For the last few years, roof lanterns, or lantern roof lights, have increased in popularity with homeowners in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire for creating a stylish new living space that’s filled with natural light and providing a feeling of spaciousness with spectacular views of the sky above.
They are a sleek and stylish architectural feature suitable for both contemporary and traditional home extensions, new builds or refurbishment projects. At Thames Valley Windows, we offer a wide range of roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire, giving you the choice of aluminium, uPVC or hardwood varieties. You will find that most of our roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire measure anything from 2 to 4m with a central ridge that measures 1 to 2m.
We are pleased to say that the roof lantern we offer here at Thames Valley Windows is one of a kind. That is because our roof lanterns do not need a hood covering at either end of the lantern ridge. Hood coverings, for the uninitiated, are semi-circle-styled covers that are about the same size as a dinner plate and are used to stop the lantern from leaking at the area where the ridge joins with the rafters.
It is also worth noting that the only roof lantern available in the wider Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire area with a square ridge and offering full waterproofing is found at Thames Valley Windows.
Depending on the specific glass classification you require, we will usually be able to get better U-values than other building regulation requirements and have regularly achieved 1.2 w/m2k for double glazing and 0.7 w/m2k for triple glazing.
With contemporary roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire, the approach is slightly different from the way it is with traditional styles. It is crucial that the rafters are wider apart as this will provide a larger area for glazing and give a much cleaner and slicker look. This will generally measure out at 1000mm. Alternatively, you may decide to opt for a roof lantern without any rafters and only four units of glazing and four sections of a hipped roof.
You will find that modern roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire are grey or black on the outside and inside and the rafter must be completely clean and square with no finials or cresting.
Traditional roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire tend to have rafters with central points that measure between 450 and 750mm. It is always our recommendation that you opt for slate grey or lead on the exterior instead of white because this blends better with the building material. On the interior, though, the world’s your oyster, and you can decide on whatever fits the décor best.
At Thames Valley Windows, you should know we carry customised hardwood roof lanterns that the exterior cover is coated in aluminium in a similar way to a composite window, and they require no maintenance. The same aluminium cover is used on the hardwoods as is used on aluminium lanterns.
Hardwood is an excellent option as this gives you a versatile range of choices with regards whether you want ovolo detailing or a square style and you also have options regarding the finials. For modern roof lanterns, many people seem to opt for round ball-style finials.
We recommend that your new roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire should be installed with electric-powered roof vent with a wall control panel. This is because roof lanterns tend to be found in kitchens where ventilation is vital. With the electric roof vent option, you can ensure your kitchen area is always ventilated adequately without there being a breach of your home security. These kinds of vents are also particularly useful when you have a lot of flying insects around during summer, as they will be able to fly out quickly.
At Thames Valley Windows, we can design, build and install fully bespoke roof lanterns that will suit whatever style or size your project is. We also carry several specific set stock sizes for aluminium lanterns that could help save you some time and money.
The standard aluminium roof lantern stock sizes we carry are:
We also have an exclusive line of modern glass roof lights available in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire.
These roof lights look frameless from both the outside and inside with a simple coating of black on the exterior edge to cover over the aluminium framework.
As the aluminium framework is affixed to a special timber upstand, the clear glass is the only visible element from the inside. As with other offerings, we may be able to, depending on the specification of the glass you are after, to achieve better u-Values than other building regulation requirements and can typically perform 0.7 w/m2k for triple glazing and 1.2 w/m2k for double glazing.
We can meet the needs of your personal preference and the project at hand by designing and installing fully bespoke glass roof lights. However, we also have a choice of standard sizes that can help you save some money and time; these include:
As our roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire are custom made to meet your own needs and style preferences and what suits your property best. We can’t give you an accurate quote without seeing your home or speaking to you. We can offer the following promises:
If you are interested in the roof lanterns in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire, we have to offer here at Thames Valley Windows, contact us today to see how we can help you transform your home and give it a new lease of life.an help you design and create an ultra-modern and stylish open-plan living space.
August 2020 Berkshire, Pangbourne
June 2020 Guildford, Surrey