Roof Lanterns in Colchester & the Neighbouring Areas | Increasing Natural Light
JSC Plastics & Construction Ltd installs bespoke roof lanterns tailor-made to fit flat roofs of any kind. This unique architectural feature maximises the amount of natural light flowing into the room below. In turn, this creates a greater sense of space and volume. Available in traditional and modern slimline designs, as well as a complete range of colours, finishes and materials, our lanterns fit seamlessly into any design scheme while satisfying a wide range of stylistic tastes.
Based in Clacton-on-Sea, JSC Plastics & Construction covers locations across Essex and Suffolk. This includes key service areas such as Braintree, Colchester, Hadleigh and Ipswich. Our team uses more than 40 years of shared experience to fit roof lanterns, be it into existing roof structures or as part of our own home extensions, orangeries and other construction projects.
Consisting of a pyramid design, lanterns rely on 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 aesthetics of the feature, and the amount of light flowing in, remains minimal.
In the early stages of your roof lantern installation, we sit down to discuss several key aspects with you. This sets realistic expectations for the project itself and allows our team to work in a faster, more efficient way.
Whether you’re in Colchester or the surrounding areas, we prioritise your satisfaction. From the outset, we set clearly defined goals to eliminate the chances of unpleasant surprises.
The key aspects we discuss ahead of the physical installation include:
1. Position of Roof Lanterns: Natural light remains a motivating factor behind most lantern installations. But poor positioning can create an 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 that create the perfect internal conditions.
2. Roof Access and Ventilation: As time-served professionals, we highly recommend installing lanterns that open for ventilation and roof access. These features often sit atop kitchen extensions in Colchester and the neighbouring areas, 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 further increases the link to nature. Depending on your budget and the dimensions of your property, we can fit lanterns that open and close electronically or manually.
3. Planning Permission: Planning permission is rarely 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 consent.
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 clarify your own situation during an initial consultation.
Do you want to add new, light-filled living space to your home? JSC Plastics & Construction designs and builds conservatories for homeowners in Colchester and the wider Essex and Suffolk region.