Homestead Farm’s wrap-around rear glass extension adds a contemporary twist on traditional Grade II listed dwelling.
The owners of this traditional Grade II listed dwelling wanted to add a wrap-around rear glass extension to accommodate an informal dining and living space embracing its extensive rural landscape throughout the seasons.
Listed barn buildings are inherently challenging projects with fewer openings and a myriad of layouts which don’t always match the requirements of today’s modern living. This project design was no mean feat for the architects. Some important considerations needed to be factored in ahead of the architectural glazing specification such as the environment, materials and overall performance.
Since the barn was exposed to the elements, wind loading calculations were required to be carried out for the oversized glazing to comply with building regs. The uneven sloping ground would also prove a challenging installation for oversized minimal framed sliding glass doors and open corner.