Prestige Hardwood Roof Lanterns Made in Our UK Joinery
What is Hardwood?
Hardwoods are durable woods which are sourced from dicot angiosperm trees. Hardwoods contain pores / vessels which allow the wood to breathe and, as such, makes the wood structure very different to that of softwoods. Hardwoods are more popular in manufacturing over softwoods, however, not all hardwoods are as hard as softwoods as the name would imply.
Hardwood Roof Lantern Gallery
Below are a handful of pictures from our hardwood roof lantern gallery. These are lanterns that have been designed and manufactured in our joinery and installed on customer properties. We provide roof lanterns for orangeries and other bespoke property structures. Visit our full gallery below to see a whole range of our roof lanterns.
We use the finest, high grade FSC sourced hardwoods to manufacture our lanterns. Each piece of wood goes through expert CNC machining and is finished off by a craftsmen who ensures complete quality control. Each lantern then undergoes painting in our workshop using farrow & ball microporous paints. We supply lanterns in a standard white primer if no paint colour is chosen.
Hardwood Roof Lantern Costs
Our hardwood roof lanterns start from £1050, and can be customised in a wide range of ways from size, shape, colour and style through to finials, ornamental features, glass panel and opening window options and more. Choose from a wide range of preset styles from georgian to edwardian, victorian to modern and contemporary. The costs for each lantern are entirely dependent on the style size and features aspect. Below are guideline costs.
Our hardwood roof lanterns all share the same standard specifications unless they are customised, below are some of the standard specifications present with a general lantern, again, you can customise literally any aspect of your lantern.
- Available in all standard sizes and non standard sizes (750mm x 750mm smallest up to 3000mm x 3000mm – we can provide larger lanterns if required)
- Made from FSC sourced hardwoods that have been treated
- Colour matching service and wide colour range from Farrow & Ball
- Rafter sections from 44mm, Hips from 56mm in width
- Roman Ogee3 detail moulded into undersides of timber section
- Timber Dovetail Systems
- Painted with Microporous Paint
- Wide Choice of Finials and Crestings
- Choice of Glazing Options (Standard 28mm Double Glazed Argon Filled Units) with U-Value of 1.1W/m.
- Optional Self Cleaning Glass
- Range of Blinds & Solar Control units
Trade Hardwood Products
If you require hardwood roof lanterns at trade then please contact us. Our joinery can manufacture and supply items in bulk to trade companies, businesses and individuals. We can supply in bulk for single projects, on-going projects or in an arrangement that would suit your business. Some of our frequent trade customers include:
- Property Developers
- Property Renovators
- Commercial Businesses
We frequently supply in bulk to businesses around the UK, we provide complete kits to be delivered to sites. Our kits are easy to assemble and come with complete assembly instructions.
Lead times vary from 4 weeks onwards, a member of our trade department can give you accurate lead times based on your project requirements.
Below is some of our colours and stains available. We offer over 100 different colours and variant stains. We also offer a colour matching service if you have specific requirements.
Simply call us on 0843 886 7949 or fill out the form to the right and a member of our team will call you back to discuss your requirements.
Our Hardwood Roof Lanterns
Hardwood vs Softwood
Categorising wood as either a hardwood or softwood comes down to its physical make-up and build, and, thus, it’s no surprise many people assume hardwoods are solid and durable compared to soft and workable softwoods.
Generally, this is true, however, there are exceptions, for example in the case of woods from yew trees — a softwood that’s relatively hard — and wood from balsa trees — a hardwood that’s softer than softwoods.
As a rule, however, hardwoods tend to be denser than softwoods and are, therefore, tougher and more weather resistant.
What Types of Hardwoods Are There?
We manufacture roof lanterns in a variety of hardwoods, namely oak and timber. We can also manufacture using softwoods such as pine. Our hardwoods are picked for quality, to ensure that the product and its lifespan are extended as much as possible.
Hardwoods come from broad-leaved, deciduous trees. The main hardwood timbers are:
Our Hardwood Roof Lanterns
Hardwood is sometimes cheaper and chosen for its appearance and lifespan once treated. With deforestation being excessive over the last decade, wood prices have increased, as such, many product manufacturers and joineries use veneers bonded to a core of softwood which reduces the level of hardwood required for manufacture.
Eco-Friendly Hardwoods Sourced from FSC Accredited Sources
At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we source our hardwood from FSC (forest stewardship council) which means that our wood is sourced in a responsible and eco-friendly way. Our hardwoods are cut and used in such a way to minimise any waste during product manufacture.
Why is Hardwood Suitable for Roof Lanterns?
Hardwood in numerous cases is now ‘engineered’, which means that it contains quite a few layers of timber fused together. As a result, this enhances solidity and strength.
Hardwood, such as Sapele, is perfect for roof lanterns, as it’s incredibly durable, resilient, not to mention dense in its makeup – and strong as a result.
We use Sapele for all our opaque-painted and dark coloured translucent-stained roof lanterns. For lighter stain colours, we use Idigbo hardwood. This is a hardwood which is lighter in colour and can look similar to oak when stained. We can also use Oak (at additional cost) if required.
Why Choose Hardwoods Roof Lanterns?
Some of the main characteristics that are considered when choosing a hardwood include:
- Wood density
- Growth pattern
- Pore sizes
Some hardwoods have a honeycomb-like structure at microscopic level. It’s this structure that allows the wood some degree of flexibility and allows air to pass through.
Our Hardwood Treatment Process
Our joinery treats the wood and paints it using micro-porous paints which allow the wood to breathe. The treatment process prevents the hardwood from allowing bacteria, microorganisms, spores and other life forms to grow.
The porous element of hardwood is typically what caused hardwood structures to rot and to require high levels of maintenance, however, it is today’s modern chemical treatment procedures that almost completely stop and prevent these issues, however, minor maintenance will be required.
Hardwood Roof Lanterns Tailor Made for You
If you’re looking for an oak or timber roof lantern, then look no further. Every aspect of your lantern can be customised, from its shape and size to its architectural features, centre pieces, rafter styles, ornaments and finials, and more.
With us, we also provide a colour matching service, or choose from a custom palette (giving you literally thousands of potential colours / shades) to ensure that your lantern fits your properties theme / style and existing features.
Because we manufacture and paint, we can even replicate styles on external windows, doors, conservatories, orangeries and more. If your lantern is a replacement lantern, we can also replicate existing designs (if the previous lantern is beyond repair).
All our lanterns and lantern components comply with building regulations / safety / thermal efficiency regulations. You’ll also get a five-year warranty on your lantern, plus, we’ll even offer discounts if you choose us for Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Orangeries, Bifold Doors or for additional lanterns.
Need a Quote?
If you’re looking for a bespoke hardwood roof lantern, then look no further. Call us or fill out our call back request and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your lantern requirements.