Flushglaze fixed rooflights were fitted to this fine Victorian terraced house located in a fashionable North London Borough of Haringey to bring light to the new, contemporary extension.
The extension, which opens out through glazed doors onto an attractive decked terrace and garden, accommodates a state-of-the-art kitchen as well as an eclectically styled diner/family room. The installation of a Flushglaze fixed rooflight from Glazing Vision was key to unlocking the natural light in the windowless kitchen area.
The fixed Flushglaze rooflights offered a number of benefits. Firstly, it met a very specific requirement – it could be fitted to abut all 3 walls that framed the roof of the extension. Its clean, minimalist exterior would raise no concerns from the neighbours, nor ruin the views from the garden towards the house. The lack of any unnecessary bulky capping would mean that the Flushglaze fixed rooflight would not trap dirt or debris, an important consideration given the recessed position of the rooflight and the limited access to it.
Secondly, there was need for a bespoke size of rooflight to maximize the amount of daylight entering the extension. The bespoke Flushglaze rooflight was made in 3 sections, providing a span of 1600mm and a width of 4300mm, with a silicone seal at the join.
Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze fixed rooflight also provided excellent thermal performance, with its combination of low emissivity glass, argon-filled cavities and warm edge spacer bars. The risk of condensation forming on the internal frame, which is caused by “cold bridging”, is also kept to an absolute minimum. The framework is sealed by a gasket, which means there is no need for a thermal break, thus keeping the profile as reduced as possible.
The minimalist internal framework would enhance the feeling of loft and airiness, whilst its slate grey finish would subtly coordinate with the anthracite kitchen cabinetry below. The rooflight is split into 3 sections and the architect was able to position decorative lights directly beneath the joints in the glass. These lights illuminate the kitchen when the family is cooking in the evening hours, and also help to create a warm ambience in the rest of the extension.
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