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Less shiver, more timber

Downriver from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the grade II listed Butlers & Colonial Wharf at Shad Thames is one of London’s most distinctive Victorian warehouses. So when approached by a couple living on the top floor looking to bring more warmth and value to their apartment, McDaniel Woolf  decided ‘to approach it working from the first principles of light, ventilation and space’. Listed building consent in the bag, the flat now has better thermal performance, light and air, courtesy of conservation rooflights from The Rooflight Company. While they won’t experience the smog of yore, its self-cleaning glass gives one less reason for the owners not to enjoy the view.



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