Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop, Dumfries

Project: Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop, Dumfries

21 Fakro roof windows have been used in a series of low pitch zinc roofs at Loch Arthur, a working community of more than 70 people. Its Farm Shop, designed by Simon Winstanley Architects in collaboration with Denis Chanarin of Camphill Architects, forms part of a series of low wings which are attached to a higher barn-like centre. They echo the appearance of traditional farm buildings with timber-clad walls and zinc standing seam roofs in pre-weathered Quartz-Zinc. The detailed product selection process resulted in specification of Fakro whose FSC accredited windows included fixed closed, electrically and manually operated windows with bespoke flashing to match the mid-grey Quartz-Zinc. Simon Winstanley commented, “Fakro roof windows met all our requirements for both fixed and opening options with remote electric opening. In addition, they had to have suitable flashings for integrating into the standing seam zinc roof”