Located within the Hammersmith & Fulham area of West London, this four-storey property has benefited from the installation of Glazing Vision’s Skydoor rooflight. Providing stunning views over the city and an abundance of natural daylight to flow throughout the property.
Cox Architects considered a few options for the best way to access the terrace, firstly looking into a sliding box rooflight but given the costs was ruled out. Secondly, a flat sliding over fixed rooflight was considered, however due to its qualities as a ventilation rooflight, rather than an access product, it did not allow the necessary headroom from the stairs below.
Finally after detailed discussions with Glazing Vision, the Skydoor hinged access rooflight was suggested as it was able to provide the correct size opening, good thermal performance and easy operation required, giving physical access to the roof terrace above whilst flooding the lower levels of the flat with daylight.
Not only was the Skydoor rooflight able to offer a contemporary design, which complimented the urban aesthetic of the building’s remodelling, but also a number of outstanding technical benefits.
A low-profile, thermally broken hinged unit has allowed the residents to comfortably access their otherwise unused flat rooftop, with the added advantage of the glazed lid section providing a safety barrier when completely open. The unit can be manufactured with large, high-quality, low emissivity double or triple glazed sections to enhance the light and provide superb thermal performance.
The Glazing Vision Skydoor rooflight also offered critical safety features for the developer. Fitted with soft-close mechanisms that are pressure sensitive and has proximity sensors, which when triggered by obstructions, temporarily stop the unit from opening/closing.
By unlocking the additional space on to this well sought after property in West London, the developer has successfully added an “extra room” where the residents can enjoy outside living all year round, and entertain their friends – all at the touch of a button.
Working with the team at Glazing Vision, forward planning around the logistics of getting the rooflight into position on the roof, meant that there were no delays and the project was able to move smoothly.
“The Skydoor is an excellent product which fit perfectly into the design concept.” Steve Cox, Cox Architects.