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High Quality, Stunning, Stylish and Contemporary Glass Skylights......
High Quality, Stunning, Stylish and Contemporary Glass Skylights......

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The fitted rooflight..............
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Thanks to County Loft Conversions for sharing these images with us.....
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We love this white pyramid roof light....what do you think?
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Come and see us on stand B419. Fri 4th - Sun 6th October.......
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Our pyramid and slimline contemporary skylights are now available in 3 colours....black, white and slate grey.
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Add natural light and the wow factor to your home......
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This post makes for interesting reading - not only are skylights aesthetically pleasing but also very eco friendly.......why wouldn't you fit one?
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New guest post - How Can Skylights Lower Your Carbon Footprint? - It seems ridiculous, doesn’t it? Skylights saving the environment? It’s not possible, surely. Aren’t they just fancy windows?
Anyone with a conscience wants to be green. Every reasonable person wants to protect the environment. But the truth is no one thing you do can save the world. Nothing. What you can do, however, is lower your carbon footprint by making green decisions about how you live your everyday life. And the more people that do that, the better off we’ll be.
But how do you do it? Well, just as charity begins at home, so does environmentalism. In the western world we are voracious consumers of energy; energy that produces carbon dioxide and harms the environment through its role in climate change. We use this energy to power our TVs, washing machines and computers, heat our rooms and water, charge our vast array of tech gadgets … and light our homes.
This last point is where skylights come in. Think about it: if you have a skylight, what happens? You’re letting more sunlight into your home. Sunlight. Natural light. If you’re getting more organic light, you won’t need to use as much artificial light. You cut down on the amount you need to light your rooms with electricity and gas through dials and switches. You basically cut down on the energy you use, and therefore the carbon dioxide you produce. And if you’re using less energy, you’re obviously saving money on energy bills. The more skylights you have, the more you’ll save. Pretty straightforward, really.
It’s for this reason that the energy efficient skylight is considered an economical green innovation for homes. It’s a genuine carbon footprint reducer. But what about heating? Will you have to spend more on actually heating the house? No, you won’t. Research by the Energy Saving Trust has shown that energy efficient windows could actually save you over £150 a year on your heating bills. Plus the majority of modern skylights are doubled-glazed and this, obviously, makes a huge difference.
And you won’t just save energy on heating your home, either; you can save on cooling it too. Got air conditioning? A well placed skylight can increase air flow throughout the home, lowering the temperature in summer and decreasing your dependency on air conditioning.
‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘carbon footprint’ are not just buzz phrases. They’re now part of everyday language and here to stay.  Green living is a lifestyle choice rooted in a genuine consideration for the environment and future of the planet. It’s not a fad. This stuff is important, and the decisions you make as consumers of products and energy has consequences.
But why should you bother with all this? Okay, so you save a bit of cash, but you can’t possibly make any difference to the environmental fate of the planet as an individual. Can you? Well, if we all think like that we’re doomed. We all have to start somewhere, and at the end of the day the only things that you’re definitely in control of are your own choices and behaviour. Do the best you can, and encourage others to do the same. Set an example. Lead the way.
Skylights don’t just benefit the environment, though. Skylights can benefit you - physically, emotionally and psychologically. More natural light means more vitamin D. It means your home will be bathed in sunlight, making your living space seem brighter and airier. It means feeling more connected to the outside world.
So in conclusion: no you can’t save the world in one go, but you can keep making green lifestyle choices that, together with others doing the same, can make a difference. Installing skylights lowers your energy consumption, your bills and - crucially - your carbon footprint.
This post was supplied by Sunsquare. For more information about the skylights and rooflights we provide, please see our website.
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If you are reading this - welcome to Global Skylights.  Please note this page is a work in progress and we are new to this site..... Will post some pics and more info soon. Thanks for looking.
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