Jamie's Farm - Bath

The Project
Jamie’s Farm is a charity helping vulnerable children to re-engage with
education and society through farming, family and therapy delivered through week-long residential visits. The charity recently purchased a 60 acre farm near Bath centred around Hill House, a Grade 2 Listed 17th century farmhouse andits cluster of farm buildings, some of which date back as far as the 14th century.

Due to the age of the building and its Listed status, the renovation of Hill House required careful planning to ensure the historic fabric of the building remained in tact. Hetreed Ross Architects (HRA) was commissioned by
Wraxall Builders to submit detailed applications for the renovation of the historic farm building into new workspaces and offices for the farm workers and visitors.

Jonathan Hetreed from Hetreed Ross Architects said: “One of the major considerations for the project was how to best maximise natural lighting for the loft area of the smaller barn. The Listed Building Officer required
the position of the original rafters to be maintained, with
rooflights sitting above them. Due to the location of the rafters, an off the shelf rooflight product was not an option, and a more intricate design was required.”

HRA approached Lumen Rooflights as experts in providing bespoke rooflights for Grade Listed and Heritage properties. To accommodate the sizing parameters Lumen spaced the joins in the outer frame to achieve the best position for the winders. They then produced an internal American
Ash framework to supplement the liners around the casements. This provided a neat internal finish to compliment the slender framework on the outside. Hetreed said: “The Lumen rooflight has contributed to retaining the historic beauty of the barn from the outside and helped to transform the loft’s interior to a stunning, light and airy workspace for the staff and children to enjoy.”

Product specification:
• 3mm Zintec steel
• Low profile conservation design
• Polyester powder coated in RAL9005 black textured paint

Insualting Glass Units
• Outer Pane of Insulating Glass Unit - 4mm Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral self-cleaning solar control glass (toughened)
• 16mm argon gas cavity
• Inner pane of IGU 4mm  Pilkington Optitherm™ S3 (toughened)

• Manual brass winding mechanism
• Full interior American Ash liner
• Glazing bars and frame spacing to match original rafters
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Project Details
Opening Date
01 May 2012
Building Type
  • Leisure
  • Education
About the Architect/Installer
Hetreed Ross Architects (HRA)
Lumen Rooflights