Rooflights Take Pride of Place in Award Winning Design.Published on 15th November 2011
A pair of magnificent rooflights are the centrepiece of an award-winning project by Apropos.
The rooflights take centre stage in a Somerset orangery that reached the final of the 2010 LABC Building Excellence Awards. The rooflights– also known as skylights – prove that, with a little imagination and vision, amazing light can be created in period and historic properties.
The rooflights are perfectly in tune with the historic farmhouse, and showcase Apropos’ expertise in designing sympathetic extensions for period properties – a growing market in which Apropos is leading the field.
The owners of the Somerset property wanted their orangery to complement their fine property, whilst creating an immaculate living space for their family. The rooflights perfectly capture this ideal, providing a perfect combination of traditional architecture and contemporary design.
“…The rooflights are exceptional, yet affordable, design statements that are both beautifully designed and unsurpassed in their engineering.”
Thanks to the rooflights, light flows freely into the orangery, creating a welcoming environment in the two distinct living spaces within the structure. The dining area’s rooflight creates an illuminating spotlight for the dining table, ensuring that every meal time is an amazing experience.
Whilst the rooflights assist in creating a traditional feel, they are packed with the latest engineering and design elements. The rooflights incorporate electronic vents, to ensure there is cooling ventilation during beautifully warm Somerset sunshine. At the same time, the rooflights adhere to the highest energy and thermal efficiency regulations, meaning occupants will remain snug and warm when colder weather arrives.
The rooflights are perfectly complemented by a five-panel, folding sliding door system; which, during warm weather, can be folded back to allow the orangery to become an extension of the garden, whilst, like the rooflights, keeping the orangery warm and cosy during poorer weather conditions.
The rooflights are exceptional, yet affordable, design statements that are both beautifully designed and unsurpassed in their engineering. It is little wonder that the rooflights ably assisted the orangery to receive the architectural recognition it did – a fine endorsement of the consistently high quality of work undertaken by Apropos.