Location: Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
The owners of this c1920 traditional property in Kingston Upon Thames in Surrey were looking to add a rear extension to increase the size of their kitchen and add a larger living space.
The original architects design was for a more traditional orangery with a predominantly brick construction. This was partly due to the height limitations due to planning constraints. These issues were discussed and it transpired that our client was keen to look at a glazed lean-to design. We advised our client on what was possible within the planning guidelines and as such we installed a contemporary aluminium conservatory that achieved a more desirable result for the client.
Our Contemporary Aluminium Roof System was used along with a large Contemporary Aluminium Sliding Patio Door to achieve a modern glazed lean-to extension. Due to the overall width, a structural steel was used between the doors and roof to ensure long-term operation of the sliding doors without the weight of the roof suspended on them. We were able to clad this steel with a matching aluminium panel to create a contemporary deep fascia detail similar to the original Orangery design.
The sliding door threshold was set down in to the floor to create a more flush appearance. The two stacking panels behind the third fixed panels allows for a greater opening than a normal set of two-panel sliding doors, whilst maintaining a greater glass area when closed than that of Bi-Folding Doors. These doors can also slide either way for complete flexibility of usability and ventilation.
Additional features include motorised opening roof vents to provide high level ventilation to reduce heat build-up and allow an amount of air flow when cooking, etc.