Traditional Hardwood Roof Lanterns and Skylights
Kingsholme manufacture, supply and install bespoke hardwood lanterns. Made from 100% FSC hardwood with a decorative internal ovolo moulding, our traditional lanterns will add luxury and prestige to any extension.
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Whether it be an orangery from specialists like ourselves or a flat-roofed extension with a skylight constructed by a general builder, the glazed 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.
Timber vs Aluminium/uPVC
For many builds, a modern aluminium lantern is the correct choice. There are many examples in our gallery of stunning contemporary sunrooms with anthracite coloured aluminium lanterns that were are extremely proud of. However, if the design of the building is less avant-garde, it is questionable whether a modern style lantern is really desirable. Arguably, for a contemporary design to really work, one has to be fully committed to it; an aluminium lantern in a “safe” colour like white tends not to hit the mark and a modern lantern on a traditionally furnished room can look out of place.
uPVC lanterns can offer good value on larger sizes, but can be quite bulky and feel less than luxurious.
Frameless glass lanterns are interesting and could be a good option for smaller sizes, however, there are question marks over their durability and longevity of desirability
There have been great improvements in glass technology, hardwood paints and weatherproofing details, but the overall internal feel has pretty much remained the same.
Please click here for basic pricing information on standard sizes. Other sizes and optional extras priced on request.