A small, dark or uninteresting area can be transformed by the introduction of a rooflight or roof lantern. A great sense of space is achieved by the influx of light into the room enhanced by the addition of this architectural feature. Lanterns are essentially a rooflight that include an element of vertical glazed framework, usually including a combination of fixed and opening panels.

A small cosy room transformed with a rooflight

Rooflights and lanterns are generally positioned directly onto a prepared up-stand and we will work closely with your builder or architect to make sure that the correct platform is created. This makes installation a quick and easy process.

View Case StudyRoof light opens up this kitchen
This open planned room is further improved with the addition of a roof light
Impressive roof lantern transforms this room fills it with light
This hallway features a rooflight with a suspended pendant light
View Case StudyAttractive roof light with internal panelling

Rooflights and roof lanterns can be built to any size and shape and each will incorporate our signature roof system with the aluminium skeletal core, clad with decorative mouldings and profiles, thus offering a maintenance free exterior and attractive interior incorporating inverted finials and often the facility to suspend a pendant light.

Roof Lantern with impressive decorative panelling to the internal up-stand

In certain cases, our rooflights will include some form of decorative panelling to the internal up-stand beneath the roof lantern which enhances the overall aesthetics.

Additional door
External timber door
Internal timber double doors
External door in a complementary style


We are frequently asked for internal and external doors in a complementary style to our conservatories and orangeries, thus achieving consistency in design and style for our clients' homes.

The fine glazing style, ironmongery and general detail will be in keeping and internal locking mechanisms can usually be matched with those on the conservatory or orangery, reducing the number of keys required. Timber used and colour painted will usually be dependent on your internal styling of the conservatory or adjoining room.

Wide arched timber external doors
Arched single timber door
Front entrance of a building
Set of internal double doors made to complement the existing build

Balanced Sliding Sash Windows

All traditional balanced sash windows are constructed from 56mm joinery that will accept any size of double glazed unit from 12 up to 20mm but can also be designed for single glazing. Double glazed units can be Argon or Krypton filled to improve thermal efficiency.

Exterior view of sash windows on a brickwork property
Interior close-up of a sash window pulley
Another perspective of three sash windows

Windows are balanced with traditional lead weights, hung on waxed cotton sash cords. The frame is constructed to allow for access to the balance mechanism and all sash windows are fitted with weatherproof seals. Windows are fitted with traditional sash lifts and catches with optional locking mechanisms. Sash pulleys are fitted within the frame. Brass furniture is fitted as standard throughout, although Satin Chrome and other finishes are also available.


Radiator covers and window seating will conceal radiators and heat your conservatory, while at the same time providing functional seating. In addition, we often make cupboards and boxes to conceal unsightly control boxes and manifolds which may be required for heating and lighting in your conservatory scheme. We have also provided book cases and other cabinet work, depending on the requirements of your room.

Interior view of window seating inside a conservatory

As part of a conservatory project, we frequently design additional joinery features for our clients. These images are taken before and after Vale were commissioned to provide sash windows, a front entrance including door and a classical gable incorporating a curved feature window.

Before picture of a project incorporating multiple joinery jobs
Interior view of the finished transformation
After picture of a project incorporating multiple joinery jobs