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Lighting that inspires

At Annexe Spaces, we consider beautiful lighting to be a fundamental design feature of every home. When planning your new building, we will consider how best to achieve optimum levels of natural and synthetic light, dependent on your annexe location and the specific rooms in question. Today's Building Regulations are ever more stringent in terms of lighting and energy efficiencies. We use both experience and SBEM* calculations to design homes that are fully compliant and our team of qualified experienced electricians will ensure your lighting is correctly installed and fully certified.

Energy Efficiency

We install highly energy efficient Aurora LED lighting, that performs at under 5 W/m2. Features include:

  • Dimmable internal lights (as standard)
  • Different colour temperatures available
  • Life span of 40,000 hrs
  • 4.8 watts
  • 5-year warranty
  • Maintenance free

Internal Lighting

You will, in consultation with our designers, decide exactly where and what lighting you desire for each room. You may consider incorporating skylights or sun tubes (see below) which together with our fabulous contemporary glazing will harness maximum natural light, minimising your need to 'switch on' and consume electricity.

External Lighting

Well positioned outdoor lighting is very important, especially through the darker winter months. We will incorporate weatherproof external LED down lighting above all steps, walkways, and entrances to enhance safety and security and create a welcoming ambience. In addition, we can install deck lighting and spot lighting for features such as pathways, trees, and other garden features.

Security Lighting

As an additional feature, our electricians can install PIR (Passive Infrared) lights around your bespoke new home, giving instant illumination when approaching in the dark and for added security.

Light Symphony

A 4-channel lighting control system enables you to control the main internal lighting, deck lights and garden lighting remotely. In addition, with the addition of a base station, you can control all the lights through your hand-held device (ipad or iphone) with a free app.

Maximising natural light

It may not be possible to achieve desired levels of natural light, if your proposed build site is, for example, overshadowed. We therefore recommend installation of skylights and sun tubes; both highly effective in harvesting natural light. Crucially, they work seamlessly with our roofing system, so there is no impact on our impressive manufacturer-backed roof warranties.


Sun-tube gathers natural light at roof level and transfers it, via highly reflective tubing, to a ceiling fitting which diffuses this light into the room below. Annexe Spaces use Solatube Daylighting Systems, which are the world's leading sun-tube brand:

  • Backed by BBA (British Board of Agrément) Certification
  • 10-year manufacturer's warranty
  • 99.7% reflective tube material
  • Thermally efficient
  • Includes man-safe security mesh
  • Maximum output with minimum building impact

Sky Lights:

Skylights are also a popular and cost effective solution to enhancing natural light level:

  • Double glazed
  • Highly thermally efficient: 0.9 W/m2K
  • Sit within an extruded aluminium frame
  • Comes with an easy clean coating
  • Available in wide range of sizes*
  • Require minimal maintenance

Our skylights are installed within a made to measure upstand which enhances the thermal performance and enables the skylight to be changed without disturbing the integrity of the roof. We use a specialist flashing which is continuous with the EPDM rubber roofing system giving a seamless, weatherproof, durable finish.

Quality that will last

Annexe Spaces pride ourselves in sourcing the best quality materials and using highly experience qualified installers. All our lighting products meet UK standards and Buildings Regulation for light transmittance, structural strength and stability, weather tightness, fire retardancy, thermal properties and durability.


Annexe Spaces employ The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) to calculate the energy performance of our buildings and demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations. SBEM calculations are also used to support Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) when required.