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Old 09.09.2019, 15:02
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Planning permission: velux windows

Anyone here put in velux windows into the roof? I'm looking at doing this and wondered whether this requires planning permission (assuming not a protected roof)? Also interested to hear experiences on costs...
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Anyone here put in velux windows into the roof? I'm looking at doing this and wondered whether this requires planning permission (assuming not a protected roof)? Also interested to hear experiences on costs...

Yes, you do need permission but it is usually "adminsitative" ie, you give the commune the file, pay and everybody is happy. If you have neighbors with direct line of sight, get them to sign off on your plans.



Cost, about Chf 2'500-3'000.-- per window, fitted if i rmember rightly.


Not worth going for tripple glaze apparantly double is more than sufficient for smallish openings.


Time, about 1 day to fit
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Re: Planning permission: velux windows

Thanks. I recall a quote for UK fitting of 500, so the Swiss mark-up seems in the range

I managed to find a price list for 'building approvals' for my gemeinde. It seems that everything needs to be approved, no matter how basic, and everything incurs a cost.
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Re: Planning permission: velux windows

When you order them, you can also buy the fitting blinds as I found that a pain to install afterwards.
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When you order them, you can also buy the fitting blinds as I found that a pain to install afterwards.
Thanks. I saw some quite fancy stuff including integrated external roller blinds etc. but the whole purpose is to get as much additional light into the rooms, so no plans for blinds right now
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Thanks. I saw some quite fancy stuff including integrated external roller blinds etc. but the whole purpose is to get as much additional light into the rooms, so no plans for blinds right now

Be careful of too much sun....you can get a double blind for sun and darkeness which is good.


GBP500.-- .....Does this include cost of Window ?



To my recollection the window cost abour Chf 1k.-- + Chf 1.5k for fitting, ie de-tilining, cutting hole in roof, fitting and securing window, copper work outside, water-proofing, cutting and replacing tiles, finsihing on inside with wood, fitting of blind.


I didn't find Chf 2.5-3k so exspenive and the benfits were well worth it.


To do it yourself is possible but you wound need to be good at DIY...
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