A new dining space at Drayton Manor Hotel has been filled with natural light thanks to the installation of four largescale Stratus lantern roofs.

The fully thermally broken aluminium lanterns were installed this summer by Swadlincote Window Company Ltd. in the popular hotel which serves guests of the Drayton Manor theme park in Tamworth.

The Garden Room extension has been added to the back of the hotel to offer extensive views of the grounds, finished with modern décor and facilities. The contemporary style of the aluminium Stratus with white interior finish has helped to keep the space light and open, complementing the large windows and folding sliding doors.

Michael McGuinness at Swadlincote Window Company Ltd. said:

“We won the project through the main contractor, DF Beniston Ltd. They wanted a reliable company to install a product that would fill the new dining area with natural light. We were thrilled when we won the project because it was great to work for one of the biggest theme parks in the UK.

“During discussions with the main contractor, we recommended the Stratus roof system due to the large glass area which would allow an endless amount of light through. We glazed the roofs with Celsius Elite glass which is highly insulated, has very good UV protection and has an excellent solar factor.

“After seeing the finished product, we were delighted. The amount of light coming through was just right and it really opened up the new dining area. We were just so thankful for being chosen to help with this fantastic project and we hope that the staff and customers enjoy the new dining area for years to come!”

Drayton Manor 1The Stratus lantern roof from Synseal Group is fully thermally broken with a hardwearing aluminium exterior, combining beautiful, modern aesthetics with excellent thermal performance all year round. The polyamide thermal break system offers improved thermal efficiency up to 65% better than conventional aluminium systems.

In addition, the 20° pitch and 66% smaller ridge than standard systems also give the Straus lanterns a very clean, discreet finish both inside and out.

Stratus is available in three styles including a contemporary design supported solely by the hip rafters, without the need for side rafters. The large three-way design specified for this installation is available up to 3m x 6m with a choice of anthracite grey or crisp white powder coated external finishes.