Bespoke Coastal Rooflight
Let there be light at the Old Church Hall
- 3mm CR4 steel
- Lumen bespoke conservation design
- PZ770 system 3 coat polyester powder coated in RAL9005 black
- 4mm toughened outer pane of Pilkington Activ neutral self clean solar control
- 16mm argon gas cavity
- 4mm toughened inner pane of Pilkington Optitherm S3
- 2 x Smaller opening casements
- 1 x Large central opening casement
- Full internal American ash liners
- KA54 and KA66 electric actuators
The Old Church Hall is a stunning beachfront property in the picturesque North Devon town of Salcombe. The stone clad hall was converted into a residential dwelling in 2005 and lies below and to the South of the Grade 2 Listed Church of Holy Trinity.
Lumen has the ability to manufacture a rooflight to suit any design while offering the flexibility to work with architects to achieve the most demanding requirements.
In order to maximise the amount of natural light entering the old building the current property owner, Ken McFarlane, decided the best course of action was to install rooflights. However, since the former Church Hall is located close to a Listed Building and within the Salcombe Conservation Area and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), planning consent was required.
Consideration had to be given to the surrounding built and natural environment, and materials such as plastic simply would not do. As such Architect, Michael Rutter, specified the Lumen Conservation rooflight, with its traditional Victorian design, fine lines of steel and slender profile. The Lumen rooflight would satisfy both the planning conservation officer and Mr McFarlane, who was not prepared to make any compromise on quality.
Lumen worked very closely with the architect to design and built a bespoke rooflight, comprising three sections, with bespoke casement sizes and a high quality internal American Ash timber finish. Due to the large size the rooflight (over 3m in length), and the high ceiling, each of the casements incorporated electric actuators. Due to the coastal location of the property, it was also important that the paint specification met the highest possible criteria.
The technical practicalities of such a large rooflight was a major factor in the design, however, both the architect and the client were extremely pleased with the overall result and performance of the Lumen product.
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