VELUX Sun Tunnels
VELUX Sun Tunnels are unmatched at bringing plenty of natural daylight into the darkest spaces thanks to the specially designed light tube, which passes through your loft space from roof to ceiling. Due to their smaller size, they’re perfect ...
VELUX Sun Tunnels are unmatched at bringing plenty of natural daylight into the darkest spaces thanks to the specially designed light tube, which passes through your loft space from roof to ceiling.
Due to their smaller size, they’re perfect for rooms or areas where a standard VELUX window can’t be easily installed.
They have been carefully designed to spread soft, calming light throughout the room. What’s more, a VELUX Sun Tunnel is a superbly energy-efficient option for your home thanks to the sheer amount of daylight they allow in. This means you’ll rely on artificial light less and will save on energy bills.
Sun tunnels consist of three parts – a long reflexive tube, domed outer glazing, and an internal ceiling diffuser.
The dome traps an incredible amount of sunlight before transferring it through the reflective tube into the space below. The ceiling diffuser then spreads this natural light throughout the room below.
Different Types of VELUX Sun Tunnels
VELUX offer two types of sun tunnels, each designed for different roof types. Selecting the right option is key and is largely dependent upon the space between your roof and ceiling as well as any obstructions in the space between.
Rigid Sun Tunnels
Rigid VELUX Sun Tunnels reflect light down a rigid shaft. These sun tunnels are designed to be installed into roofs where the ceiling sits directly below the skylight. They are ideal if the distance between the roof and ceiling is between 90cm and 600cm.
Flexible Sun Tunnels
Flexible VELUX Sun Tunnels reflect light down a flexible shaft. These sun tunnels are made for roof spaces with a lot of obstructions, such as timber beams. They are perfect if the distance between the roof and ceiling is between 40cm and 200cm.
Have More Questions About VELUX Sun Tunnels?
Whatever your question, our award-winning customer service team is here to help. Simply use the online chat feature on our website or call our team on 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered.
With over 40 years of experience in DIY and roofing, they’ll be able to recommend the perfect VELUX Windows for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do VELUX Sun Tunnels Cost?
Sun tunnels are an incredibly cost-effective way to fill your home with natural daylight. This is mostly due to the hassle-free installation, which should require little labor and cause minimal disruption. However, they also significantly reduce your reliance on artificial light and help cut your energy bills.
VELUX Sun Tunnels are competitively priced at approximately £280 each. However, you may require a tube extension if the space between your roof and ceiling exceeds that of the included tube. A 600mm extension tube is priced at approximately £60 with a 1200mm extension tube priced at approximately £115.
When you consider the installation cost, a sun tunnel will cost between £500 to £1,000. This is significantly less than a traditional skylight, which are significantly higher priced and requires considerably more time and expertise to be installed.
Will I Need Planning Permission for a VELUX Sun Tunnel?
You will not typically require planning permission if your sun tunnel does not protrude more than 150mm from the roof plane or require extensive alterations to be made to your property. But as this is largely dependent upon your property and region, we recommend consulting your local authority before installing a VELUX sun tunnel.
The PlanningPortal is a Government-backed resource with a wealth of information on applying for planning permission. Click here to use their handy tool for determining whether you need permission to undertake a variety of home improvement projects.