The London double height glazed extension included a vertical sliding sash window, chosen to maximise the aperture to provide easy access to the patio. Since the width of the aperture end-to end is 2,234mm, sliding doors or bifolding doors would have impeded access significantly reducing the opening to the outside. Maximising the space with minimal vertical guillotine window, our minimal framed system houses a pulley-weight system concealed within one side of the the frame unterweighting the vertically sliding panes, resulting in a smooth and effortless manual sliding open sash window.
The period terrace property in its original state offered limited possibilities of expansion. The London double height glazed extension achieved a greater sense of light and space with over 5 metres of structural glazing spanning the ground and first floor creating a light filled mezzanine to the reconfigured living spaces on the first floor.
The ‘up and over’ structural glass roof makes the kitchen dining space feel airy and light. Glass balustrade are installed to the first floor to preserve views out fulfilling today’s architectural demand for maximum light.
All oversized glass elevations had to be lifted in via a crane since there was no access to the rear elevation of this London terrace property.