Sourcing suppliers for a vast remodeling project, Scott and Kate Byles visited our stand at the Grand Designs show back in 2015. Their vision for their Victorian semi-detached house in Loughton, Essex consisted of a large single storey extension at the rear of the property, as well as additional first and second-floor extensions.
Already aware of Sunsquare’s outstanding reputation, they were impressed by the quality of the products on display. The biggest challenge for our team was achieving the improved light levels required in the new and extended parts of the house, while also maintaining a high degree of privacy for both themselves and their neighbours.
We recommended the SkyView Multipane which, with its unsupported glass-to-glass joints, would provide make a stunning addition to their combined kitchen and living area.
This area featured an exposed brick wall, running the length of the extension, which the SkyView’s vast glazing and minimal framework (configured with four panes and fitting an opening of 1200 x 8000mm) would bathe in light. To ensure maximum exposure to natural light, the rooflight was installed with wall abutting, restoring light to the rooms in the original part of the house.
The second-floor extension required a section of flat roof providing ample light to the stairwell, accomplished using our SkyView fixed skylight (suiting an opening of 800 x 1200mm). Meanwhile, our Aero Ventilation product (for an 800 x 1000mm opening) offered added light and ventilation to the property’s bathroom.
We could see that cleaning the rooflight and maintaining temperature control would be challenging in this part of the house. We, therefore, recommended the addition of Solar Control and Low Maintenance glazing, ensuring the rooflight would reflect unwanted solar heat gain and remain easy to maintain long into the future.