Installers seize lantern sector growth with Atlas

Monday, May 16, 2016 2:53:00 PM

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions is helping its network of installers to take advantage of the rapidly growing lantern sector with an extended range of ultra-slim Contemporary Lanterns. The collection of four-pane lanterns - now available in sizes up to 3000 x 1500mm - is paving the way for installers as market demand for larger contemporary lanterns intensifies.

Gareth Thomas, Sales and Marketing Director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, said: “This year, the lantern has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in our industry and we wanted to help installers to tap into its huge potential. Although there are several lanterns on the market now, the appearance, performance and stock availability of them can vary widely. There is no compromise with the Atlas lantern. We’re delighted to be pushing the boundaries in aluminium lantern design once again by introducing the UK’s slimmest lantern in even bigger roof sizes.

“We believe that our slim-line Contemporary Lantern is the best in the market, and judging by the response by the crowds who saw it at the FIT Show, our customers do too! Carrying all the trademark internal and external aesthetics of an Atlas roof, it brings light in abundance, helping to re-fashion rooms that were once starved of light into incredible spaces with acres of sky above.”

Bringing ‘MORE SKY, 25% LESS ROOF’, this fully aluminium, thermally broken system features the slimmest sightlines in the industry. Comparative tests reveal that the Atlas Contemporary Lantern features a 60% slimmer ridge and 38% slimmer hip internally and an external ridge and hip, which is more than 50% slimmer than alternative aluminium lanterns.

The roof has been created with both internal and external aesthetics in mind. Internally, the subtle profile, which is 25% less bulky than rival systems when seen from below, accentuates the views above. From the outside, the lantern has far lower external sightlines than bulkier alternative systems. The lantern has been carefully designed to be perfectly proportioned too with the internal ridge, transom rafters and hips the same 40mm width and appearance for a sleek, cohesive look. And unlike some alternative systems, there are no boss or hoods to intrude on the roof’s slim-line ridge.

In spite of its extensive glazing, the lantern delivers outstanding strength, thermal performance and wind pressure resistance. The ridge and rafters feature a thermal break to prevent cold air from penetrating to the inside of the rafter. The rafter is twice as thermally efficient as its nearest rival and is capable of achieving a U-value of up to 0.9 W/m2k with double glazing

The roof is a secure pressure-plated system; this is more robust than conventional clip-in systems which can be swiftly removed by intruders.

The lantern is fitter-friendly and can typically be installed in a few hours without the need for push in bungs or excess silicone at the connections. The roof comes with Solar Neutral Active or Solar Blue Active toughened glass on the outside and low-e glass on the inside as standard. It is available as standard in grey, black, white, grey on white and black on white and in five stock sizes (1000 x 1500mm, 1000 x 2000mm, 1500 x 2000mm, 1500 x 2500mm and 1500 x 3000), plus bespoke sizes to order.

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions is part of the £35 million turnover Customade Group. The group, which employs 300 people, also includes PVC-u and aluminium window and door fabricator Customade and Fineline Aluminium, which supplies designer architectural aluminium products with very slim sight lines, and Hourglass Seal, which manufactures glass and sealed units.

For further information, please contact Atlas on or phone 02838 327741.

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