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Extension. Normal or high ceiling

  • 28-12-2019 4:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 459 ✭✭ Cal04


    Thinking of putting a small extension onto living area of kitchen. Kitchen and living area are a normal ceiling. There will be a slider door and a window at either side of stove. If I'm having a higher ceiling, I was advised to put in velux windows. Don't want to make the area harder to heat because of higher ceiling. Also, which one would be cheaper


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,919 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    lower ceiling will be cheaper to heat but may make kitchen darker.
    velux can be ducted down into the flat ceiling


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,625 ✭✭✭ Millionaire only not


    Cal04 wrote: »
    Thinking of putting a small extension onto living area of kitchen. Kitchen and living area are a normal ceiling. There will be a slider door and a window at either side of stove. If I'm having a higher ceiling, I was advised to put in velux windows. Don't want to make the area harder to heat because of higher ceiling. Also, which one would be cheaper

    If u have money to burn do the velux !
    If u haven’t don’t , the job will double in price for high ceilings and velux !
    And possible loss of heat if ur not going to spend on extra insulation as ur area to insulate will be verity walls , roof as against your more straight forward flat ceiling !
    Again hard to advise without seeing the plans !


  • Registered Users Posts: 459 ✭✭ Cal04


    Thank you both. Will have slider doors and some windows so hard to know really


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,441 ✭✭✭ wexfordman2


    Cal04 wrote: »
    Thank you both. Will have slider doors and some windows so hard to know really

    In the vekux side of things, my honest advice is, if you need it to give light into the room, then absolutely put them in, there is ithing worse than a dark kitchen.

    We self built 20 years ago, and the kitchen was constantly dark, even in the summer, as we didnt put enough sunlight into it. Put velux in about 2 years ago and it's like a different house.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 10,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BryanF


    If u have money to burn do the velux !
    If u haven’t don’t , the job will double in price for high ceilings and velux !
    And possible loss of heat if ur not going to spend on extra insulation as ur area to insulate will be verity walls , roof as against your more straight forward flat ceiling !
    Again hard to advise without seeing the plans !

    Double the price?

    Are you a builder?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,240 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    If u have money to burn do the velux !
    If u haven’t don’t , the job will double in price for high ceilings and velux !
    And possible loss of heat if ur not going to spend on extra insulation as ur area to insulate will be verity walls , roof as against your more straight forward flat ceiling !
    Again hard to advise without seeing the plans !

    OP, get proper advice. Velux or a higher than standard ceiling will not double the price of the job.


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