Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has named North West Bifolds as 2020’s first winner of the Atlas Installation of the Month competition.

The Merseyside-based firm was January’s unanimous winner for a stunning Atlas lantern installation on a large period property in Keston, Kent. The homeowner was keen to create a large, yet light-filled space to enjoy the three-acre garden all year round and turned to North West Bifolds for advice on the best products.

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Having installed several Atlas lanterns already, North West Bifolds had no hesitation in recommending an 11×2 metre super-slim framed Atlas lantern in Pebble Grey (RAL 7032) to complement the red brick exterior of the property.

With no unsightly tie bars to detract from the views, the new lantern has maximised the flow of light into the new extension. North West Bifolds incorporated eight remote controlled openers in the roof to provide additional ventilation and installed aluminium bi-fold doors to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Steve Sharples, director of North West Bifolds, said: “The homeowner had a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve, so it was vital to get the design and choice of materials absolutely right.  Everything we specified needed to live up to the high expectations of this homeowner who wanted a space that blended into the garden, whilst drawing as much light in as possible. The Atlas roof was the only lantern we recommended and the end result is an absolute triumph. This is the first time we’ve entered this competition and we’re very proud to win an award for it.

Despite the size of the Atlas lantern, it took just one day for the four-man team, which included Steve’s son Connor, to install it.

“The roof is very quick and easy to fit and the client was really impressed with how fast their extension was completed, Steve adds. “Being able to rapidly make a build warm and watertight is a huge advantage and one of the reasons why we like the Atlas lantern so much. The roof is the focal point of the space – it looks amazing and the client is absolutely thrilled with this finished result.”

Entries have been pouring in from installers for the 2020 Atlas Installation of the Month competition.  Now in its sixth year, the competition continues to reward the best Atlas orangery, conservatory and rooflight installations.

Gareth Thomas, Sales and Marketing Director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, added: “It’s been an absolutely fantastic start to the year for this competition. We’ve been overwhelmed with the number of entries and the very high standard of lantern, lean-to, orangery and Skyroom installations. It’s clear to see the creative flair and quality of workmanship that’s gone into these installations and we’re delighted to continue to reward the very best in our industry for their talent.

Each month, the winning installer will scoop a £200 John Lewis voucher and a £50 Majestic Wine. 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.

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

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

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions is part of Customade Group, which operates nationwide and employs 1100 people in multiple manufacturing sites across the UK. The group also includes Polyframe (PVC-u), REAL Aluminium (aluminium), Virtuoso Doors (composite and PVCu door panels), Hourglass Seal (sealed glass units), Stevenswood Trade Centre (trade counters) and Fineline Aluminium (specialist glazing).