We asked Anna about the difference the new roof window had made to her life and her home.
Many people choose to add roof windows when they do an overall re-roofing project or building a new side extension. It’s the ideal time to add more daylight! Let Anna’s experience serve as inspiration if you are looking to create a cosy living room.
Why did you embark on this re-roofing project?
Coming from South Africa, I love light, I think it's a necessity. We moved to England almost 40 years ago, bought this house and I love it. It was time to replace my existing roof as we had a leak. I knew it had to be replaced; the longer I was waiting, the bigger the problem was going to become. And I wanted it to be more modern.
What improvements have you seen between the old roof window and the new one?
The design of the extension is better now with the new roof and the addition of the roof window. The lantern that stood up always bothered my eye and now this flat roof is unobtrusive. When I look out of my windows upstairs, I don't see anything; I just see the garden. It’s just opened up another dimension. Another thing is the rain: the sound is different. It’s softer and I like the pool of water you can see lying on it - the different little patterns. It’s a wonderful sound and view, so I really recommend it.