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 Post subject: light/sun tunnel
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:54 pm 
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Thinking of putting a light tunnel in when I have my roof re felted and battened soon. Has anyone got a recommendation for a tunnel?
Looking at Solarspot which seem expensive but promise more light than other brands. ****** seem a good price or there is Velux.

If anyone has any info I would appreciate it.

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We use velux sun tunnels and they are expensive but they let a good blast of light into a corridor or bathroom.
However you get two types of shaft. One is a rigid shaft and these let more light in but you have to check out if this is feasible due to the position of rafters in the roof space.
Often we need to use a flexible shaft which are easier to install in tight difficult spaces but they do not let as much light through.
Depending on the pitch of your roof it’s worth considering putting a velux window in instead of a sun tunnel. The smallest velux is actually cheaper than a sun tunnel and you can shaft it with plasterboard letting loads of natural light in.

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steviejoiner74 wrote:
Often we need to use a flexible shaft which are easier to install in tight difficult spaces but they do not let as much light through.
Depending on the pitch of your roof it’s worth considering putting a velux window in instead of a sun tunnel. The smallest velux is actually cheaper than a sun tunnel and you can shaft it with plasterboard letting loads of natural light in.


Did exactly that for a customer a couple months ago. They had a Velux sun tunnel which I replaced with a properly Velux window. Getting loads more light in now.

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