Glass box extension on thatched cottageContemporary Kitchen, London

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bonvivant59bonvivant59 wrote:22 July 2017
  • Angela Gilham
    4 years ago
    Listed buildings are exempt. Extensions and alterations to listed buildings should not make the energy efficiency any worse -- which since most listed buildings lurk down round E and F isn't that difficult.
donika_jordanDonika Jordan wrote:15 July 2016

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Amanda Pollard added this to Your Essential Guide to Planning a Glass Extension16 April 2019

    Are there other ways of regulating light and keeping cool?“Today’s glass can be processed to achieve differing levels of thermal and solar performance,” Roman says. “Modern double-glazed units are comprised of specially coated glass with argon-filled cavities to reduce heat loss and limit solar gain.” However, he warns these coatings can have an effect on the transparency and colour of the glass.He also highlights fritted glass, where an opaque print or similar is applied to the glass to reduce solar gain – or perforated window films that can be applied to glass to create a ‘one-way glass’ effect that doesn’t hugely impact natural light levels.“However, we still find that blinds are often the best and most cost-effective solution,” he says.

    Cheryl Freedman added this to 12 Ways to Make Your Glass Extension a Useable Space26 February 2017

    Follow flooring throughOne challenge with slim-framed glass extensions is how to make them blend visually with the garden. One option is to use a flooring material that works inside and outside. Here, the flagstones give a seamless effect. Always remember to use a suitable sealant to properly protect your floors.

    Cathy Rebecca added this to 9 Ways to Take Flooring from Indoors to Outdoors11 March 2016

    Work the outside inA great way to make your interior feel as if it’s outside is to choose a material you would typically use on a patio, like these flagstones, and use them for your interior flooring, too. This works particularly well in a glass-box extension.Flagstones are porous, so will always require a sealant. The sealant will help protect the stone from the elements outside, and from stains and other damage in your kitchen or living space. Choose a solvent-based sealant for outdoors – you can use it indoors, too. Take a tour of this kitchen

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

    With the structure built almost entirely of glass, there were numerous implications for fitting the kitchen units and appliances. ‘Some of the initial principle concerns were things like fixings. For example, we didn’t have anything to attach the tall units onto,’ explains Saint.A low-level wall runs around two of the three sides of the extension, so the backs of the base units could be fixed to that. ‘It just meant that we had to be really careful about how we planned the layout of the kitchen, so that in the end we didn’t need to fix anything high up,’ adds Saint. ‘Everything had to be literally millimetre-perfect.’

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