An elongated geometric rooflight set in a sedum roof was instrumental in bringing daylight and visual interest to a Grade II listed home in Norfolk
Atelier Associates had previously remodelled Norton House in Norfolk, but added further modifications to create a bright, airy and open-planned home that benefits from an abundance of natural daylight and a live sedum roof.
The lighting created for the property's open-plan kitchen-diner demonstrates how well planned daylighting can be used to break up a room and direct the eye to features such as bi-fold doors and fixed lantern rooflights. These innovations have created a dwelling that borrows light, air and space from the outside - providing a sense of continuity between the home and the greenery of its surroundings.
The thermally broken rooflight was placed within a live sedum roof with the added protection of an EPDM membrane. Living roofs are noted for their acoustic properties, protecting the interior from outside noise pollution. They can also reduce a building’s carbon footprint and energy costs, offering insulation in winter while lowering temperatures in summer.
The 32.8mm double-glazed sections, which are composed of 6mm heat soak tested outer panes, 18mm argon cavities and 8.8mm low-emissivity inner panes, provide ample daylight while staying cleaner for longer thanks to their 45° pitch.
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