An elongated pyramid rooflight by Glazing Vision provided daylight and enhanced visual interest in this Grade II listed Norfolk dwelling.
Atelier Associates, collaboration with RGR Developments, were tasked with transforming the ground floor, which included a dated 1950’s style kitchen extension, into an open kitchen and dining area as well as a bedroom with ensuite.
Norton House’s connection to nature is strengthened by the installation of a live sedum roof. Living roofs are also noted for their acoustic properties, protecting the interior from outside noise pollution. It can also be seen as an eco-roof in that it reduces a building’s carbon footprint and energy costs, offering fantastic insulation in the winter months whilst lowering temperatures in the summer.
Incorporating a rooflight within a green roof is relatively clear-cut. Moisture retention is combated by including an EPDM membrane in the installation process, thus preventing water ingress.
The elongated pyramid rooflight comprises of four double-glazed facets at a 45° angle, with minimal silicone seals providing excellent light transmission. The 32.8mm glazed sections, which are composed of 6mm heatsoak tested outer panes, 18mm argon cavities and 8.8mm annealed low-emissivity inner panes are placed within a thermally broken framework.
Glazing Vision Secure and Secure+ rooflights are Building Regulations Approved Document Q compliant, tested to LPS2081 Issue 1: 2015, certificated by the Loss Prevention Certification Board and approved Secured by Design.
An Enduroshield coating is an optional glass treatment available for all Glazing Vision rooflights and roof windows. This adds a hydrophobic layer to the glazed section of the rooflight, reducing rooflight maintenance by as much as 90%, making it an invaluable addition to all types of rooflight. These factors combine to increase the durability and service life of the product, in keeping with its green roof setting.
Stephen Sharp of Atelier Associates commented that “The lantern looks great and works exactly as we anticipated.”