Roof Lanterns in Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester and the Neighbouring Areas
At JSC Plastics & Construction Ltd, we install bespoke roof lanterns tailor-made to fit flat roofs of any kind. This unique architectural feature increases the sense of volume in a room while maximising the amount of natural light flowing into it. Available in traditional and modern slimline designs, as well as a complete range of colours, finishes and materials, our roof lanterns fit seamlessly into any design scheme while satisfying a wide range of stylistic tastes.
From our base in Clacton-on-Sea, JSC Plastics & Construction covers the Essex and Suffolk region, including primary service areas such as Braintree, Colchester, Hadleigh and Ipswich. With more than 40 years of construction experience, our personnel fit roof lanterns into existing flat roof structures or integrate them into our own home extensions, orangeries and other construction projects.
For more information about roof lanterns, or any other construction service, please contact us.
Consisting of a pyramid design, roof lanterns rely on the use of glazing bars as a support structure for the glass itself. In most cases, these bars remain visible from underneath. But with increasingly slim frames available, the impact this has on the aesthetic of the feature and the amount of light flowing in remains minimal.
In the preliminary stages of a roof lantern installation project, we discuss several key aspects with property owners in Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Ipswich and the surrounding areas to ensure we exceed expectations. These include:
1. Position of Roof Lanterns: Needless to say, natural light remains a motivating factor behind most installations, but poor positioning can lead to over-exposure to UV, particularly with south-facing homes. While this might initially feel nice, it quickly leads to a greenhouse effect.
With our expertise and the latest in glass specifications, including those that remove UV without affecting light transmission, we install roof lanterns to create the perfect internal conditions.
2. Roof Access and Ventilation: As time-served professionals, we cannot recommend enough the installation of roof lanterns that open for ventilation and roof access. Roof lanterns frequently sit atop kitchen extensions, so the ability to let out some heat and moisture works wonders. But even in rooms that aren’t kitchens, opening your lantern not only helps to regulate the temperature on hot days, it also further increases the link to nature.
Depending on budgets and the dimensions at hand, we can fit roof lanterns that open and close electronically or manually.
3. Planning Permission: Planning permission rarely becomes an issue with roof lanterns as they make up part of an approved extension. Even if your own project involves adding a roof lantern to an existing property, it likely won’t require any prior permissions.
The requirements for approval differ on a case-by-case basis in line with conditions at the property, neighbouring houses and the design of the roof lantern itself. Our personnel have extensive knowledge of planning requirements, so we can clear up your own situation during an initial consultation.