Roof lantern in a modern home

Roof lanterns, also known as skylights, are a popular, trendy and visually-appealing feature: the perfect addition to any home. The contemporary lantern-style roof lights boast a cutting-edge design and offer a variety of benefits throughout the year.

1. Increased light and brighter rooms

We’re always trying to find innovative ways to increase the amount of natural light which enters our homes.

The daylight maintains your body’s natural sleep cycle, controls hormones that govern your bodily functions, lowers high blood pressure, improves brain function, and provides vitamin D – which is important for your immune system.

With this increase of light, you’re guaranteed to feel more positive and productive.

The design and increased surface area of roof lanterns mean they are a great way to attract the sunlight in. Particularly during the shorter days in the winter months, an increase in light can make all the difference.

The economical, physical and psychological benefits will leave you with a happier and healthier household.

2. Exceptional energy efficiency

Roof lanterns are the UK’s strongest and most thermally-efficient roof system (as tested by BBA), so you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

The energy-efficient glazing acts as a barrier against the elements.

The increase in daylight entering your home means you’ll decrease the use of artificial light and save money on your electricity bill every month. The technology of the windows also mean that you won’t need to run the heating as much during the colder months.

3. No planning permission

Installing roof lanterns doesn’t usually require any planning permission. This means you’ll be able to skip the hassle of time-consuming applications.

According to the Planning Portal, there are three limits and conditions to which your lanterns must comply:

  1. Any alteration to project no more than 150 millimetres from the existing roof plane.
  2. No alteration to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  3. Side facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.

To comply with the building control requirements, you will need to consult a structural professional to find out the appropriate proportions of the roof lanterns.

We do recommend that you double check, just to be on the safe side!

4. Increased property value

The conventional and sleek design of roof lanterns can significantly add value to your home. They automatically make rooms appear more spacious, airier and brighter – a dreamy combination for any buyer.

The lanterns are also relatively cheap and easy to install, making them an accessible investment for many homeowners. The cutting-edge design of the windows will transform your new build, or existing property, and raise its value.

The minimalist appearance of the lanterns make your home look contemporary and modernised, keeping bang on trend.

5. Impressive sky views

You’ll create the opportunity for more sky and less roof!

Obviously, the British weather is unpredictable… But you can enjoy the outside while remaining in the comfort of your own home, and watch the seasons pass.

Whether you’re relaxing in the evening with your family or hosting an extravagant dinner party, the sky view is guaranteed to impress everyone who’s lucky enough to see it.

Do these benefits sound tempting? Our experienced specialists can help you with the design, site survey and installation of your roof lanterns.

Get in touch with our friendly team today and we’ll help you get started.