Types of Roof Windows

Updated on July 23rd, 2019 at 02:13 pm
Published on 16 May 2016

At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we manufacture a range of roof windows, or skylights, and pride ourselves on the high quality calibre of our products.

You’ll find that a number of roof windows are manufactured in PVC or pine, which tend to be cheaper and, as a result, lower quality products.

The skylights from Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, however, are manufactured from either timber or oak hardwood, and are available in almost any style.


Here are four different styles of custom roof windows:

Centre Pivot Roof Windows
A popular design, centre pivot roof windows are rotated at the centre, through 180° and are the basic roof windows for a loft conversion.

Top Hung Roof Windows
Top hung roof windows are also known as means of escape windows (MOE windows). According to the Planning Portal (an online building regulations website), means of escape roof windows require a clear openable area of no less than 0.33m².

Side Hung Roof Windows
Side hung roof windows, hung from either the left or the right, are also means of escape windows. They are, again, a popular option for loft conversions.

Conservation Roof Windows
A favourite of the National Trust and English Heritage, conservation roof windows are designed specifically for old and listed buildings.

For more information about roof windows, including skylights and roof lanterns, contact Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, on 0843 463 7638.

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