Tew Farmhouse and Barns

Tew Farmhouse and Barns is a Grade II listed farmyard situated in the Cotswolds. Owner of the site and main contractor, Paul Snell, has developed the derelict barns into six luxury holiday lets.

Working closely with architect Charlie Luxton, Paul explored a range of rooflight options including patent glazing and conservation rooflights but in the end decided to specify neo™ as this meant a single roof window, in various sizes, could be installed to meet the design requirements.

The roof has been reconstructed and finished with standing seam zinc. Both Charlie and Paul felt it was important the roof windows would sit flush with the roof line to provide a seamless unbroken appearance.


"We worked with Planning Officers who encouraged us to use a roof system that was as close in design to what was here originally. Having a rooflight where the glazing goes right to the edge of the frame met this brief as they appear as a single sheet of glazing in the roof, much like what would have been in the original barns."
Paul Snell, Owner and main contractor

With nearly thirty rooflights on the scheme, the Rooflight Company's in-house design team worked with the roofing contractors to make sure the installation into the zinc would be effortless.

In total 28 neo™ roof windows in two different sizes were specified with a mixture of manual and cill motorised opening and blinds in varying styles and colours.

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