Which materials should you choose?
Lantern Conservatory Roof Maintenance
Lantern style conservatory roofs are still high maintenance as they require regular cleaning and show up any dirt instantly compared to solid roofs which do not show any dirt at all and polycarbonate roofs which are slightly obscure. Some customer’s can clean their own glass conservatory roof however it can be awkward, time consuming and sometimes dangerous we would recommend asking your window cleaner if they provide this service.
Planning Permission & Building Regulations
If you are replacing a conservatory roof rather than building a new conservatory then you should check that the lantern will be no higher than the existing roof, any side windows are obscure and that any new parts do not project more than 150mm from the existing roof pane. It is very unlikely that this is the case and most lantern roofs require planning permission.
If you are building a brand new conservatory and considering a lantern roof, you will likely need planning permission as these roofs lend themselves to large conservatories which often need planning permission in the first place. To find out more call us or your local planning department.
Like solid conservatory roofs lantern roofs also require building regulation approval to ensure that minimum requirements have been met regarding energy efficiency and structural strength. We can help you with these processes if required.