Roofmaker supplied their products for a historical renovation project in Bristol.
The traditional miner’s cottage in Bristol required extensive renovation work to bring it into the 21st century.
Sensitive restoration work meant that the cottage retained many period features and fixtures though the house lacked access to natural light sources.
In the kitchen extension the sense of history was paired with the contemporary, contributing to this was the natural light provided by Roofmaker’s fixed flat rooflight.
Period brickwork and traditional-style furnishings were illuminated from above by the large fixed flat rooflight. The light from the skylight plays around the room nicely thanks to the filtering effect provided by the wooden beams.
Perhaps the most striking element of the extension, though, is the bi-fold doors. Providing not only vast amounts of natural light, they also operate to extend the living area, the rooflights and bi-fold doors create a sense of space which can be hard to achieve in such historic properties.
Lydia Robinson, of architecture company Design Storey, said that ‘The rooflights have both achieved and exceeded our ambitions by capturing an edited section of sky which provides delight and light’.
Roofmaker products are effective at preventing cold spots near doors or under skylights with triple-glazing as standard and a U Value of 0.6W/m2k.