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Velux Roof Windows: Light and Ventilation

When it comes to roof windows and skylights, Velux is a name you can trust. For more than 75 years, the company has been growing and evolving, becoming a globally-recognised brand operating in over 40 different countries. Greengate's are proud to supply a wide range of products from Velux.

The Velux story began in Denmark in the early 1940s, when a shortage of housing inspired civil engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen to convert unused attic space into affordable accom­moda­tion. Rasmussen was passionate about creating better living environments and knew how much natural light could positively affect people's lives.

Installed in a Danish school, the first Velux window marked the birth of the now iconic brand. The word 'Velux' was created to outline the two major benefits of Rasmussen's skylights: ventilation and light ('lux' is the Latin word for 'light').

Today, Velux has manuf­ac­turing facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 10,000 people, making it one of the biggest and strongest names in the construction industry and the inter­national #1 roof window manuf­ac­turer. The compre­hen­sive collection of products includes, along with the signature roof windows and skylights, a host of related accessories such as shutters and blinds.

Discover the Velux collection on our website and get ready for a lighter, brighter life!

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