Installing a Hardwood Timber Roof Lantern
Here are a series of photos showing a hardwood timber roof lantern being assembled and fitted onto a preformed up-stand.
Construct the main base frame using a suitable glue with the connector bolts and wooden biscuits supplied.
The frame can then be fixed down to the up-stand onto a bed of mastic.
Ensure the frame is square and level with an even overhang on all internal sides.
Fix the four rafters that attach to the octagonal block on each end of the ridge and locate the assembly onto the main base frame lining it up with the gaps in the up-stand.
Continue to fix in place the rest of the rafters and then lay the black gasket on top of the rafters locating it into the groove provided.
Lay the double glazed units onto the rafters with the stepped edge extending out over the edge of the plate.
When all the double glazed units are in place you can fix down the Exitex aluminum capping starting with the ridge.
Continue to fix down the rest of the capping starting with the two end rafters then all the hips, finishing with the center rafters.
The screw caps can then be tapped into place with a rubber mallet on each of the rafter caps and the main ridge section.
That completes the installation.
Medina Joinery specialise in the manufacture of high performance timber roof lanterns throughout the UK. We are a family run business based on Hayling Island in Hampshire. Our aim is to offer our clients a professional, modern solution to their joinery requirements.
We work with a full range of timbers, including hardwoods, softwoods, engineered timbers and Accoya. We combine this with a full spray finish facility where we can offer a high quality long lasting micro porous coating to enhance all of our exterior joinery products.
Medina Joinery are committed to giving our customers as much technical specification and advice as we can to help you get the best from your lantern. Please find on our website a list of useful data sheets, dimensions and technical info. Feel free to download any of this information as you need it. Most of the files are in Adobe pdf format. If you don’t have the reader installed, you can download it for free from www.adobe.com
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