This striking house extension offers a different design to your typical glazed extension. By using the slim steel doors from MHB the architects were able to create a modern extension with minimal frame in a unique shape.
Steel doors were used across the whole rear elevation of the extension to create a slim steel design. The fixed steel glass façade merges seamlessly with the slim steel patio doors, creating a minimal steel-framed glass elevation to the extension.
On the external elevation, a shaped overhang provides shading to the large steel-framed glass façade. The decorative metal structure is clad in aluminium pressings which are powder coated to the same RAL reference as the steel patio doors.
The mixture of opening doors within the glazed extension offers a flexible living space internally. There are a pair of slim steel French doors at the centre of the façade, these open-back fully to create a wide-open aperture within the rear elevation.
To the side is a taller steel door which was designed to line up with the side party wall. This door is just as minimal as the rest of the steel framing but provides an easier to use access door for quick movement between the kitchen and garden.
Thanks to the slim steel façade of the extension the internal kitchen space is filled with natural light. The steel-framed glass façade goes from the floor to the ceiling of the extension. As steel is a strong framing material the façade could be designed to this increased height without additional steel supports needed.
The dark metal frames of the patio doors work well in contracts to the bright white interior.
Externally the floor tiles were also light in colour, providing a seamless merging from the internal to external space.
Merijn Geurts Photography | ITOOK