The Glass House

Bespoke sliding rooflight specified for all-glass home

  • 5 Sep 2016

Glazing Vision has created a sliding glass rooflight for an innovative build, dubbed the Glass House, on Swains Lane.

Located on the edge of a Victorian cemetery, the site on Swains Lane is home to a small group of dwellings. An original steel-framed home has recently been replaced with a contemporary, glass-based build, designed by Eldridge Smerin.

Spanning four-storeys, the Glass House was created using a concrete skeleton and frameless structural glass. Glazing Vision was contract to supply and install a bespoke sliding rooflight to ventilate the top floor kitchen and introduce natural light into the building.

Rooflight for the Glass House

The Glass HouseDesigned in-house, the ‘sliding over roof’ system consists of a section of glazing, which has been developed to retract out onto the roof space to create a clear opening.

Electronic controls – with speed control, creep sealing and battery backup – have been built into the unit, enabling it to operate both efficiently and quietly. The rooflight can be opened to sunlight and fresh air at the touch of a button.

At 6,700mm x 3,400mm, the system had to be installed skilfully. To ensure the architect’s ‘all-glass’ vision was maintained, Glazing Vision installed glass fins at the joins of each section. The rooflight has contributed to the achievement of the Glass House’s distinctive aesthetic.

Contact:

 

Glazing Vision Ltd,
Sawmills Road,
Diss,
IP22 4RG

01379 658 300

[email protected]

 

Visit the Glazing Vision website

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