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  Traditional Roof Lanterns - Let light in from above - Traditional Roof Lanterns  

Our company for some years has been designing and manufacturing traditional Roof Lanterns. Applications have included domestic use, shopping arcades, swimming pools, pubs and restaurants, and many of our installations have entailed listed building consent.

There is now a growing demand for Roof Lanterns - whether for use in new building projects or for incorporation into existing structures. Our experience shows that there are countless buildings with areas of flat roof which may be used to install a roof lantern - completely transforming the room below.

What is a Roof Lantern?

A roof lantern, in its traditonal form, is essentially a glass and timber structure, very much like a miniature conservatory roof, which is incorporated, usually into an area of flat roof, inorder to introduce light into the area below

It is nevertheless quite possible to incorporate a roof lantern into the ridge of a roof, and there are other areas where a Lantern can work well if the design and execution are carried out correctly.

Roof lanterns were first used in the Georgian era, at a time when the first orangeries and conservatories were being built. Initially they were exclusively the preserve of the rich in their fine town and country houses.

However as glass became more affordable and society more affluent, structures such as conservatories and roof lanterns became much more widespread. Throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras, roof lanterns were used wherever they were needed for both practical and aesthetic reasons - over landings and stairwells, in billiard rooms, reception rooms, and kitchens and in places of education and public spaces everywhere.

It is sadly true that many of these fine and imposing structures were prone to leak, due to the limitiation of contemporary materials. Fortunately today we have the benefit of modern dry double glazing techniques and advanced sealing compounds.

These improvements, together with the use of sealed double glazed panels ensure that our Roof Lanterns combine traditional appearance and the use of traditional materials where appropriate whilst at the same time offering high performance in the following key areas:

Structural Integrity and Durability. Good Insulation Properties. Low maintenance.

In particular, modern preservative treatments and the use of high quality microporous paints and stains contribute greatly to the structure and the life of the paint finish before any maintenance becomes necessary.

  Tel:    01797 224483
Web: http://www.rooflanterns.co.uk
Email: chriscooper@rooflanterns.co.uk
Fax:   01797 224645


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