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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!