As part of the revamp of a young couple’s Victorian property, a Flushglaze frameless rooflight from Glazing Vision was incorporated to flood light into their windowless kitchen area.
Situated close to the City of London, Dickson Architects was appointed to revamp the property, creating an open plan living/dining/kitchen on the ground floor, and remodelling the first floor to provide a generous master suite and library.
Increasing the natural daylight levels was core to the clients brief, especially as the existing ground floor lacked the required daylight. With the ground floor plan being quite deep, the only way to get a decent level of natural daylight into the open plan kitchen/living space was to install a large roof light over the dining space.
Therefore, Dickson Architects chose the Glazing Vision fixed Flushglaze frameless rooflight to unlock the natural light in the windowless kitchen area, whilst maintaining privacy.
The addition of this 3550 x 1293mm frameless rooflight helped to achieve the minimalist, contemporary look. The 32 mm double glazed unit, comprised of an 8mm clear heat soak tested toughened outer pane, 18mm argon filled warm edge spacer cavity and 6mm heat soak tested toughened Low E inner pane. Plus, thisargon-sealedd layer improves the thermal and acoustic performance, both of which are important given the clients location.
As each junction varied, the rooflight was supplied with kerbs of different widths to accommodate the various abutment details on site – one side abutted to a brick wall; one abutted the top of a boundary wall; the others a newly formed roof kerb. Having used Glazing Vision previously, Paul Dickson, director of Dickson Architects, was aware of the technical knowledge she could utilise within Glazing Vision to ensure a smooth operation and produce the result that the client was after.
Paul Dickson, Director of Dickson Architects, comments: “Our experience with Glazing Vision was once again very positive, and the person we dealt with during construction was very proactive and addressed any issues we had as and when they arose. We would highly recommend Glazing Vision for any scheme, especially in dealing with non-standard junction details which they dealt with as we needed them to, promptly and effectively, while considering the final aesthetic we wanted to achieve”.
Dickson Architects design injected much needed natural daylight into the clients’ new home and has created not only a spacious kitchen dining area, but also one flooded with natural daylight.
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