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Can I Put a Roof Lantern on a Conservatory?

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A roof lantern is a glass structure placed on a flat roof, and can be added to existing roofs; extensions, and conservatories to increase the natural lighting and provide improved thermal efficiency over traditional window installations.

Adding a roof lantern to your conservatory can be an excellent way to elevate its style and functionality. With a roof lantern from Toughened Glass, you can transform your conservatory into a bright and inviting space that brings the outdoors inside with roof lanterns designed to maximise natural light, allowing for a more open and bright atmosphere. Not only do they enhance aesthetics, but roof lanterns also provide improved ventilation options, ensuring a comfortable environment throughout the year. 

Before embarking on this enhancement project, it’s essential to consider any local planning regulations and seek professional advice. With the expertise of Toughened Glass, you can rest assured that your conservatory will be equipped with a stunning and structurally sound roof lantern, providing you with a stylish and enjoyable living space.

You can also view our detailed Roof Lantern Buyer’s guide for information on sizes, planning permission, costs and more.

Difference Between Conservatory and Extension

Conservatories and extensions are both structures built for the purpose of providing additional space for your home, the main difference being that an extension is built to feel like an extra room in your house, whereas a the main purpose of a conservatory is to allow homeowners to enjoy the beauty of their garden and the outdoors, whilst still providing protection from the elements.

A conservatory is a predominantly glass structure with a transparent or semi-transparent roof, often featuring large windows and doors. Its primary purpose is to allow natural light to flood the space, creating a seamless connection with the outdoors. The frames of a conservatory are typically made of materials like uPVC, aluminium, or timber, while the majority of its walls are composed of glass or polycarbonate panels.

An extension is a more traditional home addition that matches the existing structure of the house. It involves constructing additional rooms or enlarging existing ones using conventional building materials, such as bricks, concrete, and mortar. Extensions can have solid walls and regular roofing, similar to the main part of the house, and they may include large windows and doors for natural light.

A Korniche roof lantern is the perfect addition to any conservatory or extension, providing enhanced natural light with a beautiful pyramid shaped glass structure.

Reasons to Install a Roof Lantern on Your Conservatory

Installing a rooflight in a conservatory can offer several benefits that enhance the overall appeal and functionality of the space. Here are some compelling reasons to consider adding a rooflight:

  1. Increased Natural Light: Roofl lanterns are designed to maximise the amount of natural light that enters the conservatory. This creates a brighter and more inviting atmosphere, making the space feel open and spacious.
  1. Improved Ventilation: Some roof lanterns come with built-in vents or opening mechanisms, which allow for controlled ventilation. This feature helps regulate airflow, keeping the conservatory comfortable during hot and stuffy days.
  1. Energy Efficiency: By introducing more natural light, you can reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day, leading to potential energy savings. Additionally, some modern rooflights feature energy-efficient glazing, contributing to better insulation and temperature control. 
  1. Enjoy Views of the Sky: A roof lantern allows occupants to gaze at the sky, watch clouds pass, or even enjoy stargazing in the evenings, creating a unique and pleasant experience within the comfort of the conservatory.
  1. Enhanced Aesthetics: Roof lanterns can add a touch of modernity and architectural interest to the conservatory’s design. They come in various styles and materials, allowing homeowners to choose an option that complements the overall aesthetics of their property.
  1. Privacy and Security: Roof lanterns are typically placed high on the conservatory’s roof, ensuring privacy from neighbouring properties while still admitting ample natural light.
  1. Reduced Risk of Glare: Unlike vertical windows, roof lanterns tend to have a lower risk of glare, as they allow light to filter in from above rather than directly from the side.
  1. UV Protection: High-quality roof lanterns often come with UV filters that protect furniture, flooring, and other interior elements from the fading effects of harmful UV rays.
  1. Well-being and Mood Enhancement: Natural light has been proven to positively impact human well-being, improving mood, reducing stress, and enhancing productivity.
  1. Connection with Nature: A conservatory with a roof lantern allows occupants to feel more connected to the outdoors, even during inclement weather, fostering a sense of harmony with nature.

Before installing a roof lantern, it’s essential to consider factors like size, positioning, and energy efficiency. Additionally, seeking professional advice from a builder or architect can help ensure the successful integration of a rooflight into your conservatory design, while complying with building regulations and local guidelines.

How Much Does a Roof Lantern Cost?

The cost of a roof lantern or roof light will vary depending on the materials you choose, glazing options, sizes, and opening options if necessary.

For instance, you can purchase a 500mm x 500mm neutral glass Wendland roof lantern for as little as £458.33 Ex VAT with a white PVC frame. For a larger 2000mm x 2000mm model with blue tint glass you could spend up to “2049.04 Ex VAT.

Roof lantern sizes, glass finishes, and framing options are highly customisable when you purchase from Toughened Glass, and each of our models are designed to provide the perfect lighting and thermal solution for your conservatory.

Toughened glass sells a range of flat rooflights and roof lanterns at cheap sales prices, including bespoke Korniche roof lanterns, Wendland roof lanterns, and roof lanterns by Brett Martin.

How to Stop Flies in a Roof Lantern

You may notice flies in your roof lantern from time-to-time, and this is perfectly normal for any type of window installation, particularly in the warmer summer months.

There are a number of simple solutions to stopping this problem, and Toughened Glass has provided this detailed blog explaining how to get rid of flies in your roof lantern. 

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Bob toploft
Bob toploft
2020-10-24
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I am the owner of Top loft company ltd, after reviewing reviews from various companies I ordered 2 juliet balconies from tgs arrived within 3 weeks, comunications and help was brilliant. Thanks for all your help.
Jim H
Jim H
2020-10-23
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Great service from the team. Easy to order, good buying guidance and clear install instructions for my builder. Rooflights look absolutely great! The team at TGS couldn't have been more helpful in organising a smaller delivery vehicle to help with restricted access. Highly recommend TGS.
Jack Smith
Jack Smith
2020-10-16
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Great service from a very knowledgeable company. Thanks team Toughened Glass Systems.
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
2020-10-16
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I was spending a lot of money on several rooflights so I wanted to make sure I got it right and I did. The professionalism, expertise and the quality of the roof lanterns really set Toughened Glass Systems apart.
Tyrone Eldridge
Tyrone Eldridge
2020-10-16
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There are no complaints about the experience with TGS. The entire process of ordering, supplying and delivering was flawless. I would really recommend you order your flat roof sky lanterns from these guys.
Robert Childers
Robert Childers
2020-10-16
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Best place for rooflights, they supply many different types and options. Thanks for all your support Toughened Glass Systems!
John Smith
John Smith
2020-10-16
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The glass balustrade gives us an amazing view onto the lake outside. So happy we ended up going for the frameless glass balcony from Toughened Glass Systems instead of one with posts
Louise Newsome
Louise Newsome
2020-10-15
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My job is to design the interiors for a lot of houses and a lot of times the hardest part was when the client wanted some really inexpensive rooflights that should look like some contemporary ones as well. That until I found Toughened Glass Systems and started working with them more and more. They have a lot of this kind of stuff at a very decent price, a price for anyone I can say. If you’re looking for cheap skylights for flat roofs or any types of roof lights, they probably have something for you.
Krystina Taylor
Krystina Taylor
2020-10-15
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Always kept us up to date with our order even when delayed by a few days. Great service from the start and good quality glass balcony delivered.