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Velux Roof Windows: Let the Light In!

Velux was founded more than 75 years ago with a mission to "create bright, healthy, energy-efficient places in which to live, work, learn and play". Greengate's, your local builders merchant, is a proud supplier of Velux roof windows and accessories, all brought to you at our signature competitive prices.

A housing shortage in 1940s Denmark inspired Vilum Kann Rasmussen, a civil engineer, to begin converting unused loft spaces into affordable, attractive accommodation. Rasmussen's passion for creating better living spaces and his correct belief that natural light can have many beneficial effects on physical and mental health led him to found the Velux brand of roof windows, skylights and related accessories.

Today, Velux is one of the most highly-renowned names in the construction industry and has grown to be the world's leading manufacturer of roof windows. The company employs well over 10,000 people in its array of manufacturing facilities around the world.

Installing Velux roof windows and skylights offers many benefits, including:

  • Better Air Quality. The 'VE' part of the word 'Velux' stands for ventilation. Installing Velux roof windows allows for a much-enhanced flow of air around a property, significantly improving the quality of the indoor atmosphere. In addition, this improved air flow helps to reduce the potential for condensation, one of the leading causes of damp within a structure. 
  • More Natural Light. The 'LUX' part of the word 'Velux' comes from the Latin word for 'light'. The frames of Velux roof windows and skylights have been expertly-engineered to be as narrow as possible, allowing the maximum amount of natural light to flood into the space. Many scientific studies have shown that both physical and mental health can be improved by an increased exposure to natural light. 
  • Lower Energy Usage. The aforementioned increase in natural light means that artificial light sources are not needed until a much later time, helping to reduce energy usage and resulting in lower bills. In addition, Velux roof windows and skylights offer exceptional insulating properties, keeping rooms cool in summer and warm in winter. 

Find out more about the Velux range of products available from Greengate's on our website. If you need any further information or advice, please contact a member of our dedicated customer service team.

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