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A Lantern Roof Extension in Ipswich, Essex and Surrey

Adding a lantern roof to your conservatory, orangery, or extension is an impressive way to make a statement. It can also be incorporated into any flat roof in your home, serving as a visually appealing centrepiece while also bringing in more natural light. By installing a lantern roof, you can create a welcoming atmosphere throughout the year, rejuvenating your home. This addition will illuminate your dining room, kitchen, or lounge, infusing them with a refreshing brightness.

What is a lantern roof conservatory?

A lantern roof is made up of multiple angled glazed panels that surround a flat roof, resulting in a stunning glass focal point. These roofs are constructed using thermally broken aluminium or uPVC frames, ensuring excellent thermal insulation. Additionally, the glass used in the roof has solar control and self-cleaning properties, meaning you won’t have to worry about losing any heat from the room. In fact, the roof will absorb the sun’s heat, potentially saving you money on your energy bills.

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A durable and weather-resistant roof option

The robustness of our lantern roofs is unmatched in the industry. Made with high-quality aluminium or uPVC materials, they are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions. Leaks and draughts are eliminated thanks to the impeccable craftsmanship and materials used. One of the innovative features of our lantern roofs is their unique structure with fewer bars, allowing for larger glass panels. This not only allows for more sunlight to enter your space, but it also enhances the structural integrity of the roof. The use of modern manufacturing techniques and a triple layer storm shield protection ensures maximum strength against snow, strong winds of up to 130mph, and heavy rain.

Passing stringent industry tests, our lantern roofs have proven not to bend, smash, or deteriorate in quality over time. You can trust that your roof will remain durable and reliable for many years to come, providing you with a long-lasting and enjoyable space. Investing in our lantern roof means you can enjoy the benefits of a beautifully designed structure that enhances the aesthetics of your home while also providing exceptional functionality and durability. Experience the difference of our lantern roofs and enjoy a brighter, more inviting living space.

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A White roof lantern interior view.

A premium looking and performing interior with insulated pelmets

fit your conservatory or orangery, with widths ranging from 300mm to 1200mm. This allows for a tailored and contemporary appearance, with clean lines that seamlessly blend with the overall design of your space. For a cohesive look, the Internal Pelmet can be painted in a range of colours to match your interior scheme. This customization option allows you to create a space that reflects your personal style and preferences.

One of the advantages of incorporating pelmets into a lantern roof extension is the ability to install lighting fixtures for easy installation. By installing spotlights and downlights along the border of the room, you can illuminate the space and create the illusion of a larger area. This not only enhances the overall ambience but also adds a touch of contemporary sophistication.In summary, the Internal Pelmet offers both style and practicality to any room. Its sleek design and customizable options make it a versatile addition, while its thermal insulation properties help to maintain a comfortable living temperature.

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An environmentally friendly lantern roof conservatory

Our lantern roofs are designed with advanced glazing technology, allowing them to achieve exceptional U-values of 1.1. This surpasses the standards set by building regulations, ensuring superior thermal performance. With these incredible thermal capabilities, your room will maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year.To further enhance thermal efficiency, our modern lantern roofs are equipped with fully insulated under cladding and eaves rail. These features effectively prevent cold air from entering and maintain warmth during the winter. During the hotter months, the roofs are designed to let out the hot air, ensuring a pleasant and cool environment in the room.

We also offer the option to include roof vents, which allow you to control the airflow in the room. This gives you the flexibility to adjust the ventilation according to your preferences and maintain a fresh and comfortable atmosphere. With our lantern roofs, you can experience the perfect balance of thermal insulation and ventilation, ensuring a comfortable and energy-efficient living space with maximum light. The exceptional thermal capabilities and modern design elements make our roofs a fantastic addition to any home.

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Black roof lantern interior view
A White roof lantern interior view.

Adding that wow factor to your conservatory

With a lantern roof conservatory, you won’t need to compromise on performance in exchange for beauty. They provide uninterrupted sight lines and utilise slimline frames to maximise the glazing panels so they are as unobtrusive as possible, giving you more views of the blue sky.

Lantern roofs are the ideal solution if a fully glazed conservatory roof would leave you open to overlooking neighbours, as the flat roof surrounding the lantern roof will provide privacy to your conservatory. They’re also the perfect choice for homeowners who wish to let in the sunlight, without it being too much, as they can be uniquely tailored in size, colour and design to achieve your desired effect. Whether you’re looking for traditional white, contemporary black or something in between, we can design it to suit your individual tastes.

What are the benefits of a lantern roof?

A lantern roof offers an array of benefits that can significantly enhance your living space. Firstly, it allows for an abundance of natural light to enter the room. The angled glazed panels bring in sunlight from multiple angles, illuminating the space and creating a bright and airy ambience. This can have a positive impact on your well-being, mood, and overall comfort levels. Additionally, a lantern roof enhances ventilation within the room. The design of the roof allows for the escape of hot air, promoting airflow and reducing the risk of stuffiness or overheating. This is particularly beneficial during the warmer seasons when fresh air circulation becomes crucial.

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Do roof lanterns make the room cold?

The installation of a roof lantern does not inherently result in a colder room. However, its impact on the room's temperature can vary depending on factors such as insulation, glazing, and weather conditions. Properly insulated and double-glazed roof lanterns can actually help in retaining heat and preventing cold drafts. At SEHBC, we prioritize using the highest quality materials and employ proper installation techniques to minimize any potential effect on the room's temperature. Our roof lanterns are available in a wide range of sizes to suit your specific needs.

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