Clement Conservation Rooflights chosen for Grade II listed landmark restoration project

by Laura

Stapehill Abbey is a unique estate consisting of 45, two to five bedroom homes.  Set within beautiful gardens, these recently converted Grade II listed properties near Wimborne in Dorset are magnificent.

The original Abbey House was built in the early 19th century, with the monastic buildings dating back to the 1840s.  The twin chapels were designed by Charles Hansom in 1847 and building was completed in 1851.  Founded by a small group of nuns led by Madame Augustine de Chabannes, the Abbey was home to The Cross Abbey order of Cistercian Trappist nuns between 1802 and 1990.

Acquired by Stapehill Enterprises in 1990, the Abbey was a popular rural life museum, craft centre and farmyard depicting life in rural England and Victorian times until 2008.

Dorset based developers, Ankers and Rawlings, acquired the Abbey in 2015 and have worked painstakingly to retain the original artefacts and period features of this historic site.  Within the development original quarry flagstones and terracotta tiles have been incorporated and an original Pugin Stone Cross has been retained to truly emphasise the character of the development.

Over 60 Clement Conservation Rooflights were chosen for the project, including both slate and tile profiles in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Garry Hunter of Ankers and Rawlings commented:

“The homes at Stapehill Abbey have a mixture of slate and tile roofs.  We chose Clement Conservation Rooflights as we needed a product that would look perfect in both.  We are really delighted with the end result and hope to use Clement’s rooflights again in the future.”

Manufactured for either a slate or a tile profile, the beauty of Clement skylights is that they lie flush with your roofline giving a neat finish.

Available in eight standard sizes, Clement Conservation Rooflights are constructed using mild steel sheet which makes them particularly strong.  The surface is coated in polyzinc and then polyester powder paint for durability and to give the rooflights a good-looking finish.

Clement’s roof windows 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 range of rooflights is generally available for delivery 2-3 working days.  If one of the standard sizes is not appropriate, bespoke rooflights are also available.

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.

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