Manual Velux Skylight Windows

Manual Velux Skylight Windows 2018-03-09T19:38:49+00:00

Manually Operated Velux Skylight Windows

 manually operated velux skylights The VS Manually Opening Skylight offers the comfort and energy savings of free Daylight and Natural Ventilation. The pre-installed Insect Screen adds the benefit of keeping mosquitoes and flies out during the warmer months.

  • White painted interior wood frame and sash;
  • Outer aluminium cappings (grey);
  • Operated by winder handle, for within reach situations, or by rod for out-of reach use (to 285cm above head height);
  • Smooth, low profile sits lower in the roof, does not obstruct the roofline;
  • Choice of 9 sizes;
  • Choice of High Performance glazing (with NEAT™ coating: reduces cleaning frequency) or Comfort double glazing (most sizes);
  • Insect screen fitted as standard.
  • Complete with flashings for corrugated iron or tile roofs.
  • Approximately 80% Heat Block.

Manual control options:

Each manual Velux skylight comes with a winder handle for operating within-reach skylights and a telescopic rod control for out-of-reach situations (145cm in length, extendable up to 285cm)

Looking for installation instructions? Download a dedicated guide here. You can also download a brochure here.

Two kinds of Glazing Options

Velux fixed roof windows and skylights come with high performance double glazing and include:

  • Laminated inner panes for added safety.
  • Outer pane of toughened safety glass
  • Low-E³ coating maximises Light Transmittance/reduces Solar Heat Gain
  • Argon filled cavity together with Low-E³ coating increases thermal performance by reducing approx 75% of heat flow through the pane
  • NEAT™ Coating on outer pane reduces cleaning frequency. Warm edge technology increases energy efficiency

High Performance Double Glazing (2004) Benefits

Radiant heat block:

  • Complete window approximately 80%
  • Glass only approx 75%
  • UV Harmful rays block approx 99%
  • Noise reduction factor‡ 32 decibels
  • WERS rating 5 stars
  • Double layer of Low-E³ coating.
  • 10 year warranty on insulated glass seal.
  • Reduced cleaning frequency
  • Toughened safety glass.
  • Low-E³ coating maximises Light Transmittance/reduces Solar Heat Gain.
  • Argon filled cavity together with Low-E³ coating increases thermal performance by reducing approximately 75% of heat flow through the pane.
  • Warm edge technology increases energy efficiency

Comfort double glazing (2005) Benefits:

Radiant heat block:

  • Complete window approximately 80%
  • Glass only approximately 75%
  • UV Harmful rays block approximately 95%
  • Noise reduction factor‡ 29 decibels
  • WERS rating 5 stars
  • Double layer of Low-E³ coating.
  • 10 year warranty on insulated glass seal.
  • What is the installation pitch for the VS Skylight?

    Velux VS Skylights must be installed between 15 and 90 degrees. If the pitch of your roof is less than 15 degrees, you must use a custom flashing. Our expert skylight contractors can install these for you.

  • Why is roof pitch important for skylight installations?

    The Southside Group stocks Velux’s flashing kits. These kits are purpose engineered with precise pitch requirements. Why does this matter? Roof pitch is a critical consideration because it ensures the roof’s slope is sufficient to drain water effectively from the flashing and skylight.

  • What is the frame out size for this Skylight?

    The frame out size is the width and height of the Skylight. The clearance between rafters must be at least width of the Skylight, battens are then placed at a distance equal to the height of the Skylight.

  • Can manual skylights be turned and installed sideways?

    Manual skylights cannot be installed sideways, however a ‘landscape’ size is available (S01 size: 1140×700).

  • What flashing do I use to group multiple skylights together?

    VELUX COMBI-FLASHING is engineered for this purpose. However, the pitch of the roof must be 15° or greater.

  • What glazing does the VS skylight come in?

    The Velux VS skylight is available in ‘High Performance Double Glazing’ or ‘Comfort Double Glazing’ options.

    ‘High Performance Double Glazing’ has a laminated internal pane to meet Australian Standard AS 1288 which is required for skylights installed greater than 3m above floor level. This glazing also comes with NEAT™ coating to reduce cleaning frequency.

    The ‘Comfort Double Glazing’ is only for use when skylights are installed less than 3m above floor level.

  • Can I apply a film or tint to the glass?

    In order to preserve your manufacturer warranty, the Southside Group does not recommend adding store-bought film to the skylight glass. Velux skylight glass is made with a LoE coating and injected with Argon gas which makes our skylights very energy efficient.

  • What colour is the VS?

    All current skylight have an exterior neutral grey colour that blends well with most roofing materials (similar to COLORBOND ironstone grey). The internal colour is white to match white ceilings.

  • How far do manual skylights open?

    All sizes open to approximately 300mm.

  • What do I use to open or close my manual skylight?

    For manual skylights installed out-of-reach a ZCT 300 telescopic rod can be used. A ZZZ 201 crank handle can be used when installed in-reach. For installation above 4m, VELUX recommends the use of an electric skylight.

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