img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Conservation Rooflight transforms Artemis Barn

Architects CE+CA Studio specified a rooflight designed to link old and new for their award-winning barn conversion in the Peak District National Park

In association with
Artemis Barn conversion in Castleton, Derbyshire featuring Conservation Rooflights designed with slim clean lines and low profiles to match the roofline.
Artemis Barn conversion in Castleton, Derbyshire featuring Conservation Rooflights designed with slim clean lines and low profiles to match the roofline.

Artemis Barn, located in the village of Castleton in the Peak District National Park, had been in agricultural use for over 250 years before falling derelict in the 1990s. CE+CA Studio were approached by their clients to convert the remaining stone barn into an innovative family home. Daylight was key to the renovation project and the windows needed to be positioned thoughtfully to help animate the building throughout the year. 

The materials chosen for the barn conversion delineate and reinforce the agricultural past of the building. The new reclaimed stone roof restores the mass of the original structure, punctured by a large rooflight dropping light into the heart of the space. As the barn is located in a national park, strict planning restrictions meant each element of the refurbishment was scrutinised by planners.

CE+CA Studio's Howard Evans chose the Rooflight Company's original Conservation Rooflight as it met all aesthetic and performance criteria, while also being approved by the planning officers. In 2017, Artemis Barn won a RIBA East Midlands Award and a RIBA East Midlands Conservation Award.

The Conservation Rooflight was invented over 25 years ago by Peter King, architect and founder of the Rooflight Company. It faithfully replicates the original Victorian cast iron roof window while offering the latest technological advances in thermal performance. 

Designed to preserve the heritage, character and charm of period buildings, whether they are being renovated or developed, the original Conservation Rooflight offers traditional aesthetics outside and clean, contemporary lines and a feeling of light and space inside.

  • The Conservation Rooflight achieves a whole unit U-Value of 1.5Wm2K and features white internal linings that sit flush to the reveal.
    The Conservation Rooflight achieves a whole unit U-Value of 1.5Wm2K and features white internal linings that sit flush to the reveal.
  • Artemis Barn: treasuring and preserving the existing fabric while adding new elements so the two eras of building complement each other.
    Artemis Barn: treasuring and preserving the existing fabric while adding new elements so the two eras of building complement each other.
  • Conservation Rooflights have top-hinged rather than centre-pivoted openings to give an authentic appearance and maximise the space below.
    Conservation Rooflights have top-hinged rather than centre-pivoted openings to give an authentic appearance and maximise the space below.
  • The Conservation Rooflight is available in 14 standard sizes and is easy to install.
    The Conservation Rooflight is available in 14 standard sizes and is easy to install.
1234

There are sizes to fit all rafter widths, with a made-to-measure service that avoids cutting existing rafters, preserving the integrity of the building. Linking options provide the opportunity for an unlimited run of roof windows, which provides maximum light and ventilation to the space below.

At Artemis Barn, three Studio Designer Conservation Rooflights, two measuring 2475x1028mm and one measuring 1368x1028mm were specified. Alongside these rooflights, CE+CA Studio also specified three CR9 rooflights measuring 717x1028mm.

The Rooflight Company offers a wide range of rooflights, from traditional heritage rooflights to contemporary roof windows and bespoke designs, while being committed to designing the best products and services for its customers.

For more information and technical support, visit therooflightcompany.co.uk

 

Contact:

01993 833108

enquiries@therooflightcompany.co.uk


 

Latest

David Holmes, associate at AECOM, provides supply and fix costs for a range of commercial and industrial doors and windows

AECOM’s David Holmes gives an overview of current costs

Leeds is set for its first £1m penthouse flats in a development that has irked conservation organisations, Manchester is to become surf central, a new Derby performance space is set to replace what will be lost with the Assembly Rooms, and a specialist hospital is to be built in York where once Terry’s made chocolate.

Healthcare, housing and leisure schemes get the green light

Grenfell: Value Engineering - Scenes from the Inquiry leaves audiences shocked and angry at incompetence and indifference that led to 72 deaths

Account of incompetence and indifference leaves feelings of shock and anger

While there’s no doubt the housing market is undergoing huge changes, it’s not all simply due to Covid-19. Brian Green assesses the factors and future outlook

There’s more than the pandemic behind a changing sector

Nancy Sheung’s photographs reveal her hands-on construction experience, indomitable character and promotion of women in unlikely settings

Photographs reveal an unfazed woman in a man’s world