How to build upon an existing oasis of tranquillity
This stunning contemporary home in the bustling town centre of Bury St Edmunds is cleverly designed with high ceilings and a flat roof, offering life on one level, whilst being at one with its surroundings – notably its charming swimming pond.
An integral part of the design brief for the architect, Modece, was to encourage an abundance of natural light into the living space below via the flat roof. We were subsequently specified by the client to supply four Aero Electric rooflights (to suit an IOS of 1000 x 1000mm) that not only provided a primary source of natural light and ventilation in the bathrooms but offered light from above in the rooms with external windows.
The home’s owners were keen for the property to benefit from the latest technology, making it as energy efficient as possible. A Building Management System (BMS) was installed, controlling not only the mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems but the opening and closing of the rooflights, ensuring a fair balance between ambient conditions and energy efficiency.
The Heated Rain Sensors, supplied by Sunsquare, also guarantee that when the best of the British weather challenges the BMS the rooflights either close or remain closed until the inclement weather passes.
There’s no doubt that Modece, the project architects, achieved their client’s brief whilst fulfilling their very own mantra of “designing buildings that lift your spirits and sit lightly on the earth”. There’s no doubt that our BSI Kitemarked rooflights are well-suited to projects where homeowner and architect require much-needed natural light without compromising on ambient temperatures in the living areas below.