HELPING TRANSFORM GRADE 2 LISTED KITCHEN RENOVATION
This Grade II Listed William & Mary style property, dating from 1693, is situated in a quaint village near Cheltenham. Shortly after moving in the client embarked on an extensive renovation project, including a large side extension, which would house their new kitchen and informal lounge area.
Due to the age of the property and its Grade 2 listed status, careful consideration was required to achieve the relevant planning consent. The client worked closely with their architect John Everitt, and with the advice and guidance of the local Conservation Officer, the project was approved and the building works completed in the Spring of 2018.
One of the key considerations in satisfying the Conservation Officer and achieving planning approval, was the specification of Conservation style rooflights. These would be a major feature of the new extension, and would need to be of a style sympathetic to the original period property, and flush sitting with the new slate roof.
Two large bespoke rooflights were supplied - one with an electric opening mechanism and one fixed shut.
“Our architect originally recommended a product from a competing well known rooflight company, however, the costs were way in excess of what we were expecting, so after a brief Google search I came across these. It became quickly apparent that they could offer the high quality bespoke made rooflights that we were looking for – something that would compliment the very high standard of finish we were trying to achieve with the rest of the build. They were also able to supply the rooflights at a significantly better value than the other quotes I had received.
“Following an initial discussion with the Stella team, the architect was particularly impressed with the customer service and the detailed plans that were prepared for us.
“Both myself, the architect and the builders were delighted with the build quality of the rooflights when they arrived, and importantly, they were approved without any concerns from the Conservation Officer, who appeared to be impressed with their low profile and conservation style design.”
"The rooflights are now a real focal point in the new extension, flooding the room with light and creating a sense of space and openness."