Lantern roofs bring in extra natural light to your living space while also making an architectural statement. Attractive and practical, they offer a lot to the right project. They were commonly found in older properties. However, these days they’re also used in more modern homes. Newer techniques make it possible to have a roof lantern with little in the way of framing.
Mainly used on flat roofs, lanterns are ideal for giving projects like single-story extensions some design flair. They work especially well in bigger, open-plan areas where they can work with doors and windows to flood the space with natural light.
Made principally from glass, roofs lanterns are three-dimensional and sometimes described as miniature conservatories. They comprise separate glazing panes set in a frame as sides or facets. A more modern rooflight, in contrast, is just a window set in a non-vertical pane.