What differentiates a Stella Conservation Rooflight from the others and makes it the most authentic is our attention to detail and the use of high quality materials.


There are plenty of so called conservation rooflights available but only a handful of those are manufactured with a low profile steel frame. Of those which are, they tend to be lined internally with modern plastic trays which are either a glossy black or white finish.  It is therefore difficult for those products to make a claim on being the most authentic conservation rooflight whilst using modern plastic materials that would not have been available to the Victorians.  

Real wood liners


By using real wood internal liners from sustainable sources, longer lasting stainless steel frames and high performance triple glazing, a Stella Conservation Rooflight not only provides an unrivalled quality of finish but also ensures a more environmentally conscious product for your project.

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Replicating the appearance of an original Victorian design, a Stella Conservation Rooflight will help maintain and preserve the heritage of period buildings whilst meeting the requirements of both the local Conservation Officer and Building Control department.

Natural daylight


Not only does a Stella Conservation Rooflight provide significant advantages in lifespan and glazing performance but it also leads the field in glazing ratios. Thin framing detail ensures more glass and less frame and more natural light entering your home. 


When deciding which rooflight to use, one very important consideration should be that most steel conservation rooflights are produced using carbon/mild steel and will be protected by a wet spray or powder coat finish.  Without the protective paint coating those rooflights will rust, breakdown and eventually leak.  

Whilse all suppliers are likely to offer some type of guarantee, it will only apply if you have managed to adhere to a strict set of requirements concerning the maintenance of the paint coating.

All Stella rooflights are manufactured using marine grade 316L stainless steel, so they will not rust and will last you a lifetime. 

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It is important to understand that the amount of light that enters a property relates to the internal viewable size rather than the more general fixing or overall size of a rooflight.


The common perception is that if you buy more glass that the viewing area will be bigger, however, it is the internal clear viewable dimension that counts and we would always recommend that you check what your clear viewable dimension will be when choosing your rooflight as the actual viewable glazing area varies significantly between manufacturers and can make a sizable difference to the amount of light entering the building.



In areas with high salt content such as the coast, an estuary or even a main road which is regularly salted in winter, a maintenance schedule on rooflights could be as little as every 3 months and even in more standard locations, they will require an annual clean and inspection.

Accessing the external paintwork on rooflights can be difficult, particularly for top hung or fixed designs so if you are unable to reach yours to clean them, it is important to ensure your rooflights won't rust if exposed to the elements. 

Stella Rooflights do not suffer from the rusting issues as they are manufactured from marine grade 316L stainless steel. While it is still recommended that they are maintained, this is purely for aesthetically reasons. 

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In addition to our stainless steel frame, Stella offers a high specification paint application as additional protection from the elements.  Where a Stella Rooflight differs from other standard carbon steel rooflights is that the marine grade 316 stainless metalwork is not solely reliant on that paint to keep the frame from disintegrating.



Speak to our friendly team to get your rooflight project underway or fill out the form below if you have a question.

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