Hardwood Roof Lanterns

At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we take great pride in our bespoke hardwood roof lanterns, each meticulously crafted in our own UK joinery.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every aspect of our production process, from the initial design to the final touches. Using only the finest hardwoods, our skilled craftsmen employ a combination of traditional joinery techniques and modern precision to create roof lanterns that are not only visually stunning but also structurally sound and durable.

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

Download Gaskets Specification Brochure
Download Saint Gobain Glass Brochure
Download Pilkington Glass Brochure
Download Ironmongery Options Brochure

Glass Options for Hardwood Lanterns














Glass Brochures

Download Saint Gobain Glass Brochure
Download Pilkington Glass Brochure

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:

  • Architects
  • Property Developers
  • Property Renovators
  • Installers
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Tradesmen

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 Time

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 are 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.

Oak Stains


Mid Oak



Mid Oak




Idigbo Stains


Mid Oak



Mid Oak




Sapele Stains


Mid Oak



Mid Oak


Opaque Colours

















Powder Blue


Sea Green



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.

Prestige Hardwood Roof Lanterns Made in Our UK Joinery

Our UK-based joinery is the heart of our operations, where the timeless beauty of hardwood meets the latest in design innovation. Here, every roof lantern is carefully constructed to ensure it meets our high standards of quality and aesthetics. We understand that a roof lantern is more than just a feature; it’s an integral part of your home or building, contributing to both its character and functionality.

Our hardwood roof lanterns are renowned for their elegance, strength, and longevity. By controlling every step of the manufacturing process in our UK joinery, we can guarantee that each lantern meets our exacting specifications and your personal requirements. 

Whether you’re looking to enhance a traditional property or add a touch of classic elegance to a modern building, our Prestige Hardwood Roof Lanterns are the perfect choice, combining the best of British craftsmanship with timeless design.

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.

Hardwood Roof Lanterns Tailor Made for You

If you’re looking for an oak roof, then look no further. Every aspect of your lantern can be customised, from its shape and size to its architectural features, centrepieces, rafter styles, ornaments and finials, and more.

Colour matching service

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).

Compliant with regulations 

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.

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 than softwoods, however, not all hardwoods are as hard as softwoods as the name would imply.

Why Choose Hardwood Roof Lanterns?

When selecting materials for roof lanterns, the choice of hardwood offers numerous advantages that stem from its intrinsic properties. 

Here are some key characteristics that make hardwood an ideal choice for roof lanterns:

Wood Density: Hardwoods are known for their high density, which translates into exceptional strength and durability. This density ensures that the roof lanterns can withstand various environmental factors over time, making them a long-lasting addition to any property.

Grain: The grain of hardwood is not only aesthetically pleasing, providing a unique and elegant look, but it also contributes to the wood’s stability. The distinct patterns in the grain can enhance the overall appearance of the roof lantern, adding a touch of natural beauty to the design.

Growth Pattern: Hardwoods typically have a slower growth rate, which results in a tighter grain structure. This tight grain provides additional strength and stability, making hardwood an excellent material for roof lantern construction.

Pore Sizes: The size and distribution of pores in hardwoods affect their texture and appearance. These pores also play a role in the wood’s breathability and its ability to adapt to changes in humidity, which is crucial for maintaining the shape and integrity of the roof lantern over time.

Flexibility: Despite their strength, some hardwoods possess a degree of flexibility, which is essential in the construction of roof lanterns. This flexibility allows for slight natural movements, accommodating changes in temperature and humidity without compromising the structure.

In addition to these characteristics, many hardwoods have a unique honeycomb-like structure at the microscopic level. This fascinating structure not only provides the wood with a degree of flexibility but also allows air to permeate through it. This breathability is vital for maintaining a balanced moisture content within the wood, preventing warping and ensuring the longevity of the roof lantern.

The combination of these properties makes hardwood an outstanding material for roof lanterns. Its natural strength, beauty, and durability, coupled with its ability to adapt to environmental changes, make it a superior choice for those seeking a blend of elegance, longevity, and practicality in their roofing solutions.

Hardwood Roof Lantern Gallery

Below are examples from our hardwood roof lantern gallery. These are lanterns that have been designed and manufactured in our joinery and installed on customer properties.

Roof Lantern Gallery

Softwood vs Hardwood Roof Lantern

Categorising wood as either a hardwood or softwood comes down to its physical make-up and build. 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 wood from yew trees, it’s a softwood that’s relatively hard and wood from balsa trees which is also a hardwood that’s softer than softwoods.

As a general rule however, hardwoods tend to be denser than softwoods and are typically tougher and more weather resistant.

What Types of Hardwoods Are There?

Our hardwoods are hand-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 materials are:

  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Elm
  • Iroko
  • Mahogany
  • Meranti
  • Oak
  • Obeche
  • Sapele
  • Teak

We manufacture roof lanterns in a variety of hardwoods, but mainly oak and timber. We can also manufacture softwoods such as pine. 

How Much Are Roof Lanterns Made From Hardwood?

Hardwood is sometimes cheaper and chosen for its appearance and lifespan once treated.

However, 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.

Hardwood is a multipurpose group of woods, popular in manufacturing for furniture, structures, orangeries, conservatories and more.

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.

Wooden Roof Lantern Process

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 craftsman 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.

Our Hardwood Treatment Process

Our joinery treats the wood and paints it using microporous 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 causes 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. Please note that minor maintenance will be required when opting for these wooden roof 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.

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