House Marshalwick, St Albans, Herts

Project: House Marshalwick, St Albans, Herts

This home renovation is within a conservation area, therefore certain planning conditions had to be adhered to with regard to external finishes. The Rooflight was required to bring natural daylight into the living space below.

This home extension and associated external works involved a simple additional space facing directly south, within a long garden. Excessive solar gain and heat gain were potential issues, so the size of rooflight is relatively small compared to the roof. There are also many windows and doors including large sliding folding door, to allow for a variety of ventilation arrangements. A modern rooflight product was sought, in order to have a clean modern appearance to a large opening, whilst keeping a pitch to the glazing, to avoid too much cleaning being necessary. It was important to maintain a view from upstairs windows, therefore the rooflight was not allowed to be too high. A tidy appearance to the features on the roof was also something the clients and architects were keen to achieve. It sits on a lead faced upstand constructed of timber and plywood.

1 No Bespoke Fixed Ridgeglaze Rooflight 3900mm x 1010mm (return 1) x 1010mm (return 2), on a 20 degree pitch, each return split into 2 equal sections with aluminium back to back angles at the join.

Glass -
6mm Coolite SKN174 Neutral Toughened Outer
16mm Air Filled Cavity
6mm Low E Toughened Inner

Paint Finish – Polyester Powder Coated to RAL7015 grey inner & outer