THE OLD COURT HOUSE was on the verge of collapse when it was purchased by its current owners.
The Local Planning Authority had placed a Section 106 agreement on the property detailing its rescue from dereliction and were preparing to increase its status to Grade I as it was rumoured to be a hunting lodge gifted by Queen Elizabeth to Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester. Dating carried out during the course of the restoration works confirmed that the building had been constructed in phases between 1526 and 1613.
Specially made components such as bricks and tiles were employed and combined with modern technologies. The Clement 3 range of Conservation Rooflights in a tile profile, top hung with 300mm chrome hand winders, was chosen as it was in keeping with the property’s traditional appearance.
Rhys Brookes from Harrison Brookes Architcts said: “This Grade II listed building was in a dilapidated state and required meticulous and painstaking reconstruction. The inclusion of Clement’s Conservation Rooflights helped us to stay true to the original character of the property whilst also meeting the demands of Building Regulations.”
RIBA Conservation Award
The project won numerous awards including the RIBA Conservation Award, the RIBA Regional Award West Midlands and the RIBA Project Architect of the Year Award.
Modern replicas of Victorian originals, Clement Conservation Rooflights are so versatile they can be used in any property type, but they are particularly suitable for Listed Buildings or heritage projects. Silicone fronted to give the appearance of traditional putty glazing, Clement’s rooflights are regularly specified by architects and conservation officers.
Slate or tile profile
Manufactured for either a slate or a tile profile, Clement rooflights are constructed using recycled steel sections, making them particularly strong and robust. The surface is coated in polyzinc and then polyester powder paint, making the rooflights durable and giving them a good-looking finish.
Available in eight standard sizes, Clement Conservation Rooflights are made from high performance, argon filled, 24mm insulated glass units and come with a revolutionary warm T bar system. Available with several glazing options, including self-cleaning glass as standard, Clement’s rooflights are manufactured to
EN ISO 9001 standards and rigorously tested against air, wind and rain to BS6375. They have achieved a BFRC Window Energy Rating of A+.
The standard size rooflights are generally available to be delivered within 2-3 working days. If one of the standard sizes is not appropriate, Clement also manufacture bespoke rooflights.
The Clement Windows Group manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors, screens and rooflights for both private residences and commercial projects.
Based just outside London in Surrey, Clement’s window products can be seen in a number of prestigious projects across the UK and abroad. Prominent examples include Battersea Power Station and Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, The Pithay and YMCA in Bristol, Norwich City Hall, the University of Manchester and the Eldorado Building in New York’s Manhattan.