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Glazing Vision has helped enhance daylight in
a cleverly constructed London home using our
Pitchglaze Roof Windows.
New build projects in built up areas such as London
can be challenging, however Clapton Road
is an example of excellent precision and wonderfully
executed construction. Gauld Architecture
have created the perfect modern home using
insightful architectural detail and two Glazing
Vision Roof Windows. The drawings called for
modern architecture at every corner, from zinc
cladding to wooden interiors.
A single storey doctor’s surgery had previously
been converted to a residential building, but
unfortunately the home had very little floor area.
The property overlooked a private garden behind
and suffered from damp as well as a lack of
privacy from passers-by, and so an upgrade
was overdue. Previous planning applications to
extend had been refused, and so an alternative
organisational approach was needed to improve
The proposed works consisted of splitting the
accommodation over three levels, with the
bedroom and bathroom a half level below
ground, and the kitchen and entrance at street
level with the living space a half level above to
enable views out over the heads of pedestrians.
The split helps to reduce the massing and the
asymmetric roof is shaped to minimise impact
on the natural light to the neighbour’s windows
and garden behind.
Construction commenced on the property, and
quickly it was confirmed the boundary brick wall
could be salvaged from the previous structure
giving a familiar and robust public facing edge
and provides a desired sleek finish to the wall.
The home also boasts crisp zinc roofing and wall
cladding detailing, providing a smooth transition
from the exposed bricks to the first storey.
The Pitchglaze Roof Windows allowed Gauld
Architecture to achieve a seamless junction with
the folded zinc, with the glazing set on the same
plane to give the roof a pleasing continuity.
Internally, the glazing is sized so the external
views are framed only by the lined reveals,
with the roof window largely hidden giving a
sleek finish. The Pitchglaze roof windows were
installed by the contractor, an easy installation
process is guaranteed by following our install
video or consulting our installation guide. Much
natural light is captured via the roof windows,
positioned strategically to ensure good and
even distribution throughout, while set flush
with the zinc to achieve a surface tension and
pleasing solidity to the roof planes. These highquality
elements and considered massing result
in a greatly improved contribution to the street scene.
“Glazing Vision helped give guidance on the interface between the roof window and a buildup that
we were unfamiliar with. Our local Technical Specification Manager was very knowledgeable on
integrating the roof windows into the roof.” – Kevin Gauld, Director, Gauld Architecture
The minimalist interior coupled with striking exterior design meet perfectly to ensure a modern
and desired look. The Pitchglaze Roof Windows solved a lasting problem with the home and were
responsible for providing the client with the sought after amount of natural daylight.
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