Traditional Timber Roof Lanterns

Kingsholme manufacture, supply and install bespoke hardwood roof lanterns. Made from 100% FSC hardwood with a decorative internal ovolo moulding, our traditional lanterns will add luxury and prestige to any kitchen or orangery, conservatory extension.

Whether it be an orangery from specialists like ourselves or a flat-roofed extension with a skylight constructed by a general builder, the glazed roof lantern will be the focal point of the room and has the potential to add a real “wow-factor”. There are many types of lanterns on the market, but it is worth considering whether in the context of the overall build budget, a relatively small premium for a luxury timber lantern will make a huge difference to the end result.

Contact us to discuss our portfolio of hardwood timber traditional roof lanterns.

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Custom Sizes in Short Lead Times

Whilst our workload and lead time do fluctuate throughout the year, we can usually push through a hardwood roof lantern in relatively quick time if required.

Our manufacturing capacity is divided between roof lanterns and complete orangeries which incorporate windows and doors etc. Whilst a full orangery take a long time to fabricate a roof lantern can be turned around quite quickly.

We do use a number of standard components, but each lantern is made to measure as there is no benefit to keeping pre-made lanterns ready to go.

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High Performance Glazing

Our standard clear glass combines a low-e coating with argon fill and a warm-edge spacer, this give a centre-pane u-value of 1.0 W/m²K which is incredibly effective in retaining heat.

Triple-glazing is an option, this reduces the u-value to 0.7 W/m²K which whilst not a huge difference, may be essential in schemes where excessive glazing is an issue.

We generally recommend solar control glass which will block out 82% of solar radiant heat and reduce glare. This typically comes with a “self-cleaning” coating which works surprisingly well.

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Low Maintenance Exterior

The general principle of most traditional timber lanterns is that the glass sits on top of a timber framework  creating the envelope of the structure. Everything under the glass is internal, the parts above it are external.

Whilst there are other options, we generally use powder-coated aluminium components on the outside. Specifically these are the rafter and hip caps as well as the top ridge cover and ball finials.

These components are our own bespoke design, developed over many years and hundreds of installations to be durable, reliable and aesthetically pleasing.

As standard the outside of the lantern is coloured RAL 7012 Basalt Grey, but we can supply any other colour as an option.

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Technical Information

This is our standard timber lantern specification, please see below for further drawings.

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