As an architectural designer, Paul Graham knew the use of 21 VELUX skylights would provide three key elements when renovating his heritage home. Banks of skylights would provide stunning design features, abundant natural light and improved ventilation — a major part of the brief to help his daughters’ asthma.
The home, built in 1876, was in a state of disrepair and had a damp and dark interior. For the Grahams, the need for more light and warmth was evident. By adding two banks of VELUX skylights in the main living area, Paul created a spectacular design. As the sun hits the roof the light pours into the room, brightening and warming the main living area used by the family.
Improving the ventilation of the entire home has reduced the impact that the damp and moisture was having on his daughters’ asthma. By opening up the home with the use of skylights, fresh air circulates through the home, removing unwanted moisture and humidity. Paul comments, “It’s lovely having a warm, dry, healthy home for the kids to grow up in, and I’m not so worried about them getting sick. In fact, the girls haven’t been unwell at all since the renovation.”
To see the Graham family home and how their VELUX skylights were used, read the Farmhouse Conversion Case Study on the Velux website.