Whether building a home extension or converting a loft, 99% of homeowners will have a budget. This budget allows us to create a spending plan for our money and reigns us in from splashing out on unnecessary changes.
Despite it being us who sets the budget, it can be hard staying within in it- especially with the variables involved in home extensions where pinning down all the costs can be difficult.
While there are several well known tips to keeping down expenditure, such as getting involved in DIY and project managing yourself, money can also be saved through sensible fenestration choices.
In the case of loft conversions, roof windows are a must have. Roof windows can transform an old dingy attic into a light, airy and healthy room with beautiful views of the exterior.
Opening up your roof does not have to cost through the roof, though. There are plenty of cheap roof windows available on the market which perform identically to the leading brands, while some of the best known manufacturers themselves also have cheap windows among their range.
A Cheap Roof Window Does Not Mean A Poorer Roof Window
Take RoofLITE for example, sister brand to market leader VELUX. Despite using FSC certified pine on its all its roof windows, along with high level security and ventilation features, these are some of the cheapest roof windows on the market- despite offering practically identical light transmission as pricier models.
Rooflite pitched roof windows come in a pine, white paint or PVC frame, with toughened safety glass to provide breakage protection from flying objects, both inside and out. There is also a reassuring 10-year guarantee on all RoofLITE windows to protect your investment.
Then there is ECO+, one of the industry’s fastest growing pitched and flat roof window brands. ECO+ are currently changing what is regarded as normal for a roof window to be by offering triple glazing as standard on its centre pivot windows to help houses stay warmer and keep energy bills down.
The 0.9 W/m²K U-value on ECO+ roof windows is one of the lowest you’ll find anywhere, with low-E treatments to ensure your loft stays warm and cosy in the summer and cool in summer.
For a pitched roof kitchen or dining room extension, or an en-suite bathroom in the loft, the ECO+ PVC window is a low maintenance, easy to clean option that copes fantastically well in humid surroundings.
Finding roof windows that offer quality thermal performance and look good while doing it, is not impossible. Cheap roof windows, such as those from RoofLITE and ECO+, are perfect options for all budgets, big and small.
You see, cheap roof windows can even be superior roof windows.
Cheap Roof Windows For Uninhabited Spaces
Maybe you have stumbled upon this blog in the search of a cheap roof window for an unhabitable space, such as an unused loft or garden shed.
If you have, pitched roof windows unsuitable for living under will always be the cheapest on the market given their low U-values. Sterlingbuild's skylights, strictly for unoccupied and unheated rooms, are available from FENSTRO at prices starting from under £100.
Installing a skylight into a loft can bring much needed passive or full ventilation into the space, preventing condensation and improving the storing conditions for possesions.
FENSTRO skylights are even kinder on wallets due to the fact they come with an integrated flashing, an integral part of the installation that normally requires a separate purchase. FENSTRO units come in either a side hung or top hung opening method.
ECO+ has two sizes of pitched roof windows that are perfect for smaller roofs, such as that of a garden shed. These smaller roof windows are suitable for habitable areas too with U-values that far exceed the average.
Roof Window Multibuy Offers
Triple glazed roof windows from ECO+ come with a multibuy offer should you need more than one roof window in your loft or extension.
Why not make the most of the natural dayliight by having three or four roof windows positioned around the roof for more even distribution of light if your budget allows?
When you purchase three ECO+ triple glazed roof windows as part of the same order, Sterlingbuild will give you £30 off the price of each, saving you £90 in total.
There is also a multibuy offer available on our RoofLITE roof windows when you buy 8 or more, brining the indiviudal cost of each window down to £83 each.
If you are looking cheap roof windows for a flat roof that have outstanding spec and energy efficiency, ECO+ is once again the brand. The ECO+ 45x85cm rooflight is currently available for its cheapest price yet, while stocks last.
ECO+ flat rooflights are also part of the Sterlingbuild home extension bundle offer, where you can save 5% on your order when you buy a rooflight and aluminium door together.
The Sterlingbuild Clearance
We currently have a number of roof windows available in our sale, both cheap roof windows and windows for larger budgets, including Korniche roof lanterns and Signature flat glass rooflights.
In our clearance, you will find our Dakea roof windows, which are currently 30% off. All Dakea windows are double glazed with laminated glass. They come with an underfelt collar to improve insulation levels and impressive sound reduction to help block out unwanted noise.
For loft conversions with sufficient insulation already in place, the single glazed FAKRO skylight can provide access to the roof and a means of escape- sometimes a neccesity in cases of fire depending on what other exit routes are in place.
Remember, whether it be a cheap roof window or an item in our clearance, Sterlingbuild guarantees you the best price online thanks to our price match promise. We also offer free next day delivery and a team of in-house specialists on call five days a week should you need any help from purchase to installation.