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Yew Tree House

Listed Home Glass Extension

The owners of this Grade II listed home wanted a more open living space and to maximise the views of the surrounding countryside in Upper Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh. Jonathan Tuckey Design and Eastabrook Architects collaborated to design a modern glass extension to the listed home to extend the kitchen on the garden side of the house. 

Glass and minimally designed glazing is often preferred by planning consultants for listed buildings. The minimal design of the materials makes them a great choice for a listed home glass extension as the design of the original building is not impeded. From the external views, the original building can be seen and it is clear which element is ‘new’ and not part of the historical element.  

In the Yew Tree listed home glass extension, a structural glass façade was used on two sides of the listed building glass extension, a pivot door was integrated into this glass wall with an ultra-slim sliding glass door combined with the glass box on the returning face. All these solutions provided a modern look to the extended living space of  the old brick Grade II Listed building. 

ultra-slim sliding glass door in a listed home glass extension
minimal framed modern pivot door in a listed home glass extension

Our 21mm sightlines slim sliding glass door was chosen specially to match with minimal structural glazing wall. The structural glass wall returns at 90 degrees and connects with the minimal windows sliding door set with no need for a frame, only minimal silicone joints. 

By merging these two systems together you maintain a minimal design without the need for framing on the corner connection. This detail be bespoke and allows structural glazing to be easily combined with our sliding door system. 

The slim framed sliding glass door application on the end of the glass extension turned this entire glass wall into a moving glass façade. The head and base tracks are concealed into the extension structure to have maximise the glass rather than framing. 

Back painted glass was chosen here as the façade cladding which allowed the glass walls to merge into the solid structure, offering reflection to the structure.  

modern glass extensions to old home
listed home glass extension with slim sliding doors

The concealed base framing allows the the homeowner to have flush surface to travel very smoothly anytime the door is open. Flush threshold details also provide the flexibility of living space, allowing the interior kitchen and dining area to connect seamlessly with the garden, extending the usable space.  

Minimal framed sliding glass doors helps to increase the amount of natural light that comes to the indoor space of the listed home glass extension. The minimal windows slim sliding glass door allows the light from different angle while providing the high thermal performance with 1.1 Wm2K

The thermally broken slim sliding glass door helps to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round, preventing heat from escpaing during the warmer months. This is further aided by the low e coating that is used as standard on all minimal windows systems.

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