Traditional roof lights have been used throughout history, but the development of the modern double glazed roof window has enabled a revolution in the way lofts are used, bringing much needed light and life to these otherwise unused spaces
Roof windows provide the most advanced and maintenance-free method of introducing daylight into loft and roof spaces.
Means of Escape Windows
Under Building Regulations Approved Document B, if you are carrying out a loft conversion, you need a means of escape. Most emergency escape roof windows on the market are either top hung or centre pivoting.
Windows may be top hung or centre pivoting and are available for installation in any roof slope from 20-65 degrees.
PVC Exit window
The Loft Shop also supplies a PVC Exit window, which conforms to changes in the Building Regulations 2000.
This means of escape roof window is the only emergency exit roof window in the UK to open from the side. A gas piston pushes the window open and holds it in position making rapid escape relatively easy.
It is especially good when there is a shortage of space available as it is only 540 x 950mm in dimension.
Courtesy of: Loft Shop