FAKRO roof windows have been used at the new £2.85 million Airdferry Resource Centre at Carr Brae, Dornie. Owned by Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association, they were specified by architects Bracewell Stirling whose requirements included non-opening 78 x 140cm windows.
A spokesman for Bracewell Stirling explained. Some of the roof windows were installed to provide natural light within a cantilevered walkway canopy. This links the centre to six elderly residents houses so we wanted to ensure that the balcony did not affect the quality of light in the homes. Although not a standard product for FAKRO, the company was able to meet our requirement without problem.
Meeting non-standard design requirements is a key facet of FAKROs service as Senior Specification Manager Adam James explained. The increasing use of roof windows has encouraged designers to look at different ways in which they can be used. We now receive frequent requests for special window shapes, flashings and colours while conversions are prompting the need for conservation style windows with features such as additional mullion bars. Other commissions have included provision of arc windows for curved roofs, stained glass decoration and special sash and frame colours.