A narrow glass extension in East London with Minimal Windows
This narrow glass extension was part of a larger refurbishment of a family home in East London. The architects were looking to add a modern twist to the house whilst maintaining character and personality to the spaces.
Two slick black boxes form the new extensions to the rear of the property. Due to the nature of the building and its narrow frame, these glass extensions also formed a narrow footprint.
The longest of these narrow glass extensions housed a simple set of minimal windows to the rear elevation. This two-pane sliding glass door provided the direct garden access and minimal glass design required for the narrow space.
With such a small opening to the rear, ensuring that glass was maximised, and frame minimised was a key consideration in the glazing specification. The minimal windows sliders offered the slim vertical sightlines with floor to ceiling glass that was required.
The narrow glass extension was created via a large glass roof with a full elevation of minimal windows to the end. This narrow glass structure forms the ‘social heart’ of the property, with a modern living room located within.
The ‘up and over’ glass design had a slim steel section at the end under which the minimal windows doors sat. These sliding glass doors then created the rear patio doors, offering direct access from the living space out onto the patio and garden.
The minimal windows within the narrow glass extension were created in a two pane, two track configuration. The sliding doors open from right to left when viewed from the inside.
A manual two-point locking system was used operated via the type 2 lever handle and thrust locking mechanism.
All frames were PPC RAL 9005 which is a matt black colour, to match the rest of the structure within the narrow glass extension. A standard flush threshold was used with drainage by others.
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