This Grade II listed home in St Johns Wood underwent a complete refurbishment which included the addition of 8500 sq ft of living space in the basement. The extensive basement renovation spanned the full length of the back garden and included a swimming pool, luxury gym space and a home media room.
This private residence in Maida Vale brought their love for a healthy lifestyle and exercise home by building an underground gym and swimming pool. IQ Glass designed and installed a series of walk-on rooflights embedded in the garden, incorporating specialist heated glass, stopping condensation from forming over the pool, allowing clear and flawless views above.
For the ground floor of the home, IQ engineered a large fixed rooflight that is fully supported with glass beams drawing natural light into the rear of the home.
Basement spaces can often end up being dark and dull, and so with any basement renovation introducing as much natural light as possible is paramount. IQ were specified to bring as much natural light into the basement space as possible by utilising slim framed and frameless glazing systems.
Through the careful placement of multiple structural glass rooflights and walk on structural glass floor lights, this was easily achieved. These were placed throughout the rear garden around the edges of the lawn and sunk into the grass for a seamless finish. The structural glass floors that were placed over the swimming pool area also included a layer of heated glass within the glass makeup.
Heated glass is an electrically powered technical glazing solution that can be used for condensation relief or even as the sole heat source for a space. By ensuring that the inner pane of the installation was kept warm, preventing condensation build-up that tends to occur in humid areas such as indoor swimming pools.
A larger structural glass rooflight complete with low iron glass beams was used to provide natural light to a rear garden room. This space was created to allow another access point from the basement to the garden and can be used as a summer room. Solar control coatings were used on this glass roof to ensure the internal space didn’t suffer from overheating due to solar radiation.
This refurbishment was completed as a development project by an investor. Once completed the property was sold as a single private residence to a private client who has requested that no internal images of the living space be shown.
For more information on walk-on rooflight, heated glass or glazing for listed building projects, contact the team at IQ today.