Glazing Vision windows transform new-build

Flushglaze rooflights and Pitchglaze roof windows have helped create a contemporary property with a light, open-plan feel and spectacular views across the Derbyshire Dales

In association with
Sitting pretty: with views spanning across the valley to Riber Castle in the east and Darley Dale to the north, it was important to include plenty of glazing within the property.
Sitting pretty: with views spanning across the valley to Riber Castle in the east and Darley Dale to the north, it was important to include plenty of glazing within the property.

The designers of this new-build property near Matlock in the Derbyshire Dales installed three Glazing Vision rooflights to create an open-plan feel and lots of natural daylight.

Architects and town planners Planning & Design Practice were asked by their clients to create a bespoke dwelling with a contemporary feel. The project was limited by covenants imposed on the development site, which meant that no windows could be side-facing towards the south west. The use of fixed flat rooflights allowed natural daylight into the sides of the building without overlooking the neighbours and made possible a deeper floorplan with a bright and light-filled central core.

A Glazing Vision flat glass Flushglaze rooflight measuring 980x2680mm was specified over the entrance hall. This provided clean lines and minimised any visual impact when viewed from outside the front elevation.

  • A flat glass fixed rooflight in the hallway opens up to the blue zinc cladding on the first floor, which harmonises with the roofs of neighbouring properties.
    A flat glass fixed rooflight in the hallway opens up to the blue zinc cladding on the first floor, which harmonises with the roofs of neighbouring properties.
  • A frameless roof window floods the hall with light and provides open skyscape views.
    A frameless roof window floods the hall with light and provides open skyscape views.
  • Bright outlook: the view out towards Darley Dale from the light-filled living room.
    Bright outlook: the view out towards Darley Dale from the light-filled living room.
123

The frameless internal views create the perfect effect, allowing natural daylight to shine through into the entrance hall, opening up the whole home. However, as the development grew, the homeowners were keen to add fixed pitched roof windows on the two-storey part of the house.

Contractors JPD Properties worked with Glazing Vision to come up with a solution for the pitched glazing and now the clients love the space created and the light that enters their new home.

For more on this case study, visit glazingvision.co.uk/case-studies

For more information and technical support, visit glazingvision.co.uk

 

Contact:

+44 (0)1379 658300 

technicalsales@glazingvision.co.uk


 

Latest

Huge bridge projects from Bahrain to Washington are benefiting from the input of this small consultancy, our second Future Winner of 2020, based near Bridport on the Jurassic Coast

Boring, dirty projects? Bring them on

With CVs grounded in the London offices of Hopkins and Arup, this family team – the first of RIBAJ's 2020 Future Winners – has ambitions way beyond its Marlow base

Meet the first of this year's Future Winners, an ex-Hopkins pair with big league skills

As London’s ExCel Centre is hastily turned into a hospital for coronavirus patients, Hugh Pearman talks to Architects for Health chair Christopher Shaw about the priorities and practicalities of emergency conversions

The people supplying 20,000 more acute beds in three to six weeks

Logicor's Clear Heater System turns the traditional approach to domestic heating upside down to halve energy requirements

Halve energy need without elaborate installation

Too many ‘sustainable’ credits for buildings refer only to operation, but embodied energy accounts for much carbon output. There are digital tools to help green your design

How to count the carbon in your design