The Solatube® Brighten Up® Series is a quality system that has been engineered to make installation as easy as possible with fewer parts to assemble and easy-install features such as 'easy snap' dome, pre-installed dome spacers, twist-fit ceiling ring and snap on/off ceiling diffuser. Below is an overview of Solatube® installation options, some tips on positioning your Solatube®, and full downloadable installation instructions for the Brighten Up® Series.
Solatube® installation service
In most areas of the UK, we can arrange for an experienced, independent installer to fit your Solatube® system in your home, quickly and efficiently with the minimum of disruption.
Installers charges start at around £300 plus VAT per system, subject to their confirmation, for a typical application such as a bungalow or two storey house where roof access is straightforward.
Please advise us when you order your Solatube® that you require installation and we will provide details of your nearest installers.
Do it yourself
If you are a competent DIYer, then you can fit Solatube® yourself. You should allow 4-5 hours for installation, particularly for your first installation. You will need to carry out some work on your roof, so you should only undertake this part of the installation if you are confident to do so safely. Prior to starting installation we recommend you read the instructions thoroughly and check the latest Health & Safety Guidelines from the HSE regarding working at height.
Employ a builder/tradesperson
If you are not confident to tackle the job yourself, then you can employ your own builder to install Solatube®. Any competent builder, roofer or home maintenance professional should be able to install your Solatube® for you.
Some tips on installing your Solatube®:
Solatube® performs best in dark areas of your home that have no source of natural light or receive only minimal daylight.
To avoid the clutter of multiple ceiling fixtures, Solatube® may be fitted with an integral electric light kit thus providing day and night-time lighting in one neat system. For bathrooms, a ventilation kit may also be combined with the Solatube® 160DS to provide a multi-functional 3 in 1 system.
For optimum performance keep the tube length and number of angles to a minimum
For optimal light distribution in long narrow rooms or corridors, multiple Solatube® Daylight Systems may provide more uniform light output than one larger central unit.