A combination of pitched and flat rooflights have been specified at The Long House, a contemporary residential project in Oxfordshire
When homeowners the Thompsons looked to develop an idyllic wooded plot on the outskirts of a rural village, the planning officer imposed 19 conditions and a requirement that the design should be of architectural merit.
With the surrounding woods, the Thompsons and their architect at Warwickshire-based Hayward Smart immediately identified fenestration as a make-or-break element of the build. The orientation of the house meant that rooflights were going to be necessary to maximise light.
In order to meet planning stipulations that required a contemporary take on traditional designs while maximising light and thermal performance, a combination of the Conservation Plateau and the Neo rooflights from the Rooflight Company were chosen.
With whole window U-values of 1.4Wm2K, a sleek, frameless finish on the inside and an authentic design on the outside, the specification delivered on thermal performance and aesthetics.
Manufactured in-house at the Rooflight Company's Oxfordshire premises, the rooflights come in a wide range of standard sizes and made-to-measure options. Custom sizes can be created to specific requirements by the company's specialist design team.
Find more on this case study at hsaarchitects.co.uk/long-house