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Three Atlas champions raise the roof with stunning creations

The three latest Atlas Installation of the Month competition winners showed off enviable design talent in a contest where the standard of entries keeps getting better and better. The winners – QKS Home Improvements, Thames Valley Windows and John Knight Glass – are now in with a chance of being named overall winner at the upcoming Atlas Installation of the Year awards.

It was a ‘flat-out’ win for Lincolnshire-based QKS Home Improvements who scooped the Installation of the Month title for, not one, but two incredible Atlas Flat Rooflight installations. In its first winning project, QKS – the overall winner of the Atlas Installation of the Year competition in 2017 – designed an ultra-modern extension for a property in Stamford, which was topped with two different sized Atlas rooflights. The second winning installation by QKS married aluminium, glass and two Flat Rooflights to create an amazing space that’s a far cry from the tired and dated PVC conservatory it replaced.

Nick Clipston, owner at QKS, said: “It’s such a terrific result for us to be a double winner in just one month! Both of these installations are absolutely sensational and make an enormous impact on the properties. The spaces were designed to allow just the right amount of light in and the Atlas Flat Rooflight was the only product that could deliver the modern, clean and uncluttered look that both homeowners wanted – simple, but so effective. We always recommend the Atlas rooflight because we know that it makes a great design statement in settings that wouldn’t necessarily suit a lantern. It’s also a dream for our fitting teams to install and that’s a huge bonus because it not only helps us speed up our installation times but it also means that our customers can look forward to enjoying their new spaces that bit sooner.”

Proving hands-down that the Atlas lantern can deliver impeccable high-end designer style was Thames Valley Windows with a spectacular quadruple Atlas roof lantern installation on a £7 million mansion in Surrey. Thames Valley worked alongside the architect and the developer to design and specify each of the four lanterns to add to the sophisticated character of the new build property. The focal point is an impressive statement Atlas lantern which stands high above the grand hall.

Carly Butler, marketing manager at Thames Valley Windows, said: “This is an amazing installation that demanded the very best products to create a real sense of luxury and grandeur. The Atlas lantern is the only lantern we use because we know that it is the slimmest, the strongest, the warmest and the best looking – features that are essential on a project like this. The finished result is nothing short of magnificent and we are really proud to have won an award for it.”

John Knight Glass showed that the Atlas lantern is equally at home on a period or contemporary property with its winning installation on a 300-year old cottage in Parkgate on the Wirral. The Merseyside-based installer impressed the judges with a stunning yet sympathetic Atlas lantern installation that was all about bringing light into a traditional-styled kitchen extension. The clean, understated looks of the Atlas lantern made it the only roof system that would complement the style and proportions of the new extension.

Greg Knight, general manager at John Knight Glass, said: “The homeowners knew what they wanted to achieve to complement their historic property and the design and choice of materials was very important to them. The key here was to draw as much light into the extension as possible and the Atlas lantern was the perfect choice to achieve this without overwhelming the period architecture of the building. It is a lovely project and the homeowner is, quite rightly, delighted with the end result.”

To see more on the three latest winning installations, visit

Every month, an installer will win a £200 Screwfix voucher and a £50 Majestic Wine voucher. There’s also trade industry PR and promotion through the Atlas website, as well as entry into the Atlas Installer of the Year award finals. All entries submitted with completed installation pictures will receive an Atlas thermal mug.

Entries can be submitted via Twitter to @Atlasroofjohn using the hashtag #AtlasShowOff or on email to

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