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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is our advice in answer to your questions. Please be assured that we take the strain throughout the process.

Everyone’s requirements differ. Our skylights are designed to fit (almost) every need and make your selection as easy as possible. So once your Architect, Designer, Builder or even DIY expert has the aperture size specified or actually constructed then you can be sure that Viva will manufacture a skylight in double quick time to do a hansom job.


Dozens of choices, made easy step by step
You can save by specifying to your builder or joiner one of our standard size skylights rather than preparing the opening and then specifying a bespoke size, however we do both so are happy to help.

Measuring Up

A helping hand.
Whether you are building a new opening, using an existing one or able to specify a standard size you will need to make sure the sizes are correct. Read our brief guide to getting started.


We apply the latest coatings to ensure an almost perfect long lasting finish.

Powder coating is the very best finish to apply to your folding doors. The thermoset polymer of architectural grade creates a hard finish much tougher than ordinary paint so future maintenance is minimal with many years of attractive life. We offer the four most popular colours : Black , Anthracite, Grey and White. Other colours from the RAL range are optionally available. RAL is a specialized polyester powder coating for aluminium and is tough and long lasting. If you have a special colour in mind let us know and we will be happy to quote.


Technology and Features

The latest and highest standards are our mantra.
We have designed our skylights to withstand the worst of the British weather. Tested to extremes to ensure that you keep warm and dry. The double glazing and the highest specification thermally broken aluminium systems ensure the cold and damp is kept out. Our skylights comply with British Standards calling for U Values of 1.8 or better which our system comfortably exceeds.

Choice of Glazing Specification

Self cleaning ‘Activ’ glass comes as standard.
This will reduce to an absolute minimum the need to clean the glass since the coating encourages the rain to wash the panes clear. Otherwise there are many choices, laminated glass over a pool, solar glass to cut down the effects of the sun, but in any case all are toughened to keep you safe and secure. The double glazed units are 24mm and are argon filled to ensure stability, they all have a U-value rating of 1.1.


Just go onto our skylight configurator, enter your size, choose the colour you like and the full specification including the number of vents will be shown on the screen. We offer a small range of standard sizes at a special price so if you’re early on with your building project perhaps you can make the aperture to suit and save some money.


We supply as standard manual opening vents with screw jacks. However these can be optionally offered with electric openers.


Our stylish skylights are easily chosen from our configurator or naturally we are here to assist you with your technical questions and size selection, nothing is too much trouble. As well as providing simple instructions for your self build project (perhaps with your builder or joiner) we also have an expert fitting service. Now choose your skylight.


Our normal delivery time is as little as 15 working days from confirmation of order.

We do ask for a responsible person to receive the goods. We ask for clear access and safe ground conditions. It is also important that there is good access to the skylight aperture. In some cases craning will be required at possible additional cost.

Windows and Doors

Often when choosing a skylight you have in mind some doors and windows. We can meet all your needs at Viva. We have a range of bi-folding or sliding doors available or just ask us for a quote for your doors or windows.

Get an instant quote

Use our online configurator to design your perfect skylight and get an instant quote to your inbox. If you have any questions, simply give us a call.

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The pitch of our range of skylights is set at 20° offering an imposing, airy structure.

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Sturdy Frames

Thermally broken aluminium framework tested and designed to withstand the worst of the British Weather in a choice of fashionable and hardwearing polyester powder coated finishes. To save you money we have a range of standard sizes or we can make to measure, just select the size to suit your plans, construct the upstand to the chosen size and within a fast delivery time and a few hours of installation your home will be warm, dry and secure.

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Whether you are choosing a standard or a made to measure skylight the model shown will illustrate whether vents are included and their position. Vents are manual as standard although they can be electrically operated should you require, just ask for a price.

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Double glazed self-cleaning units

We would naturally offer glazing to the highest performance and safety standards. The toughened safety glass is specified as self cleaning as standard. These argon filled units offer U-values of 1.2 or better. If your skylight is located above a swimming pool or you have special glazing requirements talk to us, we are here to help.

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From the modest to grand our skylights are available in a range of standard sizes from as little as 1000mm wide or we can make a bespoke skylight to fit. In all instances the skylights are designed to give good light and a clear view from inside your home.

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