History

Our History


We have a history of working with metal stretching back to 1893. During the 1914 - 1918 War we were contractors to HM Government supplying horseshoes, nails and brackets for the gun carriages and other horse drawn vehicular items. In the 21 years of peace between the wars we expanded into a specialist manufacturer of builders' ironwork, taking out patents for many of the products that we produced. When hostilities commenced again in 1939, the company reverted to the role of supplier to the War Department, providing components for tanks, bailey bridges, ladders etc. In 1945 the company expanded rapidly into structural steelwork whilst continuing the original business in the building industry.

The Lumen rooflight has been especially made to replicate a traditional Victorian design, with the additional benefit of a high specification of glazing incorporating Pilkington Activ - the world's first self cleaning glass. Everything from its slender lines of steel right down to its manufacturing tag demonstrate its authenticity has been carefully crafted. Manufactured entirely in Great Britain, the Lumen range offers something for architects, contractors and clients alike, whether your requirements are led by design practicality, ease of installation, maintenance or safety.

Lumen have a deserved reputation for providing high quality products and for being one of the leading suppliers of conservation style rooflights; we can be trusted to deliver excellence - every time.

We are helping to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum by manufacturing our Lumen range of steel rooflights in Great Britain rather than using lorries, boats or planes to import them from Eastern Europe or the Far East.