Rooflights for flat roofs & conservation areas - Grand Designs Magazine

High-performance rooflights for all roof types

Enhance your new-build or renovation project with the right skylights

Promotional Feature By Caroline Rodrigues |

Whether it’s a rooflight for a flat roof, pitched roof or a building in a conservation area, the right skylight can not only offer exceptional light and ventilation benefits, but also enhance your sustainability efforts. From extensions to renovations and self-build, here’s how to find the best natural lighting solutions for your project.

a conservation rooflight in a period property

Photo: The Rooflight Company

Premium rooflights

Rooflights have an enormous impact on the overall look of your project from both outside and in, but it’s not just about appearances. Poor quality frames and glazing can let heat escape from your home. Alternatively, some frames offer great performance but are ugly and bulky, to the detriment of your overall design.

The ideal is a rooflight that is both high-performance and ultra-sleek in terms of design. That’s why The Rooflight Company‘s range of elegant, high-spec rooflights remain the discerning choice for architects and savvy homeowners alike.

When it comes to completing your build, it’s tempting to seek out alternatives to your architect’s specification. This might save a few pounds yet it can prove a costly mistake in the long run. Well-chosen details such as rooflights elevate the space you’ve created from adequate to amazing. And don’t forget, you’ll be looking out of them for decades to come.

a rooflight for a flat roof with high thermal efficiency

Photo: The Rooflight Company

Conservation rooflights

Rooflights for traditional and character homes must be a good fit for their surrounding. In some cases they must satisfy the planning department, too. The Rooflight Company’s Conservation Rooflight is a steel recreation of the classic cast-iron Victorian rooflight.

Designed with slim lines and a low profile it is ideal for listed and heritage properties and those in conservation areas. Combining modern thermal efficiency with authentic design features, it meets all current Building Regulations. The Conservation Rooflight is frequently featured on award-winning landmark buildings. It can be seen on a number of National Trust and English Heritage properties.

pitched roof rooflight in a modern extension

Photo: The Rooflight Company

Rooflights for flat roofs

Any project that’s at the cutting edge of contemporary design deserves innovative, high-spec rooflights. The newest addition to the neo range is the neo Advance rooflight for flat roofs. It has a frameless appearance for unobstructed views and uninterrupted natural light. The rooflight’s hidden frame is constructed from aluminium to withstand weathering, even in coastal locations.

The Rooflight Company’s patented Thermal Shielding technology prevents condensation and mould formation. One of the highest-performing systems on the market, neo Advance achieves whole window u-values (Uw)  as low as 1.06 W/m²K with double glazed units (rather than the glass centre pane value).

Off the shelf or made to order

The Rooflight Company was founded by architects Peter and Val King, who were frustrated by the lack of high-performance rooflight options for period properties. Since developing their first design, the Conservation Rooflight, they now have ranges for properties of all ages and styles.

Whatever the vision for your project, The Rooflight Company will either have an off-the-shelf model, made up in its Oxfordshire workshop, or can make rooflights to order. The in-house team has decades of experience in working with uniquely shaped roofs.

For further information see The Rooflight Company or call 01993 833 155