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Historic textile mill in Lancashire converted into stylish apartments with Aurora Roof Windows

Historic textile mill in Lancashire converted into stylish apartments with Aurora Roof Windows

PR171 - Helmshore Textile Mill Conversion

Situated in the heart of Helmshore village, two industrial buildings of historical value – The Power Mill and The Loom – are being granted a new lease of life through a redevelopment project that will see the creation of 42 contemporary apartments.

Preserving the external appearance of the buildings, while allowing enough natural light in to comply with the recommended lux levels is always one of the main challenges in conversion projects. But Cheshire-based developer, Molloy Hale, has found an easy, elegant, and inexpensive way to introduce plenty of daylight with the Aurora Roof Windows from LB Supplies.

Molloy Hale director, Siobhan Molloy, said: โ€œListed buildings make for incredibly attractive redevelopments, but one has to be very creative in finding solutions to adapt the space for modern requirements. Roof windows and skylights can dramatically improve the quality of such a dwelling, increasing its market value and making it very desirable for the end consumer.

โ€œWe normally install Velux, but we wanted a more cost effective solution for this project, without compromising on quality and performance. After doing our research, we came across the Aurora Roof Window and ordered a sample online, from LB Supplies.

โ€œWe thought it was a brilliant product, and amazing value for money โ€“ we have now installed over 80 Aurora Roof Windows in our mill conversion project. They have made a tremendous difference, with our one, two and three-bed apartments now benefitting from optimum levels of daylight, thanks to our first-rate roof windows,โ€ added Siobhan.

Following the successful installation, Molloy Hale have decided to also use the Aurora Roof Window for future new-build and refurbishment projects.

Exclusively available from LB Supplies, the Aurora Roof Window boasts similar benefits, quality, and functionality with the popular Velux brand – both being manufactured by the same company, the VKR Group. More competitively priced, Aurora from LB Supplies enables builders and contractors to achieve better profit margins, while being simpler and easier to install: the roof window comes with the Aurora Tile & Slate Flashing, a multipurpose product that can be used for installations on both slate and tile roofs.

For more information call LB Roof Windows on 01623 624500 or visit

Written by: Joe

Published on: 7 June 2016

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