Roof windows used to bring daylight into this modern extension

Vale Road, Seaford

Key to unlocking natural daylight in this previously dark and outdated property were four rooflights from rooflights.com. Using both rooflights and roof windows in the extension has allowed the homeowners to take full advantage of the benefits natural daylight can have, not only on your home but also your health.

The homeowners were desperate to extend their existing home and create a modern open plan living arrangement, with an abundance of natural daylight sweeping through the whole property.

Having approached G3 Architecture, the proposed design was a two-story side and rear extension, which removed the rear wall of the existing house, creating a larger kitchen, dining and living room arrangement. The first-floor extension would form a larger bedroom and create a modern family bathroom.

With the importance and need for natural daylight throughout the extension build, a multitude of rooflights were specified on the project. Tasked with completing this extension project were Greve & Son Ltd, and having used rooflights.com on numerous occasions before, were quick to source three Pitchglaze roof windows and a Flushglaze fixed rooflight which would be the focal point of the new extension build and provide the necessary natural daylight.

Whilst a modern approach was required inside the property, it was important that the outside kept within the design of the building already there. Face brick work and a slate roof were critical to the aesthetics of the home and the extension and with the Pitchglaze roof windows being in-plane, there were no bulky additions to the exterior of the client’s extension, helping keep within the initial design plan.

Two portrait orientation roof windows, measuring 2000mm x 1000mm, were used in the first floor to flood the new extension with daylight and remove the previous dark dingey corners of the home. Unlike traditional roof windows, the Pitchglaze roof window, provides a completely frameless internal view so that when installed, the building occupants can enjoy sky only views from the roof window.

On the ground floor, the kitchen benefits from another in plane roof window and flat glass fixed rooflight. Thanks to their frameless internals, sunlight flows through the property – letting in twice the amount of daylight compared to traditional vertical windows. Providing the homeowners with the bright and radiant living space they were looking for.

Jonny Greve, Owner of Greve & Son Ltd, mentions that “the only difficulty was the requirement for a crane to lift the Pitchglazes on to the first floor, as these are quite heavy. However, having used these products before and especially on this job, he wouldn’t go anywhere else for rooflights and roof windows.” Adding later that “the customer was amazed and loved the Pitchglaze roof window.”

If you need advice for your upcoming project on how a stock-sized rooflight could benefit you, contact us on 0333 016 4176, or email info@rooflights.com

Architect:

G3 Architects