Setting a new direction for roof window design

Ever wondered why we think our roof windows are Better by Design? Read on to learn more about our continual development and innovation for the Roof Window.

Based at our Polish Head Office, we have over 100 engineers in our Research and Development Centre. They are challenged to continually strive for enhanced levels of aesthetics, performance, and market leading innovations, to ensure the homeowner gets maximum benefit from their roof windows.

The state-of-the-art development centre is fully equipped with such technology as a 3D printer, climate test chamber and full weather proofing testing pods, which include wind tunnels and low temperature testing facilities. This ensures that all of their products, both current and those being developed, are subject to stringent testing before being launched onto the market.

This commitment to design and cutting edge technology has helped develop many new and exciting innovations to the humble roof window. New products such as the unique Galeria Balcony System with all the working elements of the balustrading, neatly concealed beneath the window profiles, giving a streamlined appearance in the roof, as well as full functionality allowing the sashes to be opened outwards to give the feeling of stepping out of the roof.

Further enhancements to the standard window are also offered, such as the unique topSafe anti burglary system, now installed as standard on core range windows. More recent innovation has seen the introduction of the FAKRO preSelect, or 2for1 roof window, which provides all the practicality of the centre pivot window, but allows the room to be transformed by changing the function of the window into a top hung system, all with the flick of an inbuilt switch. The preSelect window is one window, with 2 operating functions, all with just one handle.

Naturally for such a forward-thinking company, FAKRO place a heavy emphasis on quality control and carry out more than 70 tests and spot checks to monitor the quality and safety of the products at every stage of production.

Don’t just take their word for it – FAKRO also hold over 20 certificates from recognised external testing authorities. These include the BBA & IAB SUV, as well as FIRES, experts of fire safety, CE Marking, and the prestigious TUV certificate (the only roof window with this recognition). And naturally all products are fully recognised by the NHBC.

Want to learn more about how your home could benefit from a FAKRO roof window?
Head over to  to browse the full range of timber and UPVC windows, and search your nearest FAKRO stockist. In addition to the wide range of standard products, FAKRO are able to offer a variety of custom made items, including non-standard sizes and internal & external colour options.