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Rooflight remains a stunning feature 10 years on

Rooflight remains a stunning feature 10 years on

Originally installed in 2004, Glazing Vision recommended a bespoke design allowing a 100% clear opening by retracting two glass sections independently in a sliding stacking arrangement for the penthouse suite in Knightsbridge.

Whilst one floor of the penthouse is designed for suitable family living with a kitchen, breakfast and lounge room, the top floor consists of an open-plan space for entertainment and fine dining.

Part of the design brief was to provide an open air dining space from within the confines of the building, with the option to close this off and make the room beneath completely weather tight. Maintaining high levels of natural daylight was also an important factor.

As the layout of the flat roof above also featured a substantial length of fixed glazing to be installed very close to the proposed location of the rooflight, options were limited in terms of available space in which to safely install the product.

Glazing Vision recommended a bespoke design; this allowed a 100% clear opening by retracting two glass sections independently in a sliding stacking arrangement. This configuration maintains a minimal footprint on the roof, as the glass only takes up half of the adjacent roof space to the actual opening when fully retracted.

Originally installed in 2004, the dimensions of the rooflight measure 3544mm x 2960mm; with over 10m2 of glazing in place, the positive impact this rooflight has on the building becomes apparent as soon as you see it.

Over 10 years later, open or closed, this bespoke rooflight continues to provide a stunning focal point to complement the lavish project.

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Technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. Glazing Vision are a UK manufacturer and invest heavily in new technologies, equipment and expertise,...
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