A growing number of homeowners are asking for the Atlas lantern by name and now three installers have proved that no other lantern can match it for looks and style. Vision Conservatories, Sherborne Windows and Village Conservatories have completed three extraordinary Atlas installations which not only met with exacting customer demands but were also winners in the Atlas Installation of the Month competition.
Vision Conservatories created a large rear extension on a family home, making a stunning architectural statement with three Atlas lanterns in two styles. The new space features a super-slim contemporary lantern in the centre with two regular Atlas lanterns on either side. Vision was able to complete the project in record time because the fitter-friendly lanterns, which were available from stock in just five days, were installed in just one day.
Mike Keeling, managing director of Vision Conservatories, said: “Our customer loved the look of the Atlas lanterns and was very clear from the outset that they wanted them for their new extension, so it was an easy sell for us. We persuaded them to go for it with two lantern styles – it was brave, but the end result has far exceeded their expectations and they are absolutely delighted with their new extension. Although the lantern styles are clearly different, they complement each other perfectly, showing that you can easily combine the two and achieve incredible results.”
Third time Atlas Installation of the Month winners Sherborne Windows didn’t hesitate in replacing a tired gable ended conservatory with an impressive T-shaped orangery, complete with a spectacular Atlas lantern. The traditionally-styled orangery reintroduced plenty of original features and is much more in keeping with the 1930s property in Surrey, whilst the huge Atlas lantern magnifies the views above.
“The Atlas roof was one of the most satisfying elements of the project,” says Chris Long, managing director of Sherborne Windows. “It balances with the traditional orangery and creates a real sense of grandeur but it’s not fussy or cluttered at all, which is exactly what the homeowner wanted. We always use the Atlas lantern because it’s the best looking one out there and this job shows just what a startling impact it can have on a living space. We love this project and, with so many super entries into the competition from other Atlas installers, we’re really proud to have been picked as a winner once again.”
‘No compromises’ was the brief for Village Conservatories when it designed a sensational extension for a Dorset farmhouse – a novel setting for a vodka distillery. The customer was very keen to impress visitors, so every element of the extension needed to be luxurious. The slim Atlas lantern brings the space to life and cleverly elongates the room, whilst the large aluminium bi-folding doors maximise the views of the surrounding countryside.
Colin Dicker, managing director of Village Conservatories, said: “The homeowner didn’t want unsightly tie bars to detract from their new extension or spoil their views, so it’s no surprise that the Atlas lantern won their hearts. There are no compromises with the Atlas lantern – it’s slim, strong and stylish and it does full justice to this remarkable new space. We’re delighted with how this project turned out and to have won an award for it.“