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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.