The impact of the election on … office starts

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

How are you planning to vote in Thursday's general election? (And I hope you are planning to vote). How are you planning to vote in Thursday's general election? (And I hope you are planning to vote). What will influence your...

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Digging down and falling down

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

What a gift of a story. A house collapses, it belongs to a celebrity (or did until recently) and nobody is killed so we can all revel in hubris. No wonder the BBC posted the story 'Pop star Duffy's former...

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Celebrating an attack of shingles

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

I was in Dungeness at the weekend, which has become a wonderful architectural ghetto almost because it fails to tick all the boxes for a good connected life. Good transport links? No. Sandy beach? Certainly not. Easy mortgages? Apparently you...

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Light, lies and … video next?

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

There are plenty of very competent journalists around in the specialist press, and some who are very perceptive, knowledgeable or persistent. But there aren't all that many who are funny. One who is, is Ray Molony, publisher of Lux magazine, and one...

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Did you think Passivhaus was worthy but dull? Think again

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

We all know something about Passivhaus by now, even if not enough. We know that it is a means of making homes airtight enough and well insulated enough that their energy demand is really driven down. If you want to...

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Wheee! A celebration of the obvious

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

Sometimes architects come up with an idea that is so original it changes the way you think. And sometimes they come up with something that is so obvious that it is, frankly, brilliant. So hats off to Bblur architecture (just...

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Mars in Hawaii

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

There is an article in today's Guardian (which oddly doesn't appear to be available online) by Sheyna Gifford, a medical doctor who was one of six people who spent a year in the caldera of a volcano on Hawaii simulating life...

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Barn storming

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
19
May

I went last week to the old barn at Harmondsworth , described by John Betjeman (as you may just see in this photo) as the cathedral of Middlesex. I went last week to the old barn at Harmondsworth , described...

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Award Winning Projects

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
11
May

Why do award-winning practices specify the Rooflight Company? From single house schemes such as Paise House designed by Newton Architects, to the National Trust visitors center at Mottisfont Abbey, the Rooflight Company are delighted to have been involved in such...

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The Benefits of Natural Daylight

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Posted by The Rooflight Company
21
Mar

Research commissioned by the Association for the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University concludes that adequate daylight can be provided through rooflights without creating the risk of solar overheating. With increased recognition of the importance of...

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