IQ glass provided all of the glazing elements to a small contemporary glass extension to a traditional Victorian London town-house. A set of sliding glass doors were used as rear access to the garden with a structural glass roof above supported by a glass beam.
The bespoke glass extension features a structural glass roof to heighten the kitchen diner, carefully filling the spaces with natural light. Even in the smallest of extensions glass can be used to create a dramatic light-filled design.
Side infill extensions are very common among traditional city town-houses which have previously had rear extensions leaving an unused alley along the side of the house. Extending this unused space opens up the interior creating a better layout and increasing the size of the living areas suiting it to the modern day and design trends.
The sliding glass doors and structural glass roof were mirrored on the floor above which created a small roof terrace. To make the space more usable the glass roof pane was extended over the small balcony to create a frameless glass canopy, providing shelter from the rain.
The canopy over sails the small external space and is supported by a shaped and cantilevered glass beam. Glass canopies allow the outside space to be used further into the year, providing shelter from rain acting as a windbreak the space can be utilised as extended living space.
Additionally, the glass balustrades integrated within the design gives uninterrupted views of the garden from inside the property, maximising the light entering the living spaces.
The slim frame sliding doors used here are perfectly suited for modern design projects where minimal sightlines are desired with high levels of thermal and weather performance.