Pitchglaze roof window with frameless design installed for sky-only views

Private Residence, Leigh-on-Sea

The installation of an impactful and contemporary Pitchglaze roof window, has enhanced the quality of light in the kitchen and provided for spectacular sky-only views. This unobtrusive Pitchglaze roof window ensured that the clean, contemporary lines of the pitched ceiling were not compromised, and the light was fully maximised. As a result, enthuses the homeowner, “the kitchen remains bright and spacious even on gloomy days!”

Project requirements

The homeowner’s brief to his architect in seeking to extend the original kitchen at the back of the house was that it should be as light and open as possible, for it to “almost feel like the garden was an extension of the house in the summer”.

Project challenges

Access to the kitchen area from the home office and downstairs cloakroom is via a narrow passageway, with the concern being that this would become a ‘dead zone’. The main kitchen work space is set back from the sliding doors, which makes this area much darker that required something more dramatic to ensure that the space was sufficiently lit.

Project solution

To provide enough light, a generously sized Pitchglaze roof window, positioned above the high bank of cabinetry housing the kitchen appliances, was instrumental in unlocking the daylight in the kitchen area and making it feel bright and airy. As well as being quick and easy to install, the Glazing Vision Pitchglaze roof window was seen by the homeowner as offering excellent technical properties.

This roof window is manufactured from high specification, thermally efficient low emissivity coated glass, which has been heat-soak tested for additional safety. It was the “frameless ethos” of the Pitchglaze roof window that especially impressed the homeowner, and convinced him of the value of using it in his property. With this particular roof window there are no visible internal fixings, a key advantage over more traditional roof window products.

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