Dalston HouseContemporary Exterior, London

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Photo of a contemporary exterior in London with metal cladding. —  Houzz
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bradleyvanrossen wrote:15 October 2014
  • Rosemarie Nugent
    4 years ago

    How does this stand up to local authority energy efficient ratings, which Im advised they are really hot on at present

  • PRO
    IQ Glass UK
    4 years ago

    Hi Rosemarie,

    Most architects we work with work to the Building Regulations codes for thermal performance for building materials. Individual Local Authorities however have the option to demand higher performance for their own areas.

    In general an extension or remodel of an existing home will require glazing with a Uw value of less than 1.6 W/m2K. The slim framed sliding glass doors on this project would normally give you a Uw of 1.4 with a double glazed unit, you can improve this by using the triple glazed version.

    Do you know what your area's specific thermal requirements are?

    You might find out learning article below useful:

    Building Regulations and Glazing

atenka wrote:2 December 2016
  • PRO
    IQ Glass UK
    last year

    Hi, you can extend your current heating system out into the extension where 1-2 radiators can be installed (however this will depend on the capabilities of your boiler), alternatively electric radiators may be an option to consider or heated glass from IQ Glass which generates radiant heat for the internal space.

  • PR B
    last year

    Thank you for your answer.

NOVA architecture+design wrote:28 August 2017
  • PRO
    IQ Glass UK
    2 years ago

    Hi - it is a metal cladding of some kind but the architects here were HUT. They will be able to let you know.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sarah Warwick added this to 10 Two-storey Extensions That Make a Statement3 November 2017

Stack it upTwo sleek black boxes make this extension command attention. Like the previous design, this one also uses the upper level of the box at the back to accommodate the staircase and introduce light into the open-plan lower floor. Whether you’re extending on two floors or one, opting for super-slim door frames like these will leave garden views as unobstructed as possible.

Rachel Christie added this to Decorating: Stylish Ways to Mix Old and New31 July 2014

Take the look outsideMixing old and new can be applied to the exterior of your home, too. Building a glass-box extension on a period property is hugely popular thanks to the fact that, rather than trying to match the style, or adding an extension that fights with it, the glass simply allows the original architecture to shine through. Have you mixed styles in your home? Share your tips and photos in the Comments below.

Jo Simmons added this to So Your Style Is: Contemporary17 July 2014

Add an exciting extensionGorgeous glass boxes and cool, space-smart extensions are the last word in contemporary residential architecture. Many Victorian terraced houses, which look trad from the street, open out onto a light-filled, super-sleek extension, bringing a period house fiercely up to date.

Victoria Harrison added this to Architecture: 10 Spectacular UK Homes That Mix Old With New16 March 2014

East London styleBestowing a dash of Dalston cool, this extension makes a strong style statement. With large glazed panels and striking black cladding offering an industrial-style juxtaposition with the original Victorian brickwork, it’s the perfect home for east London hipsters.Discover 10 creative ideas for side return extensions

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Deirdre Foley added this to My ideas13 May 2020

Floor to ceiling windows and flat roof

jcad added this to Birchgrove Reno Ideas14 March 2020

Good exterior material and colour palette.

Francisco Rodriguez added this to Conservatory Conversion Ideas2 January 2020

New building doesn’t fit old building. Like that they are stark contrast

Natasha Morris added this to Natasha Morris - Living Space4 May 2019

Where the sofa is next to the garden view

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