Key to the daylight optimisation strategy on this contemporary East Midlands house extension are Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze Eaves Rooflight and Flushglaze Flat Rooflight. The owners wanted a sun-lit environment that provided a connection to the night sky, without compromising security and privacy. The outcome is a beautifully constructed, sustainable family home featuring a blend of architectural styles.
The Flushglaze Eaves Rooflight comprises two or more glazed sections joined together with structural silicone
Nottinghamshire-based practice AM2 Architects rose to the challenge of the unusual brief: ‘West Bridgeford at the front and Miami at the back’. Maintaining a clear visual connection between the front and rear spaces internally, as well as panoramic views of the yard, were critical factors in creating a sense of openness.
The addition of Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze Eaves Rooflight provides both clerestory and top lighting via two or more glazed sections joined with structural silicone and installed within the roof eaves. Such a dramatic increase in sunlight called for a number of protective measures. This specified 32.8mm silicone-sealed double-glazed unit comprises a heat-soak treated toughened outer pane, a 14mm argon-filled cavity, and then a laminated inner pane, which reduces emissivity, UV transmittance and noise pollution.
The double-glazed unit employs a heat-soak treated toughened outer pane, and a laminated inner pane
The frameless aesthetic of the Flushglaze Eaves Rooflight gives architects the freedom to explore ideas without compromising stylistic consistency. It unifies the rear facade by acting as a visual link between the two halves of the building. Inside, the unit gives an unhindered view of the surrounding landscape and a much-needed connection to the sky.
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