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When the homeowners wanted to add a contemporary extension to their traditional red brick home, it was imperative to expand the useable space whilst creating a distinct difference between the old and new elements.

A highly glazed design was chosen including a shaped structural glass wall, to contrast the surrounding materials which included zinc cladding, grey brickwork and external timber. The grey zinc creates a clear distinction between the extension building and the original home, adding a modern touch to the otherwise traditional architecture.

highly glazed interior design with gable end window, slim sliding door and frameless rooflight
aluminium slim sliding door in a zinc clad extensionthermally broken gable end structural glazing with glass fin

To enhance the contemporary exterior cladding even further, our thermally broken, frameless glass system was specified in an oversized configuration. The frameless structural glazing was cut to a completely bespoke shape and split into two panels to fill a gable end structure on one elevation of the extension.

The team of installers went to site and fitted the Invisio channel first, before taking glass measurements to ensure the structural glass was the perfect fit for the unusual shape. The structural glass was then installed on a separate visit, where IQ overcame challenges, which included getting our glass lifting equipment through a set of automated gates.

Inside the contemporary extension, a frameless glass fin was used to support the large glass structure without disrupting the fully glazed, transparent design. Frameless picture windows were used alongside the oversized gable end glass to frame the Malvern Hills, which can be seen from the new open plan kitchen and dining room. The key advantage to using structural glazing is the flexibility in design, allowing us to create completely bespoke shaped windows to perfectly fit the spaces.

frameless picture window with bespoke shaped glassframeless structural glass in gable end shape with glass fin

A large frameless rooflight was used above the dining room table, flooding the space with light throughout the day from all angles. On the side of the extension, slim framed sliding door systems were specified in a 2 pane configuration.

The oversized sliding panes have exceptionally slim sightlines from just 21mm, granting uninterrupted views of the surrounding environment from within the home. The premium sliding door systems are engineered with a completely flush threshold for seamless travel between indoors and outdoors, perfect for an indoor-outdoor style of living.

Aluminium framed casement windows were used throughout the living area, in keeping with the minimal interior and exterior design. The placement of the windows and doors creates through views, straight through the extension, to ensure the surrounding rural views can be enjoyed from every angle.

highly glazed rear extension with glass wall contrasting red brick home