How to Select Your Skypod Size

Skypod roof lanterns are pitched skylights developed for fitting to flat roofs so that the natural light in living spaces can be increased. Roof lanterns are a popular choice for both modern developments and older properties due to their affordability and ease of installing. As part of the planning process, you will need to decide on your Skypod size.

The Skypod size you will require depends on the dimensions of the flat roof and the layout of the room below. The range of sizes and shapes available each have different features. It is worth understanding all the options to help you make the right decision.

Skypod Sizes

Rectangular

The standard Skypod size is rectangular. This is mainly because most flat roofs are rectangular, so the two fit together perfectly. If you want to avoid having a side rafter bar to allow for unimpeded views, the dimensions of your Skypod needs to be a maximum size of 1.5 x 2.75m.

The largest rectangular Skypod available is 2.75m x 8.7m which includes a three-bar gable. Installing a large Skypod can give a room a sense of open space with a full glass ceiling.

If you have a large flat roof area, you may want to consider fitting 2 or 3 smaller Skypod roof lanterns. The placement of these Skypods should be carefully considered to complement the plan of the living area below.

For example, if the flat roof is over an open plan kitchen and dining area, you may want a Skypod roof lantern over the dining table and one over the kitchen work surface or island.

Square

Square Skypod roof lanterns are available in sizes from 1.5 x 1.5m to 2.75m x 2.75m. As with rectangular roof lanterns they can be fitted as single units or as a set.

The small square Skypod is ideal for adding extra light to porches to create a welcoming space for an entrance.

A square Skypod could fit perfectly to a garden room extension or a ground floor study. The introduction of a Skypod will create a light, bright space that is suitable for all-year-round use.

Acute

The acute Skypod shape has been developed specifically for narrow and small flat roofs.

The angle of the glazing pitch in the acute Skypod is 35 degrees instead of the standard 20 degrees. This increase in pitch enables the Skypod to have a smaller footprint with roof lantern dimensions of 0.5 x 0.5m possible.

The acute Skypod offers the possibility of adding increased natural light into smaller living spaces. Even if you are planning a small flat roof extension you can still include a Skypod roof lantern.

Skypod Size selected? Decide on the Finishing Details

Now you’ve picked the most suitable Skypod for the project you need to consider the frame and glazing colour options. For more information on these, please see our Skypod product page.

If you need any guidance about which Skypod size is the right one for you, our team are always available to help.