A dome is an architectural element similar to the hollow upper half of a sphere; there is significant overlap with the term cupola, which may also refer to a dome or a structure on top of a dome. Domes can be supported by an elliptical or circular wall called a drum, if this structure extends to ground level, the round building may be called a rotunda. Cupola is another word for “dome”, and is usually used for a small dome upon a roof or turret and can also be used to describe the inner side of a dome.

The precise definition of a dome has been a matter of controversy and there are a wide variety of forms and specialised terms to describe them. It is considered to be an architectural feature of a Baroque style which was revived in the Edwardian era, see above.

Hayles and Howe have worked on a number of projects involving domes over the years including the magnificent Tusmore House. Our team of specialists have also assisted with conservation projects which involve domes including a wide variety of theatres across the UK.

Below you can find a range of domes that we have available to purchase. All of our domes can be customised to your specific requirements or you can commission us to create a bespoke dome design. Get in touch to discuss any of your custom requests.

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Since our formation in 1978, our team has grown both in the UK and USA to a team of over 40 skilled workers. We have a talented team of designers and modellers with more than thirty years of experience. The team are truly dedicated to fulfilling any design brief we receive.

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We can provide advice and personal service for any sized residential or commercial projects across the UK and abroad. Our team have a broad range of experience in the inspection, conservation and restoration of theatres and public buildings.

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