Cost of installing a velux window

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Cost of installing a velux window

Post by sammy.se » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:50 am

Hi

What is the rough cost of having a velux window fitted in a loft (it's not habitable, it's used for storage)?

It's a two floor terraced Victorian house.

Can it be installed without scaffolding?

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Re: Cost of installing a velux window

Post by ahfix » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:21 am

sammy.se wrote:Hi

What is the rough cost of having a velux window fitted in a loft (it's not habitable, it's used for storage)?

It's a two floor terraced Victorian house.

Can it be installed without scaffolding?

Thanks



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I'm trying to get a couple installed in my upstairs (my house is a 1 & 1/2 story). If no timbers need to be cut then you are looking at a days work, work can be done from the inside. If timbers need to be doubled and cut you are maybe looking at 2 days.

All I can say is don't call a roofer ... I have had a couple out but they will not do any alterations (but won't tell you that up front), find a good joiner and have a chat.

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Re: Cost of installing a velux window

Post by sammy.se » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Thanks ahfix.

I'm curious as to how they remove the roof tiles from the inside?

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Re: Cost of installing a velux window

Post by ahfix » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 pm

sammy.se wrote:Thanks ahfix.

I'm curious as to how they remove the roof tiles from the inside?

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Depends on the roof construction, if your roof is: felt, cross battens then tile, you can cut the felt in the middle of the opening and remove a few tiles, enough for you to pop your head through. If the roof has sarking boards it might be a bit more of a challenge but still possible. Otherwise a long ladder to clear the tiles for the opening but do the actual install of the velux from the inside.

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Re: Cost of installing a velux window

Post by sammy.se » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:35 pm

Cool, makes sense!
I have felt, battons and concrete tiles

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