A walk on glass floor was also installed, taking place next to the glass box. Both structural glass installations help to maximise the natural light intake into the basement where it is hard for natural light to reach. The glass floor has been back painted to create a black border on the visible glass from outside the home.
This glass floor has a flush finish whereas using framing would have created a step. Framing would have increased the risk of injury if the family were to trip, it would have also reduced the natural light intake into a normally dark area.
An aluminium casement door was installed to provide safe and easy access to the glass extension and home entrance. The framing on both the aluminium casement door and glass extension have all been powder coated black to create a seamless contemporary addition to the home.