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How many is too many roof windows

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Carolebarnbuild, 1 Jun 2021.

  1. Carolebarnbuild

    Carolebarnbuild

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    Hi, not sure if anyone can help with my query. We are converting a 1960 barn. The room is 10 x 11 meters and will be completely open plan with a vaulted ceiling height of approx 6 meters at the apex. The roof pitch is 22.5 and is oriented east to west. There will be two patio sliders on both east and west walls and a gabled glazed north elevation. There will be a mezzanine at the back 3rd of the barn which is the only elevation without windows. Planning have allowed 6 roof windows but i am worried that so many will make the room too bright and let in too much heat. Is that a thing? Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Velux do remote control external anti heat blinds.
    In my view its better to have the ability to shut the light out than not to have it at all.
     
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    As it happens I do have six velux windows in my SSE facing single storey extension which is around ten metres or so across. Yes it can get pretty warm in mid summer but we just pull the blinds down and run the ceiling fan. However they give quite a benefit in spring and autumn if the sun is shining because of the solar heating effect which often allows us to turn off the heating between 10 am andl 4pm so go for it.
     
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