Installation related questions
Installation related questions

What is the recommended pitch when installing the rooflight?

Vario rooflights are flat glass rooflights. The installation pitch is 0-15 degrees, and the recommended installation pitch is 5 degrees, in order to avoid ponding water on the product.

How do I install bespoke rooflights?

You can find all Vario by VELUX installation guides here

Who can install my Vario by VELUX rooflight?

Vario by VELUX bespoke rooflights have an intuitive installation process which does not require any specialised skills for installation. The installation can usually be done by your local contractor, roofer or carpenter.

If you would like assistance in finding a certified installer for your Vario by VELUX rooflight, please contact us via phone +44 (0) 1592 778 246 or via email vario@velux.co.uk and we will look into whether we can recommend any VELUX certified installer in your area.

What is included in the installation including on-roof delivery and what should I have prepared?

The installation will be carried out by our Vario by VELUX Installers, who will ensure that the products are lifted safely onto the roof and that the installation is made in accordance to our installation principles and fulfills the 10-year guarantee requirements, giving you peace of mind. Our installers will weather the rooflight to the existing roofing material.

What to prepare before the installation day:

1) Create the structural opening in the roof in accordance to the measurements or your specific rooflight. Remember that the structural opening should be +30mm in length and width, compared to the bespoke rooflight size you have designed (find installation manual here).

2) Install the roofing material, but leave a gap of min. 100mm space around the roof opening, as this will leave sufficient space for the Vario by VELUX installers to securely weather the rooflight to the existing roofing material.

3) Ensure that the installation pitch is between 5-15° either through the roof pitch or by building an insulated wedge, as the recommended installation pitch is min. 5°.

Important information: The installation service does not include installation of the electric components & the internal finishing (plastering, painting, wiring etc.).

What other services do you offer and how much do they cost?

Vario by VELUX offers a range of services, to make it less of a hassle for you to include a large bespoke rooflight in your building project.    

On-roof delivery 

The on-roof delivery is a service we offer to you so that you can have your product where you need it, when you need it. We will organize the craning delivery to get the products securely up on the new built roof, next to the opening in the roof. This service will ease the handling process of the product, and eliminate the complexity of getting the product from the ground on to the roof. 

Vario by VELUX operates with two on-roof delivery fees depending on the region:

Mainland England and Wales: On-roof delivery fee of £1500 (excl. VAT)

Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland: On-roof delivery fee of £1.750 or 2.000€ (excl. VAT) 

 

Installation including on roof delivery 

If you would like to ensure that your new bespoke Vario by VELUX rooflight is installed in a professional manner, why not let us do it for you? 
We offer installation by Vario by VELUX Installers, who will ensure that the installation is made in accordance to our installation principles and fulfills the 10-year guarantee requirements, giving you peace of mind.

Vario by VELUX operates with two installation including on-roof delivery fees depending on the region:

Mainland England and Wales: Installing up to 2 products will cost £2.250 and installing 3-4 products will cost £2.850 (additional products installation come at a cost of £300).

Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland: Installing up to 2 products will cost £2.500 or 2.850€ and installing 3-4 products will cost £3.100 or 3500€ (additional products installation come at a cost of £300 or 350€).

The services can be added to your order at checkout.