Roof lanterns are an alternative to flat glass rooflights. The glass is angled to a pitch creating two triangular end pieces and two trapezoidal long sides which create the distinctive roof lantern shape.
Our roof lanterns have a distinct and unique design that utilises the latest state-of-the-art technology in structural silicone glazing. The advantage of this market-leading technology enables us to produce a product which has frameless glass to glass hip and ridge joints, creating one of the slimmest sightlines on the market.
This unique design has also been adopted across our Pyramid and Octagonal rooflight ranges. The slim glass to glass joints creates a stunning roof feature which floods the area beneath with generous amounts of natural light. They can be used in a wide variety of applications and predominantly within a flat roof situation.
Our roof lanterns and other rooflights are manufactured using state of the art structural silicone glazing techniques. These techniques allow us to manufacture our low pitch 30 degree frameless roof lantern with glass to glass joints and without the need for internal framework to the hips or ridge, creating one of the slimmest roof lanterns on the market.
Our Octagonal roof lantern is low pitch and frameless adopting the same technology as our lantern and pyramid rooflights which means it has no internal hip framework ensuring that the maximum amount of natural light is able to penetrate the room beneath.
Our pyramid rooflight is frameless in design with glass set at a 30 degree angle to create a low pitch pyramid rooflight that uses the same technology as our roof lantern. This means that it has no internal hip framework ensuring that the maximum amount of natural light is able to penetrate the room beneath.
Primarily designed for larger roof lanterns between 3500mm and 5800mm in length, our accredited structural silicone glazing techniques allow a design identical to our smaller lanterns but with the introduction of a centre ultra slim rafter but without the requirement for internal framework to the products hips or ridge.
This product is primarily used where there is a requirement for a lantern rooflight design but with a wall abutment. This allows maximum natural light to penetrate into darker spaces of the room, particularly rooms that have been extended.
Secured by design SB30 low pitch roof lantern rooflights to meet the requirements setout in The Building Regulations Approved Document Part Q: Security in Dwellings (2015 Edition).
Secured by design pyramid rooflight to meet the requirements setout in The Building Regulations Approved Document Part Q: Security in Dwellings (2015 Edition).
Our accredited structural silicone glazing techniques allow the production of a glass lantern rooflight without the requirement for internal framework to the products hips or ridge.
Our pyramid rooflight uses the same technology as our lantern rooflight which means it has no internal hip framework ensuring that the maximum amount of natural light is able to penetrate the room beneath.
All of our rooflights can be delivered around the UK, or you can collect from our factory in Leicester.
Stock items delivered within 48 hours (subject to availability).
Custom sizes normally 20-25 working days (subject to workload at the time of ordering).
Normally, you don’t require planning permission to insert rooflights or roof lanterns into your roof, as the permitted development rules allow roof alterations under certain limits and conditions. However, there are certain conditions in which a roof lantern may require planning permission. Therefore, we would always recommend discussing such alterations with your local planning authority prior to undertaking any alteration works. Additional information is obtainable via the following link: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/47/roof
If you’re looking for something to provide lots of light and a wow factor, then absolutely. They flood the area beneath with generous amounts of natural light and can also create an attractive centrepiece to any kitchen or living space. We offer stock sizes and also bespoke sizes up to 2m x 5.8m in glass angles of 20, 30 and 40 degrees. Roof lanterns are an excellent addition to an existing property or a new extension.
This depends on the size of lantern and your builder. All our roof lanterns are pre-assembled by our expert team of operatives in our manufacturing facility. They are delivered fully assembled and fully weathertight. Therefore, the installation process can be very easy and efficient. We would expect an average size lantern to take approximately 1 hour to install. In most cases, your builder would install the roof lantern. In our experience, most builders are happy to install the roof lantern but it is always worth discussing this with your builder prior to ordering.
As with most glass products, the lantern will need to be cleaned from time to time. Fortunately, the angle of the glass tends to look after itself. We can apply an easy clean coating on the glass in the factory, if really necessary, but we wouldn’t do this as standard.
Glazing technology has improved significantly over the years. They are a complete contrast to the plastic conservatory roof sheeting, which if you’ve ever experienced it in the rain, is rather noisy, to say the least! You can have complete confidence that a glass roof lantern, like ours, will offer you a comfortable and peaceful living area.
With significant improvements in glass technology and structural glazing techniques, we are able to offer a roof lantern with outstanding thermal efficiency and low U values. With various glazing options, we can offer a glazing specification to suit your requirements. This will produce a lantern that keeps the room warm in the winter and cooler in the summer and lowers heating bills.