May 7, 2024

Side infill Extension to Northumberland Period Property

Written by Michelle Martin

Side fill extension with IQ structural glass

Structural glazing and slim framed sliding glass doors transform Edwardian home 

An expansive glazing package was specified to transform a tired and dated period property in Northumberland, to a bright and modern family home. 

Period town house properties are typically long and narrow with Victorian galley kitchens that offer no space for friends and family to socialise. Modern day living sees kitchen/ dining spaces as the hub of the home with lots of natural light, thanks to thermally efficient glazing. 


A new sidefill glass roof extension would replace the old 'lean-to'

Bespoke glazing installation

The old plastic frame lean to was knocked down and replace with an extended and thermally efficient side infill extension with ultra slim frame sliding glass doors to the rear elevation boasting 21mm sightlines of visible frame profile. Three panes reach just under five metres with one fixed pane and two sliding opening out to the garden. 

Structural glass roof to period property

Homeowner's social media post on the period property renovation

The Northumberland Edwardian home is located next to the coastal setting of Whitley, and so all of the glazing including the structural frameless glass roof that spans just under 5 metres long and 3 metres wide were specified to marine grade.

The glazing elements to the rear and side infill extension were key to the brief, creating a kitchen with versatile space for all the family to enjoy serving as the hub of the home.  

Glazing installation to Period Property in Whitley Bay

The renovation to this Northumberland period property is nearing completion.

The owner commented “The windows and doors are looking absolutely superb! The installers did a really great job.  It was fascinating to watch, and I got some great footage of them going in!” 

Case study to follow.


Further reading:

A Cost Guide to Sidefill Extensions

Side Return Extension Projects