Looking for some feedback/advice on Skylights..
I have checked out various options.. and seems good ones are very expensive.. Can buy a Velux tube type and DIY (don't want opening type) that are around $600 and the Solartube ones are Distributor install only.. at around $1,700.. discounted the cheaper Bunnings type.. with the flexible foil tube style..
My alternative plan
Replace a sheet - or half a sheet - of corrugated iron with a clear corrugated acrylic sheet.. then frame up a light well from the rooms flat ceiling up to the roof.
I am thinking of using a random - pre-loved - double glazed window at the ceiling level or a nice old lead light.. because i don't want the light well to lose heat through the chimney effect..
The advantage in using this technique is that I can also channel some of that light into the hallway.. that would have otherwise required two skylights..
Even though I might not have the shiny SS tube like on the bought ones.. I was thinking of lining the well with the silver foil-back insulation product to get more reflection.. but also that the opening at ceiling level would be a lot bigger and therefore provide more light anyway.
Anyone done anything similar... I cannot see any reason why it wouldn't work.. appreciate any comments..