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    Rooflights.com worked with Cocoon Architects to provide an increased level of natural daylight into this project located within a conservation area in Ely. The rooflights.com specified Glazing Vision Pitchglaze in-plane landscape roof window completed the transition and smooth design of the kitchen in the newly renovated home. Originally constructed in the mid-Victorian era, the layout of the home was dated and was in need of modernising. The kitchen and dining area were secluded from the spacious garden due to the bathroom being adjacent. A single storey doctor’s surgery had previously been converted to a residential building, but unfortunately the home had very little floor area.

    Consequently, the kitchen and dining room felt cramped and dark. Cocoon Architects in turn designed a brief which included moving the bathroom to the centre of the building to create an airy and light filled kitchen. Sliding doors complete the passage from the kitchen to the garden providing natural daylight and ventilation. Not only does the renovation of the kitchen provide a more relaxed atmosphere, but also opens up the space to enable the client to entertain out into the garden. The mono-pitched extension utilises a vaulted ceiling layout, whilst maintaining a low profile to the benefit of the neighbours.

    Colour changing LED lighting was also introduced along with a separate jacuzzi bath, creating a ‘spa-quality’ feel. The kitchen includes tiled flooring, and timber beams are prominent on the ceiling providing a rustic feel. Despite the new level of daylight, the homeowner wished for more. The pitched slate roof was perfect for a 3 metre squared rooflights.com Pitchglaze Roof Window. Sitting underneath the rafters of the roof, and within the slate, the Pitchglaze eliminates the need for an external upstand. Connecting the kitchen with the outside, the roof window provides visibility of the mature trees and bushes of the garden. The Pitchglaze provides excellent thermal performance with a double-glazed specification featuring a laminated inner pane. The finish produces a smooth external look and being that the master bedroom looked down onto the pitched roof this was an important factor.

    “The detail at the perimeter allowed us to install the roof window with a ‘frameless’ view internally, but as the extension is single-storey and the roof is viewed from the master bedroom window, it also looks fantastic against the slate roof.

    The product looks fantastic and performs brilliantly too. It’s over a kitchen where moisture content is relatively high, yet we have never had any issues with mould growth etc. The technical team were excellent during our selection process. Being a local company, we felt confident that should there be any issues it would be dealt with swiftly. In the end the whole supply process went as planned with no issues.”

    We are looking forward to working with rooflights.com again on future projects.” Matt Plummer, Director, Cocoon Architects

    From the original drawings to the final installations the project was completed with precision, with Cocoon Architects transforming what once was a dated house into a modern home. Looking for a roof window for your pitched roof? Get in touch, our team will be happy to help.

    Photography: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography

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