Inspired by Wind

-brought to life by VELUX

Keith Dixon and Jenny Skinner fell in love with the Huon Valley in Tasmania and bought a block of land with beautiful views. But the block was on a hilltop…making the most of the views would expose their new home to ferocious winds from Antarctica. They presented local architect Misho Vasiljevich with the challenge.

Misho responded with a brilliant design. Shaped like an aeroplane wing, Keith and Jenny’s new home offers minimal wind resistance. And 19 VELUX roof windows placed at an aerodynamic angle help them take in the view and keep out the wind.

Please read the full story in the case study. If you feel inspired, don’t hesitate to call 1300 859 856 or send us an email. We would love to help you include VELUX skylights or roof windows in your next project. 

Greensmart

VELUX skylights make GreenSmart project possible...

Building a home with no need for air conditioning is easier said than done when the outside temperature ranges from minus 10ºC to plus 40ºC. The McCoullough family had to – and VELUX skylights made it possible. 

In this case study you can see how the McCoulloughs built the ultimate Green Smart home on 750 acres of bush land with no road access, no power and no water. They used every Green Smart trick in the book...in the end it was the VELUX skylights that got them across the line.

We hope you’ll find their story inspirational. If you’d like to know more about VELUX skylights, please call 1300 859 856 or send us an email.

D&C Homes

VELUX skylights add the X-factor

D&C Homes in Adelaide installed their first VELUX skylight in a display home in 2014. Now they wouldn't build a display home without VELUX. Owners Andrew and Lance explain why:
"Put VELUX skylights in a display home and you have a standout feature. People are amazed with the light and space they create. When it comes to money, the investment can be justified in two words: energy savings. And VELUX skylights come in so many sizes and levels of sophistication that they'll suit any budget."

Read the case study for the full story. If you feel inspired, don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you include VELUX skylights in your next project.

Storm

VELUX Skylights weather the perfect storm...

On 6 March 2010 Melbourne was hit by a 'super cell thunderstorm' that released hail stones larger than cricket balls. In on of the worst affected areas, bird breeder John Spink was caught in his home beneath 16 skylights...10 plastic domes and 6 VELUX.

In this case study you can read John's story. His plastic dome skylights collapsed within a few minutes, releasing a flood of water into his home. In contrast, all VELUX skylights remained largely unaffected throughout the ordeal. A testament to the quality of VELUX skylights and the rigorous testing they are submitted to.

We hope you'll find the case study interesting. If you would like further information, please contact us on 1300 859 856 or send us an email.

Building Trends

Space...light...privacy...the reasons for using VELUX skylights are diverse. But one thing is for sure: they are getting more and more popular among Australian architects, builders and home buyers.

In fact, in one of Canberra's display villages almost half the homes have VELUX skylights installed. We went to Canberra for a photo shoot and talked to three of the builders. You can read their stories in the case study.

If you want to know what VELUX can do for your designs, please give us a call on 1300 859 856 or send us an email.

Hail Test

Half of Australia's Costliest hailstorms have happened since 2007.

VELUX skylights are designed to handle anything Australia throws at it... including hail. But how can they resist hailstones the size and weight of cricket balls without breaking?

See our case study to see how VELUX skylights survive or head over to Made for Australia page to see more tests.