Rooflight specialists Roofmaker were specified for a Yorkshire water tower restoration project that featured on Channel 4.
The water tower was built by Harrogate Corporation Waterworks Department to serve the village of Kirkby Overblow, and would have originally supported a sectional cast iron tank of 37,500 gallons of water before it fell in to disuse.
Now owned by a couple with ultra-modern vision, the project became the subject of Channel 4’s Restoration Man. Which showed the owners turning the tower in to a modern home.
The owners planned a light emitting design to offset the overpowering features of the tower and to give a sympathetic transformation to a domestic dwelling.
The internal layout includes a ground-floor living kitchen, mezzanine sitting area with stairs to two bedrooms and a bathroom, while the fourth floor is taken up with a fabulous master suite and a spiral staircase to the converted tank.
The couple also planned to light and fit a removable glass top to a 300ft well on the ground floor.
They extended the middle floor to create a side annexe which was transformed by extra light from the two Roof Maker 2x1 metre fixed flat triple glazed rooflights.