Patent glazing specialist, Howells was selected to manufacture and install a new roof for the ‘Winter Garden’, a large conservatory and part of the formal entrance for Doxford House, a former derelict Georgian mansion.
“I was searching the internet for an appropriate rafter glazing system, and I found Howells,” says Gary Lax, Doxford House site manager. “I was impressed by their skill and capability, and experience with period buildings.”
Howells’s HGR1 aluminium rafter bar system was chosen as a sympathetic yet high-performance solution for the new conservatory roof.
Glazed with 11.5mm clear laminated and toughened shaped glass, the roof required additional support to comply with building regulations. The reinstated C24 timber rafters were laminated to a steel subframe, with the HGR1 aluminium rafter bars fitted on top.
The aluminium rafter bars are powder coated in anthracite grey (RAL 9023). The roof was completed with bespoke pressed metal in the hips and ridges.
“Howells were a pleasure to work with. They were fast, reliable and efficient. We are very pleased with the quality and overall aesthetic of the conservatory roof. It has helped re-establish some of the long-lost grandeur of the Winter Garden.”