It can be a challenge to merge the old with the new, yet this project delivered impressive results.
The client was looking for something special to blend their period thatched cottage with a modern extension and called in the team at Thames Valley Windows for advice. They had completed a striking two storey extension to create additional living space and sought an impressive, yet practical solution to connect it with their charming cottage.
Our team followed the architect’s detailed plans closely to create a glazed solution to cleverly marry the two spaces together. The specification included large Solarlux SL60e fixed frames to create a glass wall with access to the outside through a Solarlux SL60e single door. A Solarlux Akzent Plus Wintergarden roof completed the innovative glass walkway.
Both the original cottage and new extension are open plan so it was important to add to the sense of space and light with plenty of glass. The quality and performance of the system was however paramount in order to minimise heat loss. The clean lines of the frames maximises the amount of glazing and complement, rather than overshadow, the new extension. High performance Active glazing ensures the space maintains an even temperature.
The client chose a classic Anthracite Grey RAL7016 finish to the frames, both inside and out, to contrast with the white render and solid timber cladding. For added convenience, they also opted for self-cleaning glass. A rebated threshold adds to the clean look, whilst effectively retaining a fully weathered barrier between inside and outside.
The glass walkway is a magnificent centrepiece to the client’s home and they are delighted with the result.
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