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The paradox of building into the hillside: more natural light than ever before

The paradox of building into the hillside – more natural light than ever before

paradox of hillside

New property developments are pushing the boundaries of modern house construction throughout the UK, adapting to more unusual and difficult landscapes.

The growing space issue the UK is confronted with means the design for some new housing developments must seamlessly adapt to ever more difficult terrains. Modern properties now coexist with the natural environment, and some are a true statement of exceptional architecture. To maximise views and capitalise on the available space, many houses are designed to meld with the hillside, pushing architects to be creative with lighting and space.

Advancements in the glass and glazing sector have made it possible for such projects to be turned into highly desirable living spaces: by using innovations such as walk on skylights, roof domes, roof windows, tubelights, sun tunnels etc., even a property built into a hillside can gain plenty of light and depth for its lower floors. For a house that has been uniquely designed to fit within a hillside, the addition of skylights, roof domes, tubelights etc. is a key element that must address the limitations that the environment may cause, while transforming their presence into a distinctive design feature.

This can be achieved effortlessly by using our vast range of skylights, roof domes and roof windows (including walk on versions), to incorporate light into the property from above.

Our market leading Aurora, Velux, Dakea and Coxdome ranges offer an award winning quality and finish, ideal for adding light and ventilation to a room that may be obstructed from the hillside. Offer these products to customers with unique property designs, and highlight the endless possibilities they have to add value to their homes!

For more information, call one of our friendly staff on 01623 624500, or email [email protected].

You can also order online for nationwide next day delivery. And if you require any technical assistance, our team is always on hand to offer the support you need.


Written by: Joe

Published on: 21 September 2015

Categories: Company News, Uncategorized