Timeless roof glazing in Guildford

Guildford, Surrey

20 September 2019

aluminium roof lantern

Being a homeowner can be a challenge at times. A never-ending list of jobs to do and just when you think you’ve finished, it’s time to start again. Our clients in Longdown Road, Guildford experienced exactly that when their roof started to leak. As well as replacing the roof, the project also included new roof glazing as the existing timber roof lantern had also started leaking.

Replacement roof glazing

As part of their new roof project, our clients wanted to upgrade their roof glazing, from the existing timber style lantern to a timeless, thermally efficient, durable, low-maintenance option.
Having started the project with a local roofing contractor, we were asked to work on the project as a specialist large-scale roof glazing company. Whilst timber roof glazing is generally chosen to complement traditional builds, the Classic Aluminium Roof Lantern features subtle ogee detailing on the lower edges of the frame profile, which makes it a perfect choice to suit a more traditional property style.

blending the traditional style with the classic alumnus roof lantern

The classic Aluminium roof Lanterns blends seamlessly with a traditional property style

The benefits of aluminium frame glazing

As architectural glazing experts, we pride ourselves on only working with the very best design and materials, to ensure each and every glazing addition to a property improves thermal efficiency, reduces maintenance, is highly durable and of course looks stunning.
For these reasons, we only work with aluminium frames. The key benefits of aluminium framed glazing versus timber-framed are:

  • Increased thermal efficiency due to a thermally broken frame
  • Superior strength allowing for a higher glass to frame ratio
  • Minimal maintenance due to the powder-coated frame
  • Increased durability and weatherproofing

As well as the above significant benefits, most people are usually very surprised to find out that aluminium is also a more cost-effective solution than timber.

A new Classic Aluminium Roof Lantern

Our Aluminium Roof Lantern is available in two designs; Classic or Contemporary. An elegant addition in either style, the Contemporary style lantern features 4 panes of glass, creating a minimal style of roof glazing.

The minimal, modern styling of the Contemporary Aluminium Roof Lantern

The Classic style lantern chosen for this project, features more individual panes of glass and aluminium rafter bars, making it possible to span up to 6000mm x 4000mm. With a 57mm frame profile, the lantern still boasts an impressive glass to frame ratio, providing breath-taking views and flooding light into the space below.

12 pane classic aluminium roof lantern

With 12 panes of Active Neutral, Self-Cleaning, Double-Glazed glass, this beautiful lantern spans 4815mm x 1890mm, creating a centrepiece for the relaxed dining and lounge area below. The roof lantern perfectly complements the multiple sets of French doors to create a bright, airy and light space, which blends effortlessly with the outdoor entertaining terrace.

blending the roof lantern with existing French doors

Mr Jantzen was happy to share his thoughts on our work and the new roof lantern:

The Exact team were on time, clean, tidy and very polite. Most importantly though, 2 years on and our roof lantern still looks like new and we have not had a single issue. 

Our expertise in roof glazing 

Having spent many years honing our architectural glazing expertise, we have designed and installed bespoke roof lanterns across the South East of England. Each project has its own unique challenges from site access, to size or bespoke detailing, and we love each and every one!
We pride ourselves on our customer service, with specialist Project Managers who will manage your glazing project from enquiry, survey and logistics through to installation and aftercare. Whether you are in the early stages of research, have your plans drawn up or your project is already underway with a builder or architect, we can add our expertise and ensure your glazing is the perfect addition to your property.

Project Details:

Glazing solution: 12 pane Classic Aluminium Roof Lantern

Size: 4815mm x 1890mm

Frame: Matte White RAL9010M

Glass: Active Neutral, Self-Cleaning, Double Glazed

See our roof glazing for yourself

As well as reading our inspiring case studies, we always recommend a visit to our Liphook showroom, which is open by appointment only, whilst you’re researching your project. Seeing our range of architectural glazing up close is the very best way to choose which solution is right for the unique requirements of your project.
Our showroom features the following glazing solutions:

Roof Glazing

Pure Glass Roof Lantern
Pure Glass Flat Roof Light
Pure Glass Walk-On Glass
Aluminium Roof Lantern, Classic style

Bifold Doors


Sliding Doors

Exact Slimline
Glide S

French Doors

Steel Look


Steel Look
Residence 7
Residence 9

To arrange a convenient time to pop into our showroom and chat to one of our Project Managers click here or contact us on 01428 748255 info@exactag.co.uk. Our showroom is open 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, by appointment only, with Saturday appointments available by request.





Partner with Exact to achieve the complete glazing package for your next residential project; one specialist supplier providing roof glazing systems, bifold and sliding doors, frameless systems and windows. 

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