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Should I Choose a Flat Rooflight or Roof Lantern for My Project?

10 April, 2018

It’s never been easier for installers to shine light into their customer’s homes and create a stunning room feature with our range of roof glazing systems.

It’s never been easier for installers to shine light into their customer’s homes and create a stunning room feature with our range of roof glazing systems. There are so many options to find the perfect match for a project needing extra light, that your customers will be spoilt for choice. Whether they're looking for a contemporary roof lantern design, or a triple glazed roof lantern, we can help.

Creating big, bright and airy spaces has never been more popular amongst homeowners. Including a roof glazing product as part of a project introduces natural light to central areas of a room, that can be left dark by extensions or creating open-plan living designs.

But what’s best for you project? Here’s our run-down of the benefits of our fixed, flat rooflights and our aluminium roof lanterns, so you can choose the one that best suits yours or your customer’s plans for their home build or renovation.

Aluminium Flat Fixed Rooflights

An aluminium flat fixed rooflight is the perfect roof glazing system option for projects that need extra light but don’t want to add extra height to a building. Our flat rooflights have a modern, architectural finish with minimal frame visibility to add style and light to homes, without adding height.

Thermal Performance & Glazing

The flat rooflights not only offer a beautiful seamless finish, they also deliver high-levels of thermal performance. Homeowners can choose from double or triple glazing, with fully bonded units to create superior strength and weather performance with minimal frame visibility. The full aluminium, thermally broken frame results in low U-Values to keep the inside warm and the elements outside.

Easy Fit Flat Rooflight

Our flat rooflights have been designed by aluminium experts, so they are quick and easy to install on site. The rooflights are delivered in fitter-friendly kits, so when it arrives on site, everything is in the box, ready to go.

Delivery is fast too – because we hold four stock sizes in three stock colours, we can deliver flat rooflights direct to site, same day or next. Or, if you’re working on an aluminium glazing project in Blackburn, you can always stop by our factory on Whitebirk Industrial Estate to collect your flat rooflight today.

Design Options for Flat Rooflights

Our flat rooflight kits are available from stock in four sizes. Choose from: 600 x 800mm, 600 x 1000mm, 1000 x 1000mm or 1000mm x 1500mm.

Though the frame visibility is minimal, your customers can also choose from three stock colours: Anthracite Grey, Hipca White and Black.

You can come and see the flat aluminium rooflight at our Aluminium Glazing Design Centre, located at our Blackburn factory.

So, if you’re looking for simple, stylish design for your new-build or retrofit project, and you don’t want to add height to your building, choose our aluminium flat, fixed rooflight.

Aluminium Roof Lanterns

For rooms that want to make more of a feature of roof glazing systems, a roof lantern is for you. With a pitched design, our roof lanterns let in lots of light to bathe extensions or orangeries in lots of sunlight. Choosing an aluminium roof lantern still gives you a modern finish, with slim, square-cut rafters and excellent thermal performance.

Easy Fitting Roof Lanterns

Our aluminium roof lanterns can be installed in just 40 minutes. They’ve been designed specially so that you can have an easy and straightforward time on site. Delivered in colour-coded packaging, with clear, step-by-step instructions our roof lanterns save you loads of time on the job.

We offer fast delivery on our stock sizes and colours too, so you can build the aperture first, to our stock size measurements and then order a lantern from us to be delivered, ready to install the next day. Less time on site also means there’s less chance of any damage.

Stock Options & Bespoke Options for Roof Lanterns

Our stock roof lantern kits that are delivered next day are available in three stock sizes and four stock colours:

  • 3 Stock Sizes – the simple, four-pane design is available in 1m x 2m or 1.5m x 2.5m. The multi-pane design option comes in 2m x 3m.
  • 4 Stock Colours – these sizes and designs are available in our 4 most popular colours – Anthracite Grey, White, Black and Anthracite Grey/ White

If your customers are looking for something bespoke, in a larger size or different colour, we manufacture roof lanterns to order.

  • Sizes – Our four-pane lantern design is available in any size from 1m to 3m wide and from 2m to 6m long. The multi-pane style can be manufactured in any size from 1m to 1.5m wide and from 1.5m to 3m long.
  • Colours – For bespoke lanterns, homeowners can choose any colour from the RAL colour chart, to match in with existing windows and doors on their property, or to create a vibrant-coloured feature.

You can see our roof lanterns on display at the Aluminium Glazing Design Centre – why not call in to see the differences between our roof glazing systems, or to order the perfect one for your next project? We've got loads of roof lantern ideas we can share, so get in touch today!