Old Church Hall - Salcombe Devon

The Project

The Old Church Hall is a stunning beachfront property in the
picturesque North Devon town of Salcombe. The stone clad hall
was converted into a residential dwelling in 2005 and lies below
and to the South of the Grade 2 Listed Church of Holy Trinity.

In order to maximise the amount of natural light entering the old
building the current property owner, decided the best course of action was to install rooflights. However, since the former Church Hall is located close to a Listed Building and within the Salcombe Conservation Area and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), planning consent was required.

Consideration had to be given to the surrounding built and
natural environment, and materials such as plastic simply would
not do. As such Architect, Michael Rutter, specified the Lumen
Conservation rooflight, with its traditional Victorian design, fine
lines of steel and slender profile. The Lumen rooflight would
satisfy both the planning conservation officer and property owner,
who was not prepared to make any compromise on quality.

Lumen worked very closely with the architect to design and
built a bespoke rooflight, comprising three sections, with
bespoke casement sizes and a high quality internal American
Ash timber finish. Due to the large size the rooflight (over
3m in length), and the high ceiling, each of the casements
incorporated electric actuators.

The glass chosen for the rooflights was Pilkington Activ™ Neutral self-cleaning glass with solar control properties as the outer pane combined with a Pilkington Optitherm™ S3 a low-emissiivty glass for the inner pane of the insulating glass unit.

Lumen has the ability to manufacture a rooflight to suit any design
while offering the flexibility to work with architects to achieve the
most demanding requirements.

Product specification:
• 3mm CR4 steel
• Lumen bespoke conservation design
• PZ770 system 3 coat polyester powder coated in
• RAL9005 black
• Insulating Glass Units:
o Outer pane-  4mm toughened Pilkington Activ™  Neutral self-cleaning solar control glass
o 16mm argon gas cavity
o Inner pane - 4mm toughened inner pane of Pilkington Optitherm™ S3
• 2 x Smaller opening casements
• 1 x Large central opening casement
• Full internal American ash liners
• KA54 and KA66 electric actuators

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Project Details
Opening Date
01 Jan 2012
Building Type
  • Residential / Domestic
About the Architect/Installer
Michael Rutter
Lumen Rooflights
Benefit Led Categories
  • Self Cleaning
  • Thermal Insulation