The glazing installation team overcame several logistical challenges working on this sloping site with restricted access. The entire marine-grade glazing installation had to be carried out in phases. The large elevations of glass would be pit-stopped into a layby, and then moved by a 26 tonne Hiab before being off loaded by a telehandler and manually installed into position.
This proximity of the dwelling to the sea meant that all elevations of the cliffside home would be tested to wind loadings of f 2.1 to 2.9 kN/m2 as a minimum, with some doors requiring 3.4 kN/m2 loading to comply with Building Regulations and safety.
The challenging sloping site required accurate structural engineering solutions and 3D laser scanning technology was used for efficiency.
Bespoke glazing elements include Keller minimal windows floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, portrait and landscape casement windows and doors, and a double-height frameless effect structural Invisio entrance window, all finished to marine grade level and frame spectacular views from every room.
Mixing natural and local materials such as stone, timber and Cornish slate, with traditional pitched roof design juxtaposed with expansive slick and modern elevations of slim profile glass accomplishes a modern yet sympathetic two-storey cliffside home which was key to the clients brief.
The main living room boasts an impressive corner to corner glass with 4m tall solar controlled slim framed sliding doors achieving the slimmest sightlines of 21mm. The clever corner to corner element adds more useable space forging a stronger connection to the natural elements while creating a cocooning environment. The elegant minimal detail extends to the flush thresholds between indoor and outdoor living spaces, flawlessly merging the boundaries between both.
Large floor to ceiling solar controlled slim framed sliding doors were installed across the rear South West and the South East elevation boasting slim sightlines of 21mm.
Casement portrait and landscape windows continue along the side elevations offering more aspects of the coastline. 3m minimal framed sliding glass doors offering seamless transitions to the outside from all sides of the cliffside home.