Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights played a leading role in providing the required daylight both to illuminate as well as to heat this eco-friendly home in Chiswick, West London.
Richard Dudzicki Architects (RDA), an internationally experienced practice and one of the few PassivHaus specialists in the UK, delivered this innovative and ecologically sensitive house.
Getting enough light into the rooms of the property was a major priority for both client and architect; the installation of Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights contributed significantly to enhancing the light quality and quantity in this property. All 3 rooflights were precision-engineered to the exact dimensions specified by the architect. The largest of the rooflights, over 4m in length, is installed above the entrance and floods the hallway and adjoining living area with daylight. Its minimal internal framework adds to the sense of loft and airiness whilst beautifully complementing the modern glass balustrade of the staircase.
On the top floor there are the 2 additional Glazing Vision Flushglaze rooflights: one is located above the central stairwell, where the shafts of daylight bounce delightfully off the shutter-like concrete walls. The other is above the 3rd bedroom, where the smaller windows, deemed necessary in order to minimise the impact on neighbouring properties, would have otherwise compromised the light quality.
For the architect these Flushglaze rooflights , pointed directly at the light source, also provided excellent access to solar heat gains, whilst the triple glazed panes provided enhanced thermal performance. These were both invaluable benefits and critical to the property’s PassivHaus design.
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