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Boxy or Slimlineandtrade; contemporary roof lantern design?


Slimline™ Contemporary Roof Lantern with clean lines and frameless glass for clean water run off. No chunky internal ridge or glazing bar bolsters.

The word contemporary gets banded around a lot of these days in the home improvement market, with more design orientated customers viewing Home improvement TV shows featuring more and more cool products with clean lines, its no wonder many companies are jumping on the band wagon trying to cash in on this popular look calling their products contemporary or minimalistic, especially in the glazing market where the emphasis is on maximising natural light with slimmer glazing profiles.

There are a number of roof lantern systems all pertaining to have contemporary looks but pretty much all of these systems are traditional conservatory roof systems painted grey to give them a modern appearance. They still have chunky and clunky components with intrusive internal bolsters under the ridges and glazing bars that resemble the old fashioned timber roof lanterns.

These systems look out of place with the modern minimalistic projects currently in vogue in the UK. They block much of the natural light that we are trying to flood into our homes and many have cheap plastic end covers to finish off the powder coated aluminium ridges and glazing bars, detracting from the quality of a true aluminium roof system. Aluminium components are now widely accepted as the material choice for premium roof systems, PVC is associated with the budget systems on the market today.

Only one roof lantern system really deserves the true contemporary roof lantern badge, our Slimline™ aluminium system features super slim, minimal aluminium glazing components which cleverly follow the glazing lines and keep close to their surface without boxy cappings. From the inside the finish is even neater, no chunky bolster profiles, simply minimal clean lines, out HIP bars protrude 3mm into the room. Take a look at this example of how much slimmer our glazing system is to others on the market today. Our Ridge is over 150% slimmer than any other aluminium kit form system on the market today.

With the super aesthetics that a stepped back painted glass unit achieves, water simply runs cleanly off the glass without hitting obstructive and unit seal damaging glazing end caps. Giving the perfect finish to the roof, when flashed up against the built in kerb and flashing lip, the glass roof lantern looks to be floating on the roof membrane, giving a very impressive, clean finish to the installation. Only Slimline™ roof lanterns and rooflights feature this premium super contemporary look.



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Roof-Maker Ltd

Roof-Maker Ltd is a well established company having traded successfully since 2001, the company owns the two acre manufacturing site and neighbouring factories that it trades from. Operating from a land mark architectural award nominated building in Leicester the business pioneered the manufacture of high performance glass units in overhead glazing structures.

Roof-Maker Ltd designs its own unique aluminium and PVC extrusions, having intellectual property right protection on it’s products and profile designs. We offer a 20 year limited warranty on all glass rooflight products featuring our own Reflex sealed glass units.

With over 50,000 rooflight products manufactured and installed across the UK the company has growing export sales with products being installed as far as Dubai.

Major investment over the years has allowed us to manufacture the glass units in house allowing us to control quality, performance and lead times, double and triple glazed units with walk on glass options are all manufactured on site to BS EN1279 parts 2 and 3. The Leicester factory has a 30mtr automated glass manufacturing production line capable of making argon filled glass units for rooflights up to 3000 x 1200mm in size and to volumes of a 600 a week

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