Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 67

CONSERVATORIES& SOLIDROOFS COMPATIBLE WITH MULTIPLE TILE & SLATE OPTIONS 10 YEAR GUARANTEE ‘The Slimmest, Lightest, Finest Looking Lantern’ » » AN EXPERT ROOF lantern installation firm has shared its experience of fitting the new Atlas Lantern 2.0 and is now urging fellow installers to cut their own lantern installation times with this pioneering solution, which is faster and easier to fit than ever. Speaking about the installation on a property in Birmingham, Damon Smith, managing director of Bifold Shop, Cheltenham said: “The owners wanted an ultra-modern lantern with very slim sightlines. The Atlas lantern has been billed as ‘the next generation glazed roof lantern’ and it certainly did not disappoint. As the slimmest, lightest, finest looking and most energy efficient lantern currently on the market, it looks incredible but we also wanted to know how it performed for the fitters. Would it live up to expectation? And the proof is in the pudding.” Lantern 2.0 was launched in January and Atlas has improved on all of its features to make it the best lantern the industry has ever seen. Created with installers at the heart of the process, the new lantern features a fully aluminium, thermally broken ringbeam, which has been reduced in size by 55% to make it even lighter, better looking and more thermally efficient than before. It also incorporates a sleeker ridge topcap, which is 25% slimmer than before to achieve super sleek sightlines when viewed from below. Thanks to a new ridge top cap, which has also been reduced in height by nearly 50%, the lantern sits much lower than before, so it is more subtle when seen from above. Lantern 2.0 is perfectly proportioned with the internal ridge, transom rafters and hips the same 40mm width and appearance for a streamlined look. Unlike some alternative systems, there are no boss or hoods to intrude on the roof ’s super-slim ridge. It is also one of the strongest glazed roofing systems available and, despite its extensive glazing, it delivers outstanding thermal performance. The ridge and rafters feature a thermal break to prevent cold air from penetrating to the inside of the rafter. The rafter is more thermally efficient than its nearest rival and can achieve a U-value of up to 0.9 W/m2k with triple glazing. AESTHETICALLY PLEASING Glass Panel Feature Panel Length up to 3000mm 01772 828060 | CERTIFICATE 17/5463 : ROSS ROOF GROUP C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » A P R 2019 » 67