Frameless rooflight creates enviable kitchen in London property

Frameless rooflight creates enviable kitchen in London property

The installation of a Flushglaze frameless rooflight from Glazing Vision was crucial to unlocking the natural light in this windowless kitchen area, whilst maintaining the privacy required from the client.

Dickson Architects were appointed to revamp this Victorian property in the Arlington Square conservation area in Islington, North London.

Given the property’s closeness to London, it was essential to ensure the design didn’t encroach on the privacy of the resident. With the ground floor plan being quite deep, the only way to get a decent level of natural daylight into the open plan kitchen/living space was to install a large roof light over the dining space. Helping to not only increase the levels of daylight entering the building but also, protecting the privacy of the client.

The addition of this 3550 x 1293mm frameless rooflight, helped to achieve the minimalist, contemporary look. The 32 mm double glazed unit, comprised of an 8mm clear heat soak tested toughened outer pane, 18mm argon filled warm edge spacer cavity and 6mm heat soak tested toughened Low E inner pane. This argon sealed layer improves the thermal and acoustic performance, both of which are important given the clients location.

Key to providing a much-needed visual connection to the sky, the frameless rooflight achieved a clear view with no visible frames and fitted in with the design ethos for the extension.

“Our experience with Glazing Vision was once again very positive, and the person we dealt with during construction was very proactive and addressed any issues we had as and when they arose. We would highly recommend Glazing Vision for any scheme, especially in dealing with non-standard junction details which they dealt with as we needed them to, promptly and effectively, while considering the final aesthetic we wanted to achieve.” - Paul Dickson, Director of Dickson Architects.

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