The middle of November saw a very exciting week for our conservation rooflights as they featured in not just one, but two television programmes on Channel 4!
On Wednesday 14th November, The Old Court House in Worcestershire was one of the buildings longlisted in the 2018 series of Grand Designs House of the Year, sponsored by RIBA. The Grade II Listed Building, which is over 400 years old, was virtually derelict when a team, led by architects Harrison Brookes and contractors Speller Metcalfe, commenced their painstaking restoration project. As presenter Kevin McCloud commented, at the outset there were trees growing out of the structure and birds and bats had made it their home. The team needed to employ a broad range of conservation techniques in order to renovate the building and make it suitable for 21st century habitation.
The Clement three range of conservation rooflights in a tile profile were chosen by the architects because their traditional looks were in keeping with the property’s character whilst also meeting the demands of Building Regulations.
On Thursday 15th November, episode three of the third series of George Clarke’s Old House New home featured a beautiful Arts and Crafts property near Birmingham.
The house originally belonged to Gill’s father who had converted it into flats. Now the owners of two of the flats which were on different floors, Gill and Paul wanted to combine the two as well as carry out a side and rear extension to the ground floor flat. George Clarke suggested they expand the landing above the new staircase to incorporate a study area and that they introduce skylights in order to flood the space with light.
The tile roof now boasts two Clement 5 conservation rooflights, which not only look stunning but are also in keeping with the character of the rest of the house.
Clement are thanked for their contribution to the project here.
Clement Windows Group were proud to sponsor the Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) category at the Building Awards 2018, putting metal windows under the spotlight for the third year running at this prestigious construction industry event.
Once again the sponsors of the Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) category at the Building Awards 2018 are…Clement Windows!
We are delighted to be involved with this prestigious event and pleased to be able to show our support of the many wonderful smaller value projects that take place in the UK each year. Read the rest of this entry »
Below are the top five questions most frequently asked of our busy Rooflights department, to which we have added answers to ease the process of choosing and purchasing a Clement Conservation Rooflight.
Of course, if there is anything further that you would like to know, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to provide further information.
The level of pollutants and allergens in our homes is increasing, with a long list of factors contributing to the problem, including cooking and heating appliances, paints, solvents, carpets, furniture, cleaning products, electrical appliances, toiletries and pets.
It is commonly accepted that outdoor air pollution is harmful to human health and we know to avoid breathing in toxic car fumes or smoke emitted by industry. However, how many of us are aware that the air we breathe indoors has the potential to be just as harmful? According to the British Lung Foundation, in the UK, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. As modern homes are becoming more energy efficient and securely built, it is often these airtight environments which are increasingly a cause for concern as they trap the allergens and toxins inside.
Fresh air can boost energy levels, aid better sleep, brighten your mood and increase overall health and wellbeing, so what better way to let it in and help in the fight against indoor air pollution than installing a rooflight in your property?
The market for rooflights in the UK increased substantially over the last five years, according to a study recently published by AMA Research.*
Between 2012 and 2016 the market saw an increase of 25%, with similar growth expected during 2017.
So, with more and more people installing rooflights into their homes and architects increasingly specifying roof windows for a variety of commercial developments, what are the drivers for this market growth?
The rooflight has arguably been a feature of architecture since Roman times when an oculus was included in structures such as the Pantheon in Rome – from the Latin word for ‘eye’, an oculus is a circular opening in the centre of a dome and was included in building design as a means of bringing in sunlight and as well as keeping a building cool by letting rain in.
We were delighted to sponsor the Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) category again at this year’s Building Awards, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House on Tuesday 7th November.