Skylights for Pitched Roofs
The following skylights are designed apply to all roofs except concrete roofs. This includes; tiled, slate, corrugated iron, or thatch roofs. These skylights can be incorporated either with the design of your home/offices or be retro-fitted as, and when, you need them.
Note: Fabtec does not recommend the installation of tube skylights. In our experience, they simply are not robust enough and do not last.
Custom Glass Skylights
Typically, glass square or rectangular can be made to any size, ie custom made. Costs are similar to the moulded acrylic skylights which come only in standard sizes. So, if you have an odd size that is required, it is better to opt for a custom-made glass skylight.
Standard Acrylic Skylights
Acrylic moulded units in dome or flat shapes are available a wide range of standard sizes with the most common sizes being:
500mm x 1000mm
600mm x 900mm
6600mm x 1200mm
600mm x 1500mm
900mm x 900mm
900mm x 1200mm
1200mm x 1200mm.
The most popular size is 600mm x 1200mm, costing less than R10 000.00 for ceiling to roof height of <1800mm, or less than
R7 000.00 for ceiling to roof height of <200mm.
Note: The distance from your ceiling to the roof makes a difference to your costs, and could involve the building of a tunnel or box from the skylight to the ceiling.
There are many other options to consider which allow ventilation as well as additional light in your home/offices. Letting warm, stuffy air escape via the upper openings of your house and replacing it with fresher, cooler air from windows and doors, can be a great way to ventilate your home in summer without the unpleasant feeling of drafts.
• Fixed Open Vents
• Crank Handle Opening
• Loft Room Window / Roof windows
• Electronic Openings
Costs range from an add-on price of R4000.00 to R6000.00 per skylight, depending on options and finishes.