Building your own house? Discover how daylight can transform your dream home

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Have you decided to build your own house? If so, we salute you! Building your own home takes hard work and commitment. To help you get off to a good start, here's a list of tips and inspiration for the process. We also have great advice on making the most of your new home with daylight.

Expert advice for getting started

Need help figuring out where to start your new building project? No worries! We've made a list of great articles for building a new house, from dos and don’ts when getting started to common mistakes to avoid. We'll also explain why it's so important for you prioritise daylight in the early stages. So, get your planning on with our expert advice.

A checklist for building a new house

The best tip we can give you is to plan, plan, plan! Building your own home is a big project with many twists and turns. The planning phase includes a lot of dos and don'ts. Fortunately, we've compiled a list of helpful articles. Here is all the information you need to get through that first challenging exercise.

Key takeaways
  • Prioritise daylight at the design stage. Delaying big decisions like window choice and placement can cost time and money. Finalise as many details as possible before construction starts to ensure a smooth building process.
  • Picturing a roof window in your home can be difficult, so look at our inspiring VELUX case studies for inspiration on how to transform your dream house with daylight. 
  • If you’re working with an architect or are an architect yourself, download the free VELUX Daylight Visualizer to see how your space might look.

Make daylight part of your plan

For us, daylight is one of the most essential things to prioritise when building a new house. As well as making your new home much more welcoming, daylight will positively impact your health, well-being, and indoor climate. Therefore, make daylight a priority, not a side note.

When building a new house, it's essential to prioritise daylight early on. At the design stage, figure out which windows you want. Don't put off big decisions such as window choice and placement, as this can end up costing you a lot of time and money. The more details you can finalise before construction, the smoother and faster your build will be.

"Daylight is one of the most essential things to prioritise when building a new house. As well as making your home more welcoming, daylight will positively impact its indoor climate as well as your health and well-being."

Transform your dream home with daylight

When it comes to transforming your home with daylight, we've got loads of great advice! Have a look at our inspiring case studies. Use our guides. You can also get free advice from our experts on how VELUX can help fill your home with daylight.

Inspiring case studies

Talking is easy, but sometimes using your imagination is hard. Picturing a roof window in your home can be difficult. To make it easier for you, we've gathered some inspiring cases. Find inspiration on how to transform your dream house with daylight. VELUX roof windows will make you see spaces in a whole new light.

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