Edinburgh City House

Glass extension to Edinburgh period property

A light filled glass addition to the rear elevation of the 19th Century Edinburgh City House designed by Zone Architects with Main Contractor, Mackenzie Hughes sees Invisio structural glazing with minimal windows sliding glass doors in an open corner configuration. 


Contractor: Mackenzie Hughes 

Architect: Zone Architects

Edinburgh Property photography 


Edinburgh, Scotland

The homeowners sought to achieve additional useable space with simple connection to the garden.  Key to the brief was a living space, offering much natural light and comfort. 


IQ was commissioned to supply and install a bespoke glass extension to the rear elevation of Edinburgh City House with ultra slim sliding glass doors offering seamless transitions to the patio and garden.  The super slim sliding glass doors were installed in an open corner configuration to achieve the widest aperture possible. 

The kitchen dining space connects to the new living room via ‘up and over’ Invisio structural glass 1300mm wide and 3340mm high adjoining the modern zinc roof. 

Witton Fell stone forms part of the facade between the fixed 'up and over glass' and the fixed panel of the two pane ultra slim sliding glass doors.  The second set of sliders are installed in an open corner configuration to the rear of the Edinburgh glass extension meets the central chimney of the woodburner, also clad in Witton Fell. 

The new living space with structural glazing elements and slim sliding glass doors opening to the garden through 21mm sightlines of the frame profile allows for indoor outdoor living.

The interiors of this Edinburgh glazed extension oozes elegance with its plush accents of bespoke luxury furniture by Ampersand Interiors. 

The result of this Period property Edinburgh glass extension is a sophisticated modern addition which responds well with its vernacular, providing the family home with abundant natural light and accessible transitions to the garden via flush threshold tracking detail of the minimal windows slim sliding glass doors. 

Are you working on a project with a requirement for a glass extension with opening sliding glass windows and doors? 


Contact us with your project plans and start your glazed extension project today! hello@iqglassuk.com