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Design in light by specifying a roof window

A vaulted ceiling skylight and a reconfigured layout open up the views and unite kitchen/diner with garden in this impressive Cambridgeshire renovation

In association with
Cocoon Architects' refurbishment in Ely, Cambridgeshire features a Glazing Vision Pitchglaze fixed roof window.
Cocoon Architects' refurbishment in Ely, Cambridgeshire features a Glazing Vision Pitchglaze fixed roof window. Credit: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography

Glazing Vision and Cocoon Architects have been working together to bring a unique level of daylight to a property in the Ely conservation area of Cambridgeshire.

The house was constructed in the mid-Victorian era and had a layout that was no longer working for the owners and needed modernising. A bathroom separated the kitchen and dining area from the garden, leaving both spaces feeling cramped and dark.

Cocoon Architects suggested moving the bathroom to the centre of the building in order to create an airy and light-filled kitchen. 

The kitchen renovation opens up the space and creates a relaxed atmosphere. The mono pitched extension has a vaulted, beamed ceiling, rustic tiled floor and a low profile so as not to impinge the neighbours.

Sliding glazed kitchen doors provide natural daylight, ventilation and access to the garden. Colour-changing LED lighting and a separate jacuzzi bath add a spa feel. 

  • Minimum framework, maximum daylight, sky-only views: the Pitchglaze window underneath the rafters of the kitchen/diner roof.
    Minimum framework, maximum daylight, sky-only views: the Pitchglaze window underneath the rafters of the kitchen/diner roof. Credit: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography
  • Glazing Vision's Pitchglaze fixed roof window is designed to be installed in pitched tiled roof applications flush (in plane) with the tiling line.
    Glazing Vision's Pitchglaze fixed roof window is designed to be installed in pitched tiled roof applications flush (in plane) with the tiling line. Credit: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography
  • The master bedroom overlooks the mono pitched roof of the extension below.
    The master bedroom overlooks the mono pitched roof of the extension below.
  • A glazed sliding door and fixed light filter in light, streamlining indoor and outdoor spaces.
    A glazed sliding door and fixed light filter in light, streamlining indoor and outdoor spaces. Credit: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography
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Despite the additional daylight provided by the new layout, the homeowner wanted more. The architects chose a three-metre squared Glazing Vision Pitchglaze roof window for the pitched slate roof. It sits underneath the rafters - and in line with the slate - eliminating the need for an external upstand.

The double-glazed roof window has a laminated inner pane and provides excellent thermal performance and a sky view that takes in the garden's mature trees. As the master bedroom on the first floor looks down onto the pitched roof, a smooth external look was important.

'The detail at the perimeter allowed us to install the roof window with a "frameless" view internally,' explains Cocoon Architects director Matt Plummer. 'Externally it looks fantastic against the slate roof.

'The product performs brilliantly too and the technical team were excellent during our selection process. The whole supply process went as planned with no issues.'

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