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Lantern Conservatory Style

The Lantern conservatory style was the original conservatory style when they were known as orangeries. For those with the right budget, a lantern conservatory style makes a fantastic statement of grandeur and elegance.

Lantern conservatories feature a two-tier conservatory roof on different levels, creating a 'wedding-cake' effect. The two levels are separated by a row of windows that is highly stylish and makes this style ideal for period properties of Victorian and Edwardian vintage, where relatively plain conservatories might not match the grandeur of the existing building.

The lantern conservatory is a style that is often chosen to house swimming pools, orangeries or for larger conservatories. Whether your lantern conservatory comes in brick and stone or classic glass style, it never fails to conjure up the glories of opulent living from an altogether different age.

With lantern conservatories, the overall impression is of height, light and grandeur. A lantern conservatory is spacious and offers an uninterrupted view of the sky. With a two-tiered roofing structure, you get to use more windows, which means that more ventilation is available. This feature of lantern conservatories is especially useful where the conservatory faces south or where condensation might pose a problem. For specific advice on this, please talk to one of the experts at Ultraframe.

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The lantern conservatory style dates back to the 19th century when the Victorian gentry enjoyed the height and atrium effect. That's why you can see Victorian lantern conservatories at many stately homes and even at Kew Gardens.

While the two-tiered design of lantern conservatories is undeniably spectacular and the second tier of windows adds ventilation, their sheer height means they will likely need to be electrically operated, which of course simply adds to the sense of style and sophistication.

When you order your lantern conservatory, you might also consider adding coloured or stained glass in the vertical panels. This enhances the Victorian or Edwardian period effect.

A popular lantern conservatory style option is extra brickwork – perhaps a three-quarter or full-height wall on one side to tie the conservatory in even more with the property. Whatever you choose, lantern conservatories are a grand and majestic option for larger houses and never fail to impress your friends.

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Lantern Style Conservatory Guarantee

Ultra Installers are required to offer you this kind of insurance cover. Please ensure you ask your chosen Ultra Installer about the details and you see the policy papers. It is their responsibility to provide this to you when you have used the 'Instant Quote' part of the web site which registers your interest in buying a conservatory.

The "Insurance Backed Guarantee" they provide to you should cover these important ingredients:

  • If the retailer takes deposits, this needs to be covered
  • Includes work in progress and failure to comply with the Building Regulations
  • Ensure it covers the full value of your installation
  • Check that its fully transferable, if you sell your home
  • Lantern Roof Conservatory Security

Conservatories are often wrongly seen as a soft target for opportunist thieves because of the amount of glass in the building. This is simply not true, With good security features a conservatory is as secure as any other room in you home.

There are a number of things that you can do to make your conservatory as secure as possible:

  • Ensure that you have internal beading on your glass, which prevents people from moving the glass externally.
  • Doors should be fitted with Multi point locking systems.
  • Windows should be fitted with a shoot locking mechanism which pushes two bolts into the actual window frame
  • Force resistant hinges should also be fitted to all windows and doors.
  • Ask your installer if your conservatory is covered by BS7950/7412 which is awarded for improved security requirements of mechanical loading, human intervention and glazing security.
  • If you are having a glass roof ensure you are getting toughened glass.

There are many other security precautions on the outside of the conservatory you can undertake such as security lighting, secure locks on garden gates and even prickly bushes planted round the garden can deter would be thieves.

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