Helping to create a low energy passive house inspired family home were three Glazing Vision fixed rooflights. Providing a modern and frameless appearance, whilst maintaining the required thermal properties, and building a new sustainable property surrounded by natural beauty.
Having approached Arco2 Architecture, the brief was simple – to replace the existing sub-standard dwelling with a new sustainable family home for the owners and their 2 children. It soon became more challenging as their requirements stretched to having a sustainable and self-sufficient building, with lots of natural light and private views of the secluded valley location.
Alongside this, it was requested for a contemporary design which respected the vernacular materials and heritage whilst enabling inside/outside spaces to bring the outside in – incorporating Californian, Balinese and Cornish Architectural styles.
To capture the true beauty of the landscape and the bring that natural feel into the home, Arco2 Architecture specified three Glazing Vision fixed rooflights. Opting for a triple glazed glass specification to match the low energy passive house requirements and revelling in the modern detailing and frameless interior to maximise the natural daylight that flows throughout this property, breathing fresh air throughout.
All three rooflights were precision-engineered at Glazing Vision’s Norfolk factory to the exact dimensions specified by the architect. Two of the rooflights, measuring 1965mm x 1340mm, were located in the hallway to flood the centre of the home with daylight. Its minimal internal framework adds to the sense of loft and airiness whilst beautifully complementing the modern interior styling.
For the architect, these Flushglaze fixed 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.
Ian Armstrong, Director of Arco2 Architecture, mentioned that despite a few challenges craning the heavy rooflights into position, it was all worth it. “We are really pleased with the final result and it adds a real emphasis towards the contemporary design they were trying to create throughout.”