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Lincolns Inn

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Structural Glazing and Fire Rated Glass Throughout a Listed Home

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Lincolns Inn

Structural Glazing and Fire Rated Glass Throughout a Listed Home

A contemporary renovation, using structural glass floors and fire rated glass from IQ, transformed these commercial offices in central London into a modern family home.

The Listed Grade II building is spread out over 5 floors and was completely renovated with a new contemporary design. A new “heart” to the home has been achieved by creating a glazed enclosure in a light well made from frameless fire rated glass, allowing a spacious kitchen, dining and living area on one floor.

The London property, like most central city homes, does not have a garden therefore a new rooftop terrace has been created with walk-on glass floors maximising the natural light into the property below. The new roof terrace has been nestled between the original rear roof pitches so that it provides a private oasis of calm in the middle of the bustling city.

A Structural glass floor is the perfect solution when light is desired to pass through the property to below living spaces. Frameless structural glass was used to create the glass floors on this home, with some of the inner structural glass floor lights also incorporating fire rated glass to protect exit ways through the home. The walk on glass surfaces are manufactured using the highest specifications of glazing to ensure a light and durable glass surface.

A sandblasted effect has been applied to the glass floors for added privacy between the different levels in addition to providing an anti-slip finish. The sandblasted glass has a slip resistance from the slightly rougher surface finish for walk on glass units creating a safer walk on glass surface.