Stella rooflights are ideal for installation in any project but especially period properties, Listed buildings, barn conversions or areas where flush fitting glazing is required. What differentiates a Stella Conservation Rooflight from the others and makes it the most authentic is our attention to detail and the use of natural materials.
For Listed barns or those situated in a conservation area, sympathetic detailing is also likely to be a condition of consent. New openings should generally be kept to a minimum and should be of a simple form that respects the building's character.
Dormer windows are not usually appropriate, so any new window openings in the roof will be rooflights, and in most instances metal conservation-style rooflights which sit flush with the line of the roof. Modern bulky framed rooflights usually look wrong and it is therefore best to install genuine conservation rooflights.
LOW PROFILE DESIGN
There are specialist rooflights that are manufactured for the heritage property market and conservation rooflights are easily recognised by their low profile which means they sit flush and remain unobtrusive to the building's original architecture. Another characteristic is their slender appearance as conservation requirements stipulate that a minimal amount of framework should be visible, particularly if rooflights are placed next to each other.
GENUINE GLAZING BARS
Another feature of a genuine conservation rooflight is the glazing mullion (glazing bar) which separates the glazing into sections. A Stella rooflight follows the traditional conservation rooflight design and offers genuine glazing bars. This particular design feature is integral to the rooflight and not only provides a more authentic look but offers increased strength for the opening section.
There are a number of manufacturers who claim to offer conservation roof windows but have opted to remove the traditional bar in favour of sticking something to the double glazed unit. Not only does this risk damaging self-clean glazing or worse, having it fall off after a few years, it also significantly detracts from the original conservation rooflight appearance.
STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
Amongst those suppliers of genuine metal conservation rooflights, they all will use mild steel. Whilst using steel allows manufacturers to closer replicate the original conservation rooflight, those products have a significantly higher risk of rusting. Only Stella rooflights are manufactured using Marine Grade 316 stainless steel as standard and therefore offer significantly more protection and longevity than a mild steel alternative. If your property is located in a coastal area, near to a salt water estuary or even a road which is heavily salted in the winter, then you should consider a Marine Grade 316 stainless frame.
By using a better quality steel you can be sure that the product you are purchasing will last a long time and therefore reduces the need to use effort and resources replacing it in a few years.
BRITISH DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING
In addition to the exceptional performance of the metalwork, Stella conservation rooflights are supplied triple glazed with self-clean glass and beautiful real wood linings. Unlike other suppliers we have made a conscious decision to keep our design, manufacturing and product finishing based in the UK. Whilst this has the obvious benefits of having control over our quality and development, it also helps to reduce the carbon footprint of the product compared to suppliers who are importing some or all of the processes from abroad.
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