Lumen rooflights were chosen for Jamie's Farm, a charity helping vulnerable children to re-engage with education and society through a combination of farming, family and therapy, delivered through week-long residential visits.
The charity recently purchased a 60 acre farm near Bath centred around Hill House, a Grade 2 Listed 17th century farmhouse and its cluster of farm buildings, some of which date back as far as the 14th century.
To accommodate the sizing parameters Lumen spaced the joins in the outer frame to achieve the best position for the winders. They then produced an internal American Ash framework to supplement the liners around the casements. This provided a neat internal finish to compliment the slender framework on the outside.
The final product, comprising of two fixed casement and one large central opening casement, provided an extremely low profile design with each of the glazing bars perfectly matching the position of the buildings' original rafters.
The Lumen rooflight has contributed to retaining the historic beauty of the barn from the outside and helped to transform the loft's interior to a stunning, light and airy workspace for the staff and children to enjoy.
Due to the age of the building and its Listed status, the renovation of Hill House required careful planning to ensure the historic fabric of the building remained intact.