Glazing Vision’s rooflights were chosen to create more living space in an apartment in the conservation area of Barnsbury Square, North London.
The clients were seeking to add a master bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and to create an outdoor space where they could enjoy the rooftop views.
The conversion had a number of challenges, primarily the need to be sensitive to the character of this conservation area and the requirement to respect the stringent planning restrictions governing the roofline. In addition, the attic itself had an exceptionally low ceiling height as well as a sloping aspect.
The new design optimized the limited space to accommodate a generous ensuite bathroom and an attractive master bedroom. The walk-in shower and sanitary ware were installed below the sloping roof, which incorporated two in-plane rooflights.
Mindful of the need to maintain the roofline, free of any bulky external casing, two large skylights were installed into the roof. Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze flat rooflights, one single unit and one modular unit in two sections were specified for these skylights and were both precision engineered to fit. Their minimalist external finish ensured that the external aspect of the roof remained unchanged and thus adhered to the local planning restrictions. The lack of any external cladding meant that dirt would also not be trapped above the rooflights, which was seen as an important additional benefit.
Critically Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze fixed rooflights, ensured that far from negatively impacting on the low ceiling, the room height was actually maximized and the natural light falling into the master bedroom and stairwell thereby optimized.
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