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Transform your flat roofs by adding flat roof lanterns to create a flawless opening to the outside world and captivating living space for all to enjoy. Here at Rooflight Centre, we have a plethora of roof lanterns, ranging from leading manufacturer Korniche which is hands down the best value aluminium rooflight lantern on the market and provides aesthetics and performance significantly better than any competitor out there. Not only this, but we provide bespoke, commercial, conservatory, kitchen and orangery rooflight lanterns for any and all customers to experience.
The neat, slim profiles of our roof lanterns can be finished with a variety of combinations or any standard RAL Colour. Self-cleaning glass comes with the product to ensure easy maintenance and increased longevity all year round.
Lantern Roof Lights
Lantern roof lights are the perfect way to add value and a stylish appearance to your flat roof, while also allowing maximum levels of natural light in and a unique view of the sky above. Here at Rooflight Centre, most of our lantern roof lights are manufactured from thermally broken aluminium, foam filled gaskets and insulation to reduce the risk of condensation to help keep your property warmer all year round. Whether you want a traditional look or something more contemporary, privacy glass or clear glass, we are bound to have a roof lantern that’s perfect for your home.
If you’re not sure what size or type of roof lantern you require, check out our roof lanterns size guide for help. Equally, If you have any questions or queries about our lantern roof lights, be sure to give us a call on 0204 579 3522 or fill out our contact form.
What Is a Roof Lantern?There are a few terms used nowadays to describe products that are somewhat similar. Rooflights and skylights, for example, are used interchangeably and describe the same thing. American customers often refer to flat glazing systems for flat or pitched roofs as skylights, whereas in the UK they are known as rooflights. Roof lanterns, however, are slightly different. Similarly, they describe a glazed structure that aims to boost natural light. They are slightly different in that they protrude from the roof and are mainly rectangular or pyramid shaped.
What Size Do I Need?The attractive thing about a roof lantern installation is that, the majority of the time, it can be changed and modified at the request of the customer. Here at Rooflight Centre, we have enough experience and expertise to complete entirely bespoke projects. What size roof lantern you need will depend on your specific needs and requirements, as well as how much roof you have available. It is encouraged to have a chat with the company who are likely to carry out your work. They will be able to advise you on the size of installation required as well as pricing.
How Much Do Roof Lanterns Cost?The size of your roof lantern and the shape will contribute to the cost as more awkward shaped systems will be harder to install. On average however, we would estimate that customers are looking in the region of £2,500 for a standard roof lantern. As with any type of renovation work, it is important to speak to local tradespeople and obtain a few quotes. The cost to buy and install a roof lantern will vary greatly depending on the company, the complexity of the job as well as your location. Always ask around. This will help you get the best value for money.
Do I Need Planning Permission?Many homeowners may be attracted to the idea of a roof lantern, but deterred but the need to apply for planning permission. The good news is that, similarly to rooflights and skylights, roof lantern installations are considered permitted development. Meaning, you will not have to apply for planning permission as long as certain criteria are met. Your installation needs to comply with the following guidelines to be considered permitted development: - The roof lantern must not protrude any higher than 150mm from the existing roof plane - The roof lantern must not be any higher than the highest part of the house roof - Any side facing windows must be obscure glazed and any openings must be 1.7m above the floor
How Do You Clean Them?Roof lantern cleaning is not too dissimilar to cleaning any other glass or glazed structure within your property. There are, however, a few distinct differences. They are usually not easily accessed, so you will need to start by obtaining a sturdy ladder. For your safety, we recommend enlisting someone to stand at the bottom of the ladder whilst you work. Once you are up high you can begin cleaning. A non-abrasive sponge, glass cleaner and warm soapy water should be sufficient for cleaning your roof lantern. It is not recommended that you use harsh chemicals during this process. Cleaning on an overcast day is also recommended, as the sun is likely to create unnecessary smears. In some cases, your installation will have self cleaning glass. This relies on a special coating which is activated by UV to break down organic matter. Roof lanterns with this type of glass are likely to drive up the price however.
Can I Install Blinds on My Roof Lantern?Contrary to what is widely understood, homeowners do have options as far as roof lanterns and blinds are concerned. Rather than the traditional blind however, roof lantern owners have the option of incorporating a retractable screen. Roof lantern blinds do not go over the glass but rather sit underneath the whole structure. This type of system is usually relatively easy to install and offers homeowners a seamless and tidy result. If you are concerned about security or keeping light out in the evening, roof lantern blinds can be extremely valuable.
How Much Do Roof Lanterns Weigh?On average, roof lanterns tend to weigh quite a bit. This is why a professional installation team is often required and they charge a fair amount. How much the weight varies depends on the size of the installation as well as the number of glass panels. Larger lanterns with a number of panels can weigh up to 300kg, for example. For a smaller four pane system it can be closer to 100kg. The weight of your unit is dependent on the amount of glass involved as well as the material of the casing. If you have any concerns about weight, we would always recommend that you talk to the manufacturer.
Are They Energy Efficient?For the most part, roof lanterns are extremely energy efficient. The expert construction and design of modern roof lanterns means they are fantastic at retaining warmth. Warm air is kept in whilst cold air is kept out. As a result of this, homeowners do not have to work as hard to keep rooms heated. They rely less on heating and electricity, which drives bills down.