Glass box extension on thatched cottageContemporary Kitchen, London

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annie_samwaysAnnie Samways wrote:16 June 2017
  • Angela Gilham
    4 years ago
    Grade II, according the original article that featured it. Obviously a planning officer with a soft spot for modernism!
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    Studio Schubert
    3 years ago

    Perfect mixture of old and new!

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Kate Burt added this to 7 Design Ideas for an Up-and-over Glass Extension19 August 2020

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.

Laura Wheat added this to 10 Stunning Sliding-door Extensions That Bring the Outside in30 March 2017

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

Cathy Rebecca added this to Kitchen of the Week: A Cottage is Enhanced by an All-glass Extension27 October 2015

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

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Graziella Jackson added this to Rosemary Lane Kitchen Ideas24 July 2021

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