For those involved in the conversion of buildings with either Listed status or in a conservation area, the low profile achievable using FAKRO Conservation roof windows provides the traditional appearance invariably demanded by Planning Authorities.
Fakro regularly manufactures products to bespoke requirements and most of its extensive range is available in conservation style. When specifying for the restoration of the Co-Operative Pioneers Museum in Rochdale, Loop Systems selected FAKRO windows to replace 8 old rooflights set within a traditional stone slate roof with diminishing courses. The mid-Victorian building is in a conservation area and Fakros EZJ flashing provided the necessary profile flush within the roof line despite problems with slates of varying thickness. The specification also required windows to have a double mullion bar in RAL7022.
A similar situation existed with the redevelopment of Berkswell Home Farms Victorian Grade II* Listed stable block. Windows had to be set in a clay plain tiled roof, again flush within the roofline. Marron UKs John Brown commented, Fakro windows were better finished and engineered than the manufacturer we had previously recommended and use of EZJ flashing to enable the windows to sit low within the roofline was critical for aesthetic purposes.
All FAKRO roof windows are made using close-grain redwood pine and have sleek frames which have their operating handle in the base of the sash. They offer a minimum standard of security and safety to EN13049 Class III through use of the topSafe® system and a minimum U-value of 1.4W/m2K. In addition to double and triple-glazed options, a quadruple-glazed window is also available with a U-value as low as 0.58W/m2K together with a wide choice of glazing options.
Fakro Senior Specification Manager Adam James commented. The growing demand to meet specific design requirements can vary from a non-standard size to a particular frame colour or, as in the case of the Pioneers Museum, an additional mullion bar. Fakro has considerable experience of meeting such needs and with our exceptional timber quality and U-values we are benefitting from a high level of word of mouth recommendation.