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Lantern Roofs

Open your ceiling to the sky above and funnel light into your conservatory with a lavish new lantern roof. It will leave it feeling bigger than you ever can imagine.

Reach skywards with your roof…

It’s impossible for flat or single-panel windows to capture light from as many angles as a lantern roof – it simply can’t do it! So, whether you have a north-, south-, east- or west-facing property, natural light will come pouring through a lantern roof during the daytime.

It will draw the sun and clouds closer, and all that lovely light will make you feel more closely connected to the outside world.

Lantern Roof - Internal View

A lantern roof is an option for most conservatories and single-storey extensions.

Get to work with the consultants at your local Conservatory Outlet Premium Retailer to ensure your lantern roof delivers on all fronts and is fully customised.

Hundreds of customers have seen their old conservatory, orangery or extension turned into a lighter and more pleasant space by a lantern roof. As standard, the roof comes with up-to-the-minute solar control glazing.

Lantern Roof - External View

Lantern Roof Features

The lantern roof reaches high into the sky and is suitable for extensions and refurbishments. As a sign of its quality, your new lantern roof will come with a considerable guarantee, courtesy of your local Retailer.

Get under the hood of the product by clicking on the hotspots opposite. They will help you learn more about the frame and glazing.

Lantern Roof

Roof Lanterns

Available in your choice of aluminium or UPVC both inside and out, in a range of colours.

Stormshield Protection

Our unique Stormshield protection in the ridge end ensures complete water tight design.

Solar Control Glazing

Your choice of solar control glazing options to keep your room comfortably warm and energy efficient.

Flat Roof Membrane

For a contemporary style and high performance design.

Decorative Cornice

To add the all-important finishing touch to your roof.

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Discover Our Lantern Roofs

To help you decide if a lantern roof is right for your conservatory we’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear about them below. If you have any other questions or would like a free quotation contact your nearest Premium Retailer.

What is a lantern roof?

A lantern roof is a distinctive architectural feature, typically found in home extensions or conservatories.

It consists of a raised structure with a central ridge and vertical sides, resembling a lantern. The roof is designed to bring an abundance of natural light into the space below, creating a bright and airy atmosphere.

The structure is often constructed with a framework of supporting bars or beams and features large panels or windows. These transparent panels allow sunlight to flood the room while providing an elevated and stylish aesthetic.

Lantern roofs are popular for their ability to enhance the visual appeal of a space, promote a sense of openness, and efficiently maximise natural light, making them a sought-after choice in modern architectural designs.

Why should I choose a lantern roof for my extension?

Choosing a lantern roof for your extension offers several compelling benefits.

Firstly, a lantern roof floods the space with natural light, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. The design, featuring a central ridge and vertical sides with large, often double-glazed panels, maximises sunlight exposure while maintaining an elegant aesthetic.

Additionally, a lantern roof adds a sense of openness and spaciousness to your extension, making it feel larger and more connected to the outdoors. The elevated structure allows for unobstructed views of the sky, enhancing the overall visual appeal. The transparency of the roof not only provides an aesthetically pleasing design but also contributes to energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.

Ultimately, choosing a lantern roof is an investment in creating a well-lit, visually appealing, and spacious extension that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding environment.

What materials can I choose for my lantern roof?

The two primary options available are aluminium and UPVC, each with distinct advantages.

Aluminium lantern roofs offer robustness and durability. They are lightweight, yet sturdy, providing excellent structural support while allowing for slimmer sightlines, maximising the amount of natural light that enters your home. Additionally, aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion, making it a suitable choice for areas with harsh weather conditions.

On the other hand, UPVC lantern roofs provide exceptional thermal efficiency and require minimal maintenance. Known for their insulation properties, UPVC roofs help regulate indoor temperatures, potentially reducing energy costs. They are also available in various colours and finishes, allowing for customisation to suit your home’s aesthetic.

When deciding between the two materials, consider factors such as your location, desired aesthetics, budget, and maintenance preferences. Consulting with your local Conservatory Outlet Premium Retailer who specialise in these products will offer valuable insights and guidance, ensuring you choose the most suitable material for your specific requirements and preferences.

Will a lantern roof prevent my conservatory from overheating?

Installing a lantern roof can significantly mitigate overheating issues in your conservatory.

Unlike older polycarbonate roofs notorious for turning conservatories into sweltering spaces akin to greenhouses during summer, modern lantern roofs offer superior thermal management.

The inclusion of solar control glazing represents a significant advancement, providing some relief from excessive heat. However, for consistent everyday useability and optimal temperature regulation, a tiled roofing system stands out as an excellent choice.

The versatility of a tiled roofing system not only ensures a more comfortable living environment by mitigating excessive heat but also creates a space suitable for year-round activities. The design of a lantern roof, combined with a tiled roofing system, strikes a balance between natural light intake and temperature regulation, transforming your conservatory into a functional and comfortable living space for various occasions throughout the year.

What lighting can I have with a lantern roof?

With a lantern roof, you have a multitude of lighting options to enhance the ambience and functionality of your space.

Natural light floods through the lantern roof during the day, reducing the need for additional lighting. However, when night falls or on cloudy days, supplementing with artificial lighting can create a welcoming atmosphere.

Consider incorporating pendant lights or chandeliers that hang elegantly from the lantern roof’s apex. These fixtures not only provide illumination but also add a touch of sophistication and style to your space. Alternatively, spotlights installed around the perimeter or along the ridge of the lantern roof offer a subtle and modern lighting solution, evenly dispersing light throughout the area without obstructing the view or architectural features.

Dimmer switches can further customise the lighting intensity, allowing you to create different moods according to the occasion or time of day. Combining different lighting sources can transform your space into a versatile and inviting environment, maximising the benefits of your lantern roof both day and night.

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