The Garden Room House

Contemporary Glass Extension Slim Framed Sliding Glass Doors

The Garden Room House is a Grade II* listed property located in Hinton Waldrist, Oxfordshire and has just undergone a contemporary renovation and rear glass extension adding slim framed sliding glass doors to the traditional cottage.  



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Hinton Waldrist, Oxfordshire

IQ Glass designed and installed a contemporary glass box extension and supporting steelwork to the rear of the characterful property, extending the living and dining space. The structural glass extension, featuring slim framed sliding glass doors and a large structural glass roof supported by glass beams, provides uninterrupted views of the sky and surrounding gardens. 

Sliding glass doors connect the new open plan living space to the garden seamlessly with a flush threshold leading out onto the newly landscaped tiered patio. When closed these exclusive sliding door systems minimise the division of inside and out with their slim 21mm sightlines. A top hung aluminium casement window within the side extension wall provides an area of ventilation and allows additional light to enter the space from another angle.  

Above the new extension, a balcony space was created for the master bedroom. IQ installed a slim framed aluminium pivot door to provide access to the small roof terrace which is lined with frameless glass balustrades to reduce the impact of the balcony on the design as well as maintain views from the master bedroom across the expansive countryside.


The high performance pivot door was chosen to make the most out of the small opening, in addition to the slim aluminium frames and minimal design keeping a cohesive architectural glass design throughout the contemporary extension and renovation. 

The extension was sensitively designed to maintain the original character and charm of the listed building, using modern glazing systems to create a clear differentiation between old and new elements

Our team of technical advisors are experienced working on listed and heritage projects of this nature and can help advise on structure, specification and design.

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