IQ Glass assisted in the creation of this garden entertainment space. The brief was to transform the previously enclosed area to a bright sheltered garden space, flooded with natural light. The glazing was all single glazed, with an attitude towards providing a sheltered outdoor space rather than an insulated room.
White Stubbs Farm formerly compromised a farmhouse with a range of barns in equestrian and commercial use within the Greenbelt.
LW Developments obtained planning permission for the demolition of the farmhouse and the erection of a grandiose Georgian style mansion in its place. The mansion size was over 12,000 sq ft, set within 28 acres of manicured lawns and formal grounds.
The original outhouse structure was a series of walls dividing the garden, the transformation included the construction of a roof to cover the entire area as well as infilling the space between the original posts with sliding, folding doors.
Part of the brief requested a suitable area for entertainment, with a bar area from the original structure remaining. When the doors are open the bar features in one corner of the space, looking out towards the grounds.
Combining large elevations of glass with the existing brickwork made the palette modern yet contemporary and was perfectly in keeping with the overall style of the property. The brickwork on one side of the extension remains exposed when the doors are folded back, granting a nod to the original structure.
Within the brickwork wall IQ designed and installed bespoke glass arched doors. The frameless glass panes were cut to perfectly fit within the stone arches and used patch fittings for a minimalistic aesthetic.
IQ used frameless sliding, bifolding doors to achieve minimal sightlines and make the most of the lavish garden views. In the summer months the doors are folded away for maximum effect, opening up an entire wall to seamlessly combine indoor with outdoor living.
Single glazing was used for the door panes, this meant there was no vertical framing required to weather seal each panel together.