Glazing Vision’s fixed walk on rooflights were recently installed to increase functionality and maximise daylight at a Victorian terrace home.
Mulroy Architects were recently chosen to renovate a family home in Crouch End. The extension and full house renovation did away with the existing rear outrigger and dormer roof conversion that were well below current standards. The ground floor was then opened up to create an open plan arrangement, and walk-on fixed rooflights were installed to increase natural daylight.
Granted under permitted development rights, the modern addition is walled with large areas of glazing allowing for an abundance of natural daylight, achieved with a combination of feature glazed doors and a large rooflight situated above the central kitchen island.
Mulroy wanted to utilise the roof space above the kitchen as a terrace, but still include a rooflight as part of the scheme. A Glazing Vision walk on specification rooflight was detailed, meaning that the glazing forms part of the roof structure, and can be safely traversed by those using the terrace.
The 1140 x 3015 mm fixed walk-on rooflight was able to provide more than just the natural daylight that had been required, offering attractive views to the sky from within the plan due to the frameless design of the rooflight and maximising the usable space on the first-floor balcony for the clients.
Engineered by Glazing Vision with a 25.5mm clear laminate outer pane, 14mm Argon filled warm edge spacer cavity, and 6mm heat soak tested toughened inner pane, the walk on rooflight is designed to meet the future projected foot traffic upon them with uniform loadings of 1.5kN/m² and concentrated loadings of 2.0kN in accordance with BS EN 1991-1-1-1:2002.
Andrew Mulroy from Mulroy Architects explains: “the client was very pleased with the rooflight and it delivered everything that was set out in the brief”.
Glazing Vision Ltd,
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