The new linear extension by IQ Glass was linked to the original listed cottage with a frameless glass box link, virtually transparent from afar with all fixings chasing into the light Cotswold brick. IQ installed a long glass strip rooflight along the length of the extension to allow natural light to pass through into the long corridor.
Large sliding glass doors with a slim frame of 21mm and structural glass were combined along the south elevation beneath a large cantilevered roof. Low iron glass was used to create these structural glass walls to produce a clear and frameless glass installation.
IQ’s minimal windows sliding glass doors were installed at strategic points throughout the property to ensure energy efficiency in the extension designed to heat the internal spaces using solar gain to reduce energy consumption.
The slim framing combined with large glazed panels enhances the light ingress into the internal living spaces where natural light can reflect off of the white interior to create a bright space. The fully glazed slim framed wall provides a contemporary addition to the traditional brick cottage and extension.
Installing these sliding glass doors with a flush floor finish creates the ideal indoor-outdoor living experience for the homeowners as they are provided with step free access to their patio area. These minimal windows sliding glass doors can be pushed back to create a completely open wall, providing maximum access space and incredible views of the surrounding areas.
Awards: RIBA National Award 2012, Shortlisted for Manser Medal 2012