Glass box extension on thatched cottageContemporary Kitchen, London
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Celebrate a historic propertyWhen we featured this thatched cottage with a glass box extension, designed by Kitchen Architecture, many of you agreed that a transparent addition to the Grade II listed building was the perfect way to respect the period house. The barely there structure keeps the original external wall visible, putting the entire facade on show from inside the new kitchen, and it’s distinctly modern, rather than trying to ape the old part of the house’s aesthetic in any way.
Think clearly Making alterations to listed buildings can be a long and arduous process, but a glass-box extension can present an unexpected but effective method of modernising, because, counterintuitive as it may seem, planning authorities often favour this approach. In this cottage setting, the glass extension didn’t impact on the original building, and sliding doors were chosen to allow easy access to the patio.See the rest of this Grade II listed thatched cottage
The glass structure also meant there were a few heat and ventilation ramifications. Double glazing ensures the temperature doesn’t fluctuate too much in the winter, but the sliding doors – chosen so as not to impede the way out to the patio – need to be left open on sunny summer days to let the breeze through. The oak for the breakfast bar had to be treated with a UV finish to protect it from the sun, too.Discover a great selection of alternatives to bi-fold patio doors