The rooflight company designs and manufactures conservation, contemporary and bespoke roof windows and roof lights. Founded by architect Peter King RIBA in 1993, the business has grown from strength to strength becoming employee owned in March 2019. Its range of innovative high-spec rooflights helps architects create beautifully designed naturally lit spaces.
The company’s product collections include rooflight solutions for pitched and flat roofs, in both traditional and modern settings. Their best-selling Conservation Rooflight is a steel recreation of the classic Victorian cast iron model that is regularly featured on National Trust and English Heritage properties. Its slim sections and low profile allow it to meet planning requirements while retaining authentic design features. The new neo rooflight is the next generation in the Rooflight Company’s innovation story and is specifically developed for contemporary architecture, with a frameless appearance that blends unobtrusively with the roof and allows light to flow freely into interior spaces. Its sleek design, flush edge-to-edge glazing and patented Thermal Shielding technology enable whole window u-values of less than 1.5 W/m2K.
Whether for a new build or renovation, the right rooflight solution elevates the space from adequate to amazing. It is a key element of the wider building envelope that makes the biggest difference to energy efficiency, indoor comfort and the enjoyment of the property by its occupants. It is therefore important to choose a rooflight that meets a client’s and their architect’s vision, and that will perform well for years to come.
It is easy to find rooflights that offer performance and aesthetics, but the challenge is to get the right combination of both in the most cost-effective way. That’s why it is worth considering all of the options available when designing a new build or renovating an existing space. It is also important to select the right product for the specific building, taking into account current regulations and planning restrictions as well as site constraints and environmental concerns.
The Rooflight Company’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its B Impact assessment, where it achieves a score of 87. This is a high score, indicating that the company is taking action to positively influence and change the world through its products, operations, and values. The company has a clear social purpose that is articulated in their Corporate Governance and is supported by strong, ethical business practices. In addition, The Rooflight Company is a member of the Responsible Purchasing Forum and is a Signatory to the Cotswold Natural Stone Charter. This helps them to ensure that they are sourcing sustainable products in their supply chain.