Case Studies - Commercial

Case Study | Bolton Eco Home

March 3, 2017

If you’re looking for a brilliant rooflight case study – then this contemporary and carbon-neutral home wass flooded with natural light with the help of Roof Maker’s products.

We were proud to see our skylights complement this property, which in 2016 featured on Grand Designs.

Situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors in Bolton’s beautiful countryside, this eco-home was the work of builder Paul Rimmer. The quality and finish of the property highlights how in his career, Paul has honed his expertise on many home-building projects.

Building on experience

A bricklayer by trade, this traditional craftsman hasn’t shied away from modernity. From the timber frame to the large and open-plan living areas, this is a property which oozes modernity and style.

Such a contemporary finish couldn’t have been achieved without our fixed flat rooflights, which allow natural light to accentuate the clean lines of the sharp white interior.

Stairwells and landings are traditionally hard areas to light, but the effective use of large dual flat rooflights has helped solve this problem. Instead of a stairwell lacking in sunlight, it instead has windows not only on both sides, but also above. This creates an area which effectively traps natural light, and is sure to be a feature-piece of this outstanding property.

A perfect setting

Close affinity with the surrounding idyllic countryside was the overall aim of this environmentally-friendly home. What better way for this to property to blend with its surroundings than to allow sunlight to stream in from all angles?

As well as complementing the look of the home, our skylights help it work towards its energy efficiency goals. With natural light flooding in, there’s less need to use electric lighting, and the thermal performance of the rooflights is second to none. Their triple glazing performs up to 40% better than regular double glazed rooflights. As in this case, large areas of space can be devoted to skylights without concern that they will lead to heat loss.

It was great to see our rooflights contribute to this zero-carbon home, and we’re eagerly awaiting the chance to work on more similar projects in the future. Do you have one of our products and would you like to help us with a similar rooflight case study? Why not get in touch.

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Case Study | Contemporary extension: Sheffield

January 26, 2016

Planning for enough natural light is important for the functionality of a home and Roof Maker skylights help the clients of this extension in Sheffield create a bright and enjoyable space.

Abundant natural light in a home not only saves electrical energy but also creates a positive effect on the mood of you and your family, brightening your day and bringing a welcoming feel to your living area

At this stunning extension in Sheffield, award winning Whitshaw Builders, chose two Slimline® roof lanterns and a fixed flat rooflight to help create a contemporary and minimal design, and giving us the perfect opportunity to bring you this roof light case study.

The extension is in keeping with the character of the existing dwelling and respectful of the surrounding vernacular. The proposal is traditional in its form however the use of a flat roof and roof lanterns create a really contemporary feel.

Bringing the outside, inside

As shown in the roof light case study, the client wanted to create a more habitable space that all the family could share together which had a strong connection to the garden. The main feature of this design and build is the use of the glass roof lanterns.

The full height glazing and roof lanterns also help create better interaction with the garden to encourage inside and outside living.

We love incorporating rooflights into the designs of our projects, they are a great way of letting light in and allow us to create a really modern look.

We have used continued to use Roof-Maker skylights since the initial project at Kensington Chase in Sheffield, not only are their products great but also because they offer value for money and the service we receive from the team is second to none.

James Shaw | Whitshaw Builders

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