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It comes in thirteen standard sizes and five access and
egress sizes, all of which feature our unique Thermoliner,
eliminating the occurrence of condensation and mould.
This makes it a great option for any property where a flat
roof is being installed. Enhanced security features are also
available including Secured by Design, which is recommended by the Crime Prevention Officers, making it as
safe as it is attractive.
Over the years being involved in so many similar projects,
we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for updating heritage
properties. We hope they’re helpful!
Firstly, it is, of course, important to keep your Conservation Officer on side as they are often the gate keepers on
any work you’ll want to do. They will be able to recommend the types of products to use, as they know best
which ones are designed to meet specifications and pass
inspections, like the Conservation Rooflight for example.
The Conservation Pyramid, as well as the Lantern option,
offer a different look for a flat roof, adding significant
architectural interest to a heritage property. They come
with robust double glazed 3mm windows and slim
sections, both made of steel, as well as the option of selfcleaning glass, privacy and solar control as additions.
Once you have decided on the work to be done and
sourced your modern-spec products with a suitable
aesthetic, you’ll want to consider who might do the work.
Depending on what you’re having done, contractors who
specialise in new-build homes, meaning anything built
after 1930, may not be the best option as they are unlikely
to have the archaic skills required to carry out work that
is no longer common practice. If you live in an area with
a lot of heritage properties, this is less of a problem, just
ask your neighbours for recommendations. They’re bound
to have had work done before and will be able to give you
the number of craftspeople with the right skills.
The Pyramid Rooflight also comes with a flexible opening
option, either manual or electric, ensuring adjustable
ventilation, which is a common requirement in a modern
home. The Pyramid option comes in four standard size
options, while the Lantern comes in six. Both can be
made-to-measure too, meaning you can match the
bespoke frame colour to any RAL or BS paint colour on
Updating a property within a Conservation Area for
modern living requires jumping through some extra
hoops, but it isn’t impossible to do. There are some great
options out there to choose from which would make a
great addition to any home. The trade-off for all of this
effort is a stunning home, just like Butler’s and Colonial
Wharf, to enjoy for many more years to come.
A few tips on general work with heritage properties
We’re very lucky in the UK that, like the Butler’s and
Colonial Wharf, much of our building stock is ancient.
There are innumerable residences across the UK that are
either listed or fall within a Conservation Area. But the
Rooflight Company was founded on the principle that
that doesn’t mean that these homes cannot be brought
up to the standards of their modern owners. The history
of your home should be something you celebrate, rather
To discover more about The Rooflight Company, please
Conservation & Heritage Journal