The Korniche Roof Lantern: Reviewed By The Home Genie (Georgina Burnett)

27,02,24 | News, Products

by Daniel Hirst

Georgina Burnett, also known as “The Home Genie” is a well-respected figure in the DIY and property world. She has been investing and developing properties since 2009 and shares her knowledge and her ideas through her blog and YouTube ChannelThe Home Genie. She is also a regular presenter on This Morning, Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs Live.

Recently she completed a self-build project and faced a common issue: ensuring the room had enough natural light in a primarily north facing space.

In this video Georgina shares her experience with the Korniche Roof Lantern, a product from Made For Trade, and how it has transformed her renovation build.

 

 

The Light Issue

“One of my concerns with this build, was that there wasn’t going to be enough light because it’s mainly north facing,” Georgina explains, “The ideal solution was to have a roof lantern that could capture light from different angles, but I thought that would be too expensive.”

 

Georgina Burnett, "The Home Genie," in a living room under the Korniche Roof Lantern.

Georgina Burnett, “The Home Genie,” in a living room under the Korniche Roof Lantern.

Enter The Korniche Roof Lantern

Georgina’s concerns were quickly alleviated after doing some research and discovering the Korniche Roof Lantern.

“I came across the award-winning Korniche Lantern, which is not only affordable but also so easy to fit, that even I could do it!” she exclaims.

While Georgina and her builder opted to have her builder install the lantern, she highlights the product’s ease and speed of installation.

 

What is a Roof Lantern?

Roof Lanterns are glazed structures installed on a flat roof to maximize natural light intake. They create a feeling of spaciousness in the room below. Unlike skylights, which typically lie flat against the roof, roof lanterns have a raised glass structure with multiple glazed sides, allowing light to enter from various angles. They often feature minimal framing for an unobstructed view of the sky and are commonly used in kitchens, living rooms, and extensions.

 

Under the Korniche Roof Lantern

A view under the Korniche Roof Lantern

Strength, Design & Thermal Efficiency

“The other reasons I went for the Korniche Lantern were, that it’s a fully aluminium structure, and it’s stronger than a lot of lanterns on the market because of its minimal structure of larger areas with fewer rafters.”

She also praises the slim and sexy profile of the lantern, “you have uninterrupted sight lines which is so much more attractive”.

As with any product including glass, the Thermal Efficiency is crucial. “Obviously, when you have a lot of glass, you have to consider heat loss,” Georgina addresses the concern, “the Korniche Lantern has a thermally broken system with industry-leading Q-lon gaskets and U-values from 1.2. This, combined with the 10-year guarantee on both glass and profile, solidified her decision to choose this lantern above all others.

 

Georgina Burnett, "The Home Genie," sitting on a roof with the Korniche Roof Lantern

Georgina Burnett, also known as “The Home Genie” sat behind the Korniche Roof Lantern

Aesthetics & Overall Impact

While Georgina had the option for a bespoke RAL colour, she ultimately chose anthracite grey with a slight tint on the glass to reduce glare.

The impact of the Korniche Roof Lantern has been undeniable: “Anyone who has stepped into the room has commented on the Lantern,” she says. “For me, it’s been a complete game changer for the look and feel of the whole property.”

Key Takeaways For The Trades

Georgina Burnett’s experience with the Korniche Roof Lantern highlights several key points for tradespeople to consider:

  • Addresses the need for natural light in challenging spaces.
  • Cost-effective solution.
  • Easy to install, you saving time on site.
  • Strong and durable construction with a slim and stylish design.
  • Thermally efficient with excellent U-values.
  • Available in various configurations and colours to suit different needs.

By offering the Korniche Roof Lantern to your clients, you can provide them with a product that not only solves their lighting challenges but also enhances the aesthetics and value of their property.

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