Princelet Street

Shoreditch Home Benefits from Contemporary Rear Glass Extension

This terraced home in the heart of Shoreditch, London, wanted to expand its useable space whilst retaining the original character and charm of the quirky property. For this reason, they opted for a pitched roof design, utilising structural glazing to achieve the most minimal design without compromising on modern performance values.



Mackenzie Wheeler Architects


Shoreditch, London

Steel supports were incorporated within the design, to achieve a modern industrial style for the glass roof. We designed the steelwork inhouse to ensure the steel and structural glass worked in unison, creating the perfect structure finished in matt colour RAL 7002. 

The steel and glass of the pitched roof are fixed directly to the brick walls that form the shape of the extension. Previously used to separate the garden from its neighbouring properties, the brick walls on either side of the roof were preserved to create exposed brick walls inside the extension.


At the end of the extension, a double set of slim framed aluminium pivot doors allow for seamless travel between inside and outside areas. When closed, the high-performance pivot doors give the look of a double set of casement doors, only revealing their bespoke nature when opened.

Above the contemporary pivot door installation, shaped structural glazing has been used to create a gable end structure that follows the shape of the pitched roof. This bespoke shaped glass allows the maximum amount of natural light to flow through the space, continuing to provide garden views from all angles.



The extension greatly expands the homeowner’s useable space, utilising the space so commonly found in this London style of home. The homeowners now benefit from a new kitchen dining area that is perfect for entertaining. In the warmer months, the minimally framed glass pivot doors can be opened up to create one large indoor-outdoor space.

For more information, contact the IQ team today.