In completing the regeneration project on Booth Street Library in Lancashire, Barnfield Construction Ltd were briefed to undertake a sympathetic refurbishment, in-keeping with the building's original design and the local surroundings.
The use of modern rooflights was not an option as we wanted to maintain the aesthetic approach that would have been undertaken at the time the Library was first constructed. The original Conservation Rooflight® was the ideal choice as its appearance is the most suitable for either a traditional or modern scheme."
The brief also included the requirement to provide maximum light ingress into what is now commercial office space.
By supplying linking bars to accompany the rooflights, it is possible to achieve a continuous array of skylights, flooding the space below with natural light.
"By linking rooflights it meant we could achieve maximum light ingress to the building. In total we specified twenty four Conservation Rooflights® and sixteen linking bars. I am very happy with the result, both inside and out and the planners were comfortable with our selection." Neil Hindle, Barnfield Construction Limited