How to bring more natural light into your property

Trade Access Panels Ltd

When it comes to natural light in your home, there are many different options which you can take to ensure that there is sufficient non-artificial light within the premises.

Natural light is a critical natural resource which can bring a lot of benefits, and there are multiple ways of generating it for your property.

We are going to be taking a look at a few of these below, so that you can achieve the light levels which you desire.

Roof Lantern – Less Roof More Sky One of the first things which you can do to bring additional natural light into your property is to install a Roof Lantern.

A Roof Lantern would not only provide you with added natural daylight but would also add financially to your property by changing a dull flat roof extension room into a modern room fit for any purpose.

At Trade Access Panels we offer the Atlas Roof Lantern with its minimalist design and ultra-low sightlines.

There are available in 5 standard stock sizes with several colour choices (bespoke made to measure roof lanterns are also available - please call our sales team on 01922 500145 for full details.

The Atlas Roof Lantern offer the perfect solution to gain light via any current flat roof whilst providing a modern contemporary image to any room.

Flat Glass Rooflight – All Sky No Roof

Another option for getting more natural light into the room is to install a Rooflight.

For people who are not aware of what a Rooflight actually is, imagine a glass window which is mounted on the roof, as opposed to inside a wall.

This means that there will be a section of glass installed within the existing flat roof, which will help to bring the light into the home.

At Trade Access Panels we offer both the Atlas and Coxdome Flat Glass Rooflights.

Both options have narrow internal sightlines for a perfect neat finish and minimal outer trim for optimum contemporary sightline.

The Flat Glass Rooflight creates the illusion of open roof space, to provide a sleek, modern appearance which makes a stunning addition to any home, modern or traditional.

Sun Tunnel – A Window in a Tube

Another option for introducing more natural light into a room is to install a Sun Tunnel.

The Sun Tunnel allows natural light into the room without the need to remove any large sections of the roof.

This is a good way for people to get natural light in an area without compromising on the design, and is also one of the most affordable methods available.

The Sun Tunnel natural daylight system directs sunlight into a room from roof level.

The Sun Pipe collects daylight on the roof using a patented Diamond dome and uses an aluminum pipe coated with MIRO SILVER® to transfer light to a room.

The ceiling diffuser then evenly distributing the light around the room. Sun Tunnel Kits are suited to almost any application, and have been installed anywhere from residential bedrooms and bathrooms to commercial premises, schools and hospitals.

Large Mirrors

Another method to bring more natural daylight into a room is by using large wall mirrors.

This is both a practical idea and a stylish one.

Mirrors will help to reflect the natural light which comes in from the window and ensures that you will have the light levels you need within your property.

Mirrors are a decorator's best friend, and with good reason — a well-placed mirror makes the most of a room's natural light, enhances views, opens a small space and adds oomph to decor.

The key lies in pairing the right mirror with the right location to maximize its decor-uplifting potential.


There are certain colours which are lighter than others, and these helps to reflect the light. For an optimum effect, select soft tones of off-white, blue and green, and always remember that brighter rooms look bigger and more inviting.

Try painting your wall trim and moldings in a lighter color than your walls

Polished Flooring

Your flooring can play a massive part in the darkness of a room.

Changing floor coverings may not be an option but if you have a bare wood floor then you may want to consider painting your floorboards white to help them reflect light.

Also gloss varnish can make your floors brighter than a standard satin or matt finish.

To summarise, there are numerous options available to you if you wish to generate as much natural light for your property as possible.

When it comes to installing a Roof Lantern, Sun Tunnel or Flat Glass or Polycarbonate Rooflights, then Trade Access Panels has a wide selection of products available to suit your exact requirement.