Frameless rooflights help accentuate this new builds open plan style

Frameless rooflights help accentuate this new builds open plan style

A Derbyshire new build has had three new Glazing Vision rooflights installed to give this contemporary style property, an open plan feel.

Planning & Design Practice Ltd were tasked with creating a bespoke new build dwelling which achieved a private open plan living and a contemporary feel. They were able to create an individual design that took precedent from the street’s alternating profiles of gables.

The project was limited by covenants imposed on the development site which meant that no windows could be side facing towards the south west. This meant that the use of fixed flat roof lights was necessary and would allow for natural daylight into the sides of the building without overlooking neighbours and allow for a deeper floor plan with a bright and light filled central core.

Initially, a generously sized Glazing Vision flat glass Flushglaze roof light, measuring 980mm x 2680mm, was specified to be installed over the entrance hall. This provided the clean lines and prevented any impact on the aesthetic when viewed from outside the front elevation. The frameless interval views create the perfect effect, allowing a multitude of natural daylight to shine through into the entrance hall and emphasize the impact within the home.

However, as the development grew, the ability to add fixed pitched roof windows gained considerate appeal from the homeowners. The Contractors, JPD properties, worked with Glazing Vision to come up with a solution for the pitched glazing which was proposed on the two-storey element of the house. The two large CE marked roof windows, measuring 1900mm x 2080mm, fitted flush within the roof line, and flooded the building with day light.

The Pitchglaze roof window adopts pioneering ‘frameless’ design ethos, so that when installed, building occupants can enjoy sky only views, something not usually found with traditional roof window products.

Lindsay Cruddas, Architect at Planning & Design Practice Ltd added “The finished result looks great. The clients love the space created and the light which enters their home.”

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