Sun Tunnels are designed for living spaces where standard roof windows cannot be installed. They’re fantastic at bringing waves of natural daylight into your home. Our sun tubes are designed for installation into both pitched roofs and flat roofs, ...
Sun Tunnels are designed for living spaces where standard roof windows cannot be installed. They’re fantastic at bringing waves of natural daylight into your home. Our sun tubes are designed for installation into both pitched roofs and flat roofs, with minimal disruption to family life.
With exceptional quality VELUX and Whitesales sun tunnels available, you’re sure to find the perfect sun tube for your project. We also provide a broad range of accessories to enhance the effect of your sun tunnel, such as light kits.
Benefits of Sun Tunnels
- Allows you to fill your home with natural daylight without the disruption caused by traditional roof windows
- Feature an easy-to-clean coating to minimise maintenance and maximise light transmission
- Designed to make installation quick and easy whilst also minimising the disruption to family life
- Available for both pitched and flat roof applications
Types of Sun Tunnel
There are two primary types of sun tube, each suited for different roof types and purposes. It’s important to choose the correct product, and your choice will mostly depend on the amount of space between your roof and ceiling.
Rigid sun tunnels reflect light down a rigid shaft. They’re designed to be installed into roof spaces where the ceiling sits directly below the skylight. Rigid sun tubes are the ideal choice if the space between your roof and ceiling is between 90 and 600cm
Flexible sun tunnels are manufactured for homeowners looking to install a sun tube into a space with lots of obstructions. The light is reflected down a flexible shaft which will be positioned to deliver plenty of light into the room. These are ideal for smaller distances between roof and ceiling, between 40 and 200cm.
Sun Tunnel Brands
We’re partnered with several leading manufacturers to offer homeowners an excellent choice of top-quality sun tubes.
VELUX are the leading name in global roof window manufacturing. They’re renowned for their exceptional build quality and commitment to innovative technology and manufacturing. VELUX sun tunnels are carefully designed to allow soft light to billow throughout a living space. They’re also very energy-efficient, as Velux sun tunnels will drastically reduce your reliance on artificial light.
With nearly three decades’ experience in top-quality manufacturing, Whitesales are trusted by British homeowners and tradespeople alike. We stock their range of innovative Em-Tube sun tunnels, which has products suitable for both pitched and flat roof applications. Whitesales sun tubes are an excellent choice to bring plenty of natural light into your home.
Have More Questions About Our Sun Tunnels?
If you have more questions about our range of sun tunnels, simply speak to our team online or by telephone. As a trusted UK supplier of roofing materials with over 40 years of experience, we’ll help you pick the ideal solution for your project. This is whether you’re fitting a sun tunnel onto a pitched or flat roof.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Sun Tunnel?
Sun tunnels are a fantastic way to introduce natural daylight into your home. Unlike a typical roof window, sun tunnels can be installed in virtually any room of the home. This includes bathrooms, stairwells, corridors and more.
Sun tunnels have three key components in most cases. These include the top glazing and frame, flexible or rigid tubing, and bottom light diffuser. When combined these parts guide daylight into your home and diffuse it to create a comfortable living space.
How Much Does It Cost to Install a Sun Tunnel?
Sun tunnels are typically more cost-effective than typical roof windows. However, before you buy a tunnel for your home you must consider the overall installation cost.
The sun tunnel itself can range between £300 and £1,000. This is dependent upon the brand, diameter and tubing length. The cost of installation can also vary, but it is always recommended that you employ a qualified tradesperson. The cost of installation can therefore be between £300 - £900.
You can therefore expect the cost of installing a sun tunnel to be between £600 and £1,900. This is again dependent on the exact sun tunnel you select and tradesperson you use.
Do You Need Planning Permission for a Sun Tunnel?
You do not typically require planning permission to fit a sun tunnel in the UK. This is, however, dependent upon the building regulations in your region.
You should always do your own due diligence before buying or installing a sun tunnel. This is as properties in conservation areas or of historical significance may be governed by different laws.
Do Sun Tunnels Leak?
In the past, skylights were known to be plagued with leaks, causing annoying drips or even structural damage due to water ingress. Modern sun tunnels however are designed to be far more robust against the elements. If installed correctly, your sun tube should provide you with excellent natural lighting, added energy efficiency and no trouble with leaks.