More About Our Timber Roof Lanterns
Wood roof lanterns are made using FSC sourced timber / oak and have been selected from premium wood suppliers ensuring that the wood is flawless. The woods used are treated with a number of chemicals and then painted using micro porous sprays which allow the wood to breathe but not to rot.
The treatment allows the wood to remain healthy and mould / rot free, even over time, requiring only basic maintenance. The wood can be painted in a wide array of colours (exactly to specification with farrow and ball paints) or can be stained with a beautiful range of sapele, bespoke oak roof lantern, or idigbo stains.
Wood brings with it a beautiful aesthetic quality that is hard to match with other materials such as UPVC and aluminium. Wood allows for beautiful architectural features that add style and beauty into the design. Not only are they contemporary, but custom hardwood roof lanterns also offer superior quality. Because the wood is hardwood, it’s not only durable, it’s also strong, allowing for bigger glass panels which allows far more light in than traditional roof lanterns.
Wooden roof lanterns can be made in all sorts of shapes and sizes, you can choose roof pitch, rafter widths, glass features, and sidelight heights and even choose from a selection of opening windows. Customise your wood roof lantern to be circular, square, hexagonal, and triangular or an array of other shapes and configurations.
We manufacture all standard specifications (30 degree pitch, 400mm sidelight height and 30 – 50mm rafter widths) and bespoke specifications (we ask you to provide an overview of these before quoting). We can provide guidance on choosing your lantern, or the components / specs you should adhere too based on its intended placement. For example, the weight and size dimensions should be based on the structure where the lantern is being placed i.e. an orangery / garden room.
Choose a range of ornamentation for the top of the lantern aswell as ornate features for the rafters and cross bars (either horizontal or vertical). We offer a range of balls, spikes, concave shapes and fleur de lys in a range of sizes to suit proportionally to your lantern. We also provide ornamentation for roof lights, skylights and roof windows
Our lanterns use high quality wood, paints, treatments, glass and fixtures. We use Pilkington activ glass or saint gobain glass which comes with self-clean options, excellent thermal efficiency, twin gaskets for insulation (ventilation properties available). Customise literally every aspect of your wood roof lantern. We manufacture all of our lanterns from scratch in our UK joinery using locally sourced materials where possible.
Our joinery uses the latest in CNC machining CAD technology and skilled craftsmen to create beautiful, high quality, long lasting products that deliver excellent value for money and add as a beautiful addition to your home / property.
Wood Roof Lantern Standard & Custom Sizes and Dimensions
We can manufacture your lantern or skylight to almost any size (size is depending on load bearing calculations / project requirements / structural considerations). Our standard sizes include:
- 750 x 750
- 750 x 1500
- 750 x 2250
- 750 x 3000
- 1500 x 1500
- 1500 x 2250
- 1500 x 3000
- 2250 x 2250
- 2250 x 3000
- 3000 x 3000
We offer a range of different unit options including single and double glazed units. Building regulations require glass to have a U value of 1.6 or less. Our glass U values (as standard are 1.5) but can be as low as 1.1 / 1.0. Our glass units have coating on the inner glass pane.
We use glass from either Saint Gobain or Pilkington. A popular choice is PLANITHERM which is Europe’s best selling high performance, low-emissivity glass which has excellent performance characteristics including energy savings, winter comfort, daylight comfort, additional security, acoustic comfort, UV reduction and low maintenance.
We also offer self-cleaning and solar control glass options to reduce maintenance and to reduce excessive light.
More Examples of Our Wood Roof Lanterns