A frameless walk-on rooflight was expertly used to enhance this flat roof extension and maximise space in the home. Through careful planning, the architects were able to showcase a true ‘wow’ factor for the clients which proved the advantages of daylight whilst also providing a fully traversable surface for the terrace above.
The designers and homeowners had to carefully consider the pros and cons of an open-plan layout as, in many cases, an extension build can result in indoor spaces being starved of natural light in the deeper parts of the dwelling. An additional challenge is making the most of available space.
The flat roof pitch provides a number of design opportunities. Firstly, it allows the designers to incorporate a rooflight, bringing daylight into the centre of the home, reducing the need for artificial light and creating a pleasing sky-only view. Secondly, by having a skylight on a flat roof, they were able to specify a flat glass walk-on roof light to be installed within a large terrace on the above level, resulting in additional social space with fantastic views of the garden and play area. This dual functionality maximises the functionality of the house by simultaneously creating a glass floor on the level above and a rooftop window in the room below.
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