Roof lights and lanterns

 Roof lights and lanterns

Many of us are extending our homes rather than moving. As a consequence one of the challenges can be getting light into a back part of a room when it has been enlarged. Surbiton Glass Roof light and lanterns can be constructed to almost any geometric shape from square to octagonal. They can bring light into dark extensions, or just more light for the simple pleasure of it. With advancements in glazing and sealing techniques, modern lanterns have the benefits of high performance insulated glass and sealants, which reduce energy loss and provide water-tightness. Today roof lanterns are built of both plastic and aluminium, and of course wood although the relative difficulty of access and natural decay make this last less than perfect. They serve as an architectural feature, distinguished from commercial manufactured skylights by custom design integration providing unique views to the outdoors.

Manufacturing Choice

Traditional architectural styles characterize most roof lanterns in the UK. Lanterns can be manufactured from powder-coated aluminium in an endless choice of colours, or for more traditional homes in uPVC in white with classic sections to compliment existing glazing styles. With trickle vents or opening lights you are always in control of the temperature whatever the season. Why not position a lantern to define a particular area within a space; a kitchen island, or the dining area within an open-plan kitchen-diner? Other uses for roof lanterns include stairwells, offices, restaurants and shops.

Simple extensions, for example to include a former passage, are just right for a flat roof, where our metal technology allows us to produce water-tight, heat-retaining and inexpensive and stylish solutions.

Trade Bodies

Below are the links to the trade bodies that govern the glazing industry. We are fully compliant with all safety, building and other relevant regulations. See this page for more details.

Additionally  we are members of Check a Trade, a consumer rights protection scheme.  

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