Cupolas and Skylights – Installation and Repair
It may not always be possible to extend your property, but what if you could install a skylight or cupola to flood a room with natural light and create the illusion of more space?
Imagine looking at beautiful views and clouds from your skylight or cupola.
What is the difference between a skylight and a cupola?
Often the terms are used interchangeably but strictly speaking a cupola is a dome-shaped glazed structure that projects upwards from a roof. Sometimes the term is stretched to include such a structure with straight sides.
A skylight is any window or structure installed in a roof to admit light. This includes, but is not limited to, cupolas.
Open-sided cupolas first began to appear in 8th-century Islamic architecture in the Middle East.
They sat at the top of minarets so that the imams could call out to the faithful to come and pray.
The design spread to the western world and adopted as unglazed, straight-sided cupolas, or roof turrets, on barn buildings and similar. Their purpose was to provide ventilation, before the development of ventilated eaves for the same purpose.
The Renaissance saw massive cupolas in Italian architecture in the grand churches and basilicas of the period.
Today, they can be a stylish and practical adornment to any home. And of course, they are the ultimate in eco-friendly, as they use natural sunlight to illuminate the indoors, saving electricity, while by night they provide the perfect spot to star gaze: with all the lights turned off, of course!
Cupolas and Skylight Installation
Windsor Bespoke Timber Manufacturing can supply and fit a cupola or skylight to completely transform your home.
We can supply from our range of modular cupolas or build a one of a kind just for you, to your precise specifications.
Our designer will work with you, from within your home to realise your vision. The designer will draw plans, showing all dimensions to help you visualise how your home will look, inside and out, once the project is completed.
There are numerous designs to choose from: traditional, modern or your own twist on a classic.
Traditionally, cupolas were made from timber, which is a beautiful material for the task.
At Windsor Bespoke Timber, we specialise in manufacture, delivery and installation of fine quality timber products.
We work with a huge number of builders, architects and contractors as their go-to timber manufacturer.
We supply, deliver and fit to all areas around Fife, Edinburgh and beyond.
We will be delighted to manufacture, supply and fit an eye-catching cupola or skylight designed just for your you, to bring the light into your home.
If you would like to add this feature to your property, then get in touch with Windsor Bespoke today for a free quote.
Cupola Repairs Fife and Edinburgh
Cupolas, also known as roof skylights in Edinburgh, are common on the skyline in the city and the surrounding areas. In Edinburgh, almost all tenement flats with communal stairwells have one.
Windsor Bespoke have become experts in repairing, replacing and installing cupolas throughout Fife and Edinburgh.
Whether the job calls for a repair of lead work, replacement glass or a complete replacement of the copula including internal finishing, we have the skills and expertise to carry all the works required. So, whether it be a simple repair or complete bespoke new installation, give Windsor Bespoke a call today.
About Windsor Bespoke Timber Manufacturing
We use traditional crafts to create beautiful bespoke timber products for your home.
Many people might assume that we’ll be expensive, and you might also be thinking the same. We make everything with the highest quality timber, all bespoke and fitted by our passionate experts.
However, we also understand that you have to work to a budget, but there’s no reason you should sacrifice quality for a lower price.
We’re able to manufacture, deliver and fit your new cupola, kitchen, bedroom furniture, stunning staircase or new doors all in one go. This saves you both time and money because you won’t have to get separate tradespeople to help.