Changing value flashing tiles to slates ?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Diane Standring, Dec 6, 2018 at 6:35 PM.

  1. Diane Standring

    Diane Standring New Member

    Hi can anyone advise please if it is possible to change an existing velux window in a tile roof to one for synthetic slates as I want to change the roof back to its original . All the velux info is about the different types but I can't find out if they are interchangeable .
     
  2. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    You will need to get a new flashing kit for slates rather than the one you have now, which will be for the type of tiles you have.
     
  3. Diane Standring

    Diane Standring New Member

    Thank you. Is it a difficult job. Experienced roofer but he is getting on and not surenough if he doesn't want to mess around with it too much
     
  4. Jitender

    Jitender Well-Known Member

    There should be a plate on the inner frame of the window. It may have the year of manufacture and the size and type etc.

    https://www.sterlingbuild.co.uk/info/how-to-identify-your-velux-window-code

    If the window is old, its best to get a new widow installed complete with the correct flashing kit for the type of roof covering.

    There is a recessed flashing kit for slate so the window sits lower in the roof line.
     
  5. Diane Standring

    Diane Standring New Member

    What's a ball park cost for window is about 2' × 3' at a guess is it more than £500
     
  6. Jitender

    Jitender Well-Known Member

    A velux window in this size 55 x 118cm start at around £209 for the window alone, flashing kits around £55-70 depending on standard or recessed flashing kit.
     

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