How Glazing Vision Ridgeglaze rooflights have helped transform an award-winning ice-cream parlour and restaurant in Yorkshire
Specialist rooflight manufacturer Glazing Vision has designed and manufactured a bespoke Ridgeglaze rooflight for the Yummy Yorkshire ice-cream parlour and Hide & Hoof restaurant in Huddersfield.
The two-storey barn coversion and single storey extension was designed by Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA) for Yummy Yorkshire founder Jeremy Holmes who wanted to add a modern twist to a traditional farmhouse. A contemporary link between the existing and new structures was created by incorporating a large dual pitched Glazing Vision Ridgeglaze rooflight measuring 8m x 1.3m.
The minimalist framework is fixed to the walls of each building and features run off into box gutters at either end to deal with rainwater. The unit utilises high specification heat soak tested, toughened laminated glass, which allows the unit to be manufactured in two complete sections. 'We are really pleased with the connection between old and new,' says Holmes, 'and we love how the team has restored original features in the barn to breathe new life into the whole building.'
The project was shortlisted for the Project of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence awards. 'It’s a real honour to have been nominated,' says Matt Robinson, technical director at MWA, 'especially within the project of the year category, which is hugely competitive.'
The facilities at Yummy Yorkshire now include a ground floor dining space, ice-cream servery, washrooms and an elevated dining area.