If you’ve just added an extension onto your home, or if you’re considering building an extension to increase your home’s overall footprint, you might be wondering how to add natural light into your new space. […]
Using Rooflights as Part of Your Roof Gardens
Roof gardens have become a major trend in recent years. With property prices on the rise, and a lack of space in many areas, it makes sense to use any available space, and that includes the roof. However, if you also want to add a roof lantern, then how do you ensure it fits in with the overall aesthetic? Here are a few ideas for your roof garden.
If you have a pitched roof lantern, then you can make it the central feature of your roof garden. Roof Lanterns UK offer all sorts of styles, from traditional to modern, so it’s easy to find one that’ll fit in with the garden design that you choose. Another idea might be placing some plant pots around the bottom to soften the lines, or you can just keep the roof lantern on display as an interesting and unique feature.
Having a roof lantern doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your roof garden. In fact, it can be an interesting addition to your roof space, and looks great both inside and out.
Walk on rooflights
Another option for those with roof gardens is to add our sturdy walk on rooflights. They can handle weights of up to around 120KG, which means you can feel safe when walking over them.
Walk on rooflights are flat, so look a little different to the usual roof lantern, but they let in a huge amount of light. Because they’re made from a large pane of glass, they can brighten up any room, and have a sleek, contemporary look. They’re an excellent solution when you have a flat roof, or only limited space, yet still need to make a room feel more open and let in lots of natural light.
A lot of people who have a roof garden will use it for parties and gatherings, and so safety is of the utmost concern. That’s why it’s important to ensure you use walk on rooflights that have been designed to withstand weight. This allows you to maximise the amount of useable space in your roof garden, and ensures people are safe as they wander around and mingle.
If you’ve already spent some time creating a roof garden, but want to add a garden, then a bespoke design may be necessary. Roof Lanterns UK can create a bespoke roof lantern such as a dome or L-shape, and use computer aided design so you can see what the finished product will look like. This is great for those who want a roof lantern of a non-standard size, or something to fit in with their existing design.
Roof gardens are a great way to make the most of your property, and they can be installed in all sorts of spaces. If you also want to add a rooflight or roof lantern, it’s easy to integrate these things into the design, and we can help you get the look you want on your property. Just call Roof Lanterns UK on 0843 886 7945 to find out more.