The Benefit Of A Skylight In Your Project
Agricultural or Domestic
Therefore, we have gone full circle as rooflights are again providing a design solution for residential extensions, barns and other agricultural conversions but this time around have a high specification of self-clean glazing to make them incredibly energy efficient. Invariably, agricultural buildings are situated in conservation areas and are often listed. Whilst a domestic conversion is not always suitable for old farm buildings it may be the only way to secure an old barn’s future. Ensuring the detail of the conversion work is sympathetic will be crucial to the scheme’s success. Sympathetic detailing is also likely to be a condition of consent, if the barn is listed or in a conservation area. New openings should generally be kept to a minimum and should be of a simple form that respects the farm building’s character. If rooflights or skylights are needed in period properties then it will be necessary for your Local Planning Authority to provide permission.
High Specification Skylights
Provided rooflights are the right size and comply with the current Building Regulations, they can increase the appeal of your property by bringing in additional natural daylight. Not only do they provide a solution to lighting up dark areas, NuDawn flat rooflights are energy efficient due to exceptional thermal performance and the amount of natural light they let in which in turn will reduce energy costs. Last but not least there is evidence to prove that brain functions respond better to natural light!