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Fixed frameless rooflights for family kitchen renovation

Fixed frameless rooflights for family kitchen renovation

Flushglaze modular fixed rooflights were incorporated into the design plan on a renovated Victorian terraced home on Burma Road in Stoke Newington.

The brief was to make a bright, comfortable family space featuring a dining area and kitchen. Maximising the connection to the rest of the house and maintaining light into the rear reception room was important, at the same time as creating a much better connection to the rear garden.

A pair of French doors were remodelled to create the access between the rear reception room and the new family space. The height of the overall opening – which was divided to create a small, high level window above the doorway between the house and the rear extension – provided the major constraint on the design of the 3°-pitch lean-to glazed roof.

For the section of glazing nearest to the house, a “pop-up” glazed lantern was required to comfortably enclose the new upper opening in the wall, without compromising natural light into the rear reception room. A Glazing Vision fixed Eaves Flushglaze rooflight was specified, supplied in two sections of 1185 x 800mm, and 185mm in height. This unit featured a glass to glass detail at the join to maintain the appearance of no visible framework from inside the property.

A standard, BBA-certified Flushglaze modular fixed rooflight was chosen for the remainder of the glazed roof, its 4.5m width created in three sections with aluminium back-to-back angles at the joins to structurally support the glass.

In terms of thermal performance, high performance double glazed units of 28mm were perfectly suited to the project, comprising 2no. 6mm panes separated by a 16mm argon-filled cavity, with warm edge spacers to reduce thermal bridging.

The inner panes featured a specialist soft coat low emissivity (low-e) coatings to control solar gain into the property during summer and reduce the transmission of radiant heat back out during the winter months. All panes were toughened glass, up to five times stronger than ordinary float glass and more resistant to blunt impact; in line with Glazing Vision’s policy of providing it as standard, they were also heat soak tested to virtually eliminate the possibility of spontaneous fracture.

Burma Road sits in a conservation area, so of perhaps greater importance was the need for the rooflights to be of sympathetic appearance while also fitting with the contemporary style of the project.

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