FAKRO roof windows have been specified by Native Chartered Architects for the restoration of Hornington Manor, a 250-year old, Grade II listed Georgian Farmhouse in Bolton Percy, near York.
The development of an eco-farm is the vision of owner Simon Spink, Managing Director of Leeds based bed maker Spink and Edgar which manufactures for stores such as John Lewis.
FAKRO was invited to offer electronically and manually operated windows for fitting in upstands in a green roof. Conservation style windows were also supplied for fitting into handmade clay pantile roofs on converted outbuildings. More will follow in later stages of a development which will enable the business to have a high degree of sustainability by growing raw materials such as hemp to replace traditionally imported or man-made products such as wool and polyester.
FAKRO products fulfilled the requirement for a similarly high standard of thermal efficiency and were used alongside renewable technologies such as photovoltaic panels, a biomass heating system burning locally sourced timber and farm grown biomass.