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Glazing Vision shapes up with pyramid rooflight

An elongated geometric rooflight set in a sedum roof was instrumental in bringing daylight and visual interest to a Grade II listed home in Norfolk

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Glazing Vision's fixed lantern rooflight at Norton House, Norfolk: An elongated lantern can harmonise older elements with contemporary additions.
Glazing Vision's fixed lantern rooflight at Norton House, Norfolk: An elongated lantern can harmonise older elements with contemporary additions.

Atelier Associates had previously remodelled Norton House in Norfolk, but added further modifications to create a bright, airy and open-planned home that benefits from an abundance of natural daylight and a live sedum roof.

The lighting created for the property's open-plan kitchen-diner demonstrates how well planned daylighting can be used to break up a room and direct the eye to features such as bi-fold doors and fixed lantern rooflights. These innovations have created a dwelling that borrows light, air and space from the outside - providing a sense of continuity between the home and the greenery of its surroundings.

  • Connecting to nature: The installation of a live sedum roof can increase the lifespan of protective membranes by shielding them from ultraviolet rays, potentially weatherproofing a landscaped area for the design lifespan of the building.
    Connecting to nature: The installation of a live sedum roof can increase the lifespan of protective membranes by shielding them from ultraviolet rays, potentially weatherproofing a landscaped area for the design lifespan of the building.
  • Kitchen dining in Norfolk: The fixed lantern rooflight implies a division between the dining and kitchen areas.
    Kitchen dining in Norfolk: The fixed lantern rooflight implies a division between the dining and kitchen areas.
  • The residential building in Norfolk is listed to preserve its Gothic arched casements and all building work required meticulous planning.
    The residential building in Norfolk is listed to preserve its Gothic arched casements and all building work required meticulous planning.
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The thermally broken rooflight was placed within a live sedum roof with the added protection of an EPDM membrane. Living roofs are noted for their acoustic properties, protecting the interior from outside noise pollution. They can also reduce a building’s carbon footprint and energy costs, offering insulation in winter while lowering temperatures in summer. 

The 32.8mm double-glazed sections, which are composed of 6mm heat soak tested outer panes, 18mm argon cavities and 8.8mm low-emissivity inner panes, provide ample daylight while staying cleaner for longer thanks to their 45° pitch.

For the full Norton House case study, visit glazingvision.co.uk/case-studies 

 

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