymajigs and are these beams (probably not the right word) always set at a specific distance in every roof? This probably is s stupid question I just don't get how these things have universal fittings.
Edited by: "BeerGoggles" 12th Aug 2012

They all should be done from the outside!!!!!!!

I would say that tho I'm a scaffolder.

Roof trusses/rafters are normally set at 600 centres. Velux windows come in a range of widths 550mm, 660mm 780mm and highers. The 550mm are designed to fit inbetween the trusses without any need to cut. Anything bigger like the 780mm wide in this deal should really have the rafters double up either side as these will now be carrying the load from the central rafter which will be cut to allow the velux to fit. There are other factors that need to be taken into consideration but ut all depends on how your roof is made up. Do not cut anything without having it checked out by an expert.

Nuff Said

Do they have it in anything other than softwood .. Not keen on sticking … Do they have it in anything other than softwood .. Not keen on sticking something that needs regular maintenance on the roof ?


bear in mind though that none of the softwood is actually open to the elements from the outside.
so maintenance is very low if any at all

bwatt00

window inside around frame is getting discoloured,probably due to the … window inside around frame is getting discoloured,probably due to the window properly sealed,its not letting in water or anything,just gets damp around the frame.I think around the frame itself is there not a seal again i think this is worn away.


Sounds like condensation on the inside, not rain from the outside.

Is this a version 7 or 8 of windows....?

Thanks forwarded to my parents

I'm sure there was a program a few years ago with Tommy Walsh fitting one internally, did any one else see that?

If the roof fronts onto a public highway - as many properties do - a scaffold should be erected as a barrier in case of anything falling from the roof

'elf an safety innit':p

Google this, there is thread on MSE somewhere, design/manufacturing fault and they replace for free.

jutleys

Does anyone know if these velux windows are guarantee for life as i have … Does anyone know if these velux windows are guarantee for life as i have one already. In winter it somehow expanded with the cold and the inside shattered but the outer window is fine i need to replace the glass now but maybe they have a guarantee on them?.


Edited by: "m1chaels" 12th Aug 2012

COLD... I just got my roof done last week

Heat added Good price

Some really good useful comments on here - I didn't realise that you could fit them from the inside without scaffold, making this a much more affordable job.

martyj999

Assuming your insulation is laid between the ceiling joists / loft … Assuming your insulation is laid between the ceiling joists / loft floor, then all that'll be being replaced by these are the felt and roof covering, these windows would give much more insulation than the roof covering, so unless your insulation is fixed between the rafters in the slope of your roof, you won't lose any more heat than you do now



Thanks very much for your considered detailed reply, very helpful! Didn't order in time for the discount code, but still seems a good price.

So cheap but the missus would do her nut if I brought disruption into the house(!)
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