Ion Glass has created a fully bespoke, double-glazed frameless glass link between the original oast house and a new single storey extension. The Oast house was traditionally used for drying hops before being converted to a home. A structural glass linkway connected an extension to the Oast house with the glass link to separating the centuries old building from the new building.
The Oast House enjoys beautiful views over mature gardens and open countryside and the owners wanted to create a space where they could entertain family and friends whilst enjoying the views. In accordance with conservation and heritage guidelines the new extension was separated from the original building with a structural glazed link that provides both a visual separation and allows for the disparity in building techniques between the oast house and the extension.
The frameless glass linkway is built from two glass wall panels of differing sizes to allow for sufficient fall to the glass roof panel. The whole installation is constructed from toughened clear float glass, double-glazed, with argon gas filled cavities for heat insulation. The roof is set onto to stainless steel angles fixed at height to the walls at both sides of the link; the vertical ends are set into bespoke stainless channels. Pressed zinc flashings fitted to the roof ensure the glass linkway is structurally integral to the building and fully watertight.