If you want to add light from above, how about filling the space within the gable with glass? Not only looking good and creating an excellent focal point, this can look great in any type of building, both contemporary and more
traditional. We may choose to combine it with timber in the form of oak frames or timber-clad ceilings. This makes the glazed area look much softer and subtle.
Reinforced glass flooring not only creates a talking point but can be used to bring light into rooms below. Rather than replace the whole floor with glass, use for smaller areas such as corridors or panels within larger spaces. Not only
suitable for new builds, if you are renovating, this can also provide a wonderful finishing touch.
Glazed atriums add drama to your entry area, whether a new build or renovation. Originally used by the Romans as an open-air concept, glass is now added in order to flood the area with natural light. When designed carefully, a fully glazed
atrium can add the ‘wow’ factor to your home.
These can be used to fill space with natural light and add a touch of glitz to your interior. Designers often add them to sunrooms or kitchens, with conservation roof lanterns available if you are in a restricted area and need to blend in
with an older existing building.
Always a popular addition, consider placing these above staircases, in a dining room or in the middle of a large open-plan kitchen. Believe it or not, roof lights bring in twice the amount of light when compared to a normal window. Perfect
in rooms where windows cannot be added or you don’t want to cut into wall space.
If you are linking an existing space to a new extension then using glass within the brickwork can look incredible. It will bring plenty of light into the corridor link and can be designed to merge in with the existing property.
A sun pipe literally does what it says in that it pipes sun into the room. Sun pipes (tunnels) can bring light into the darkest and most awkward of spaces where rooflights and windows just aren’t practical. Think basements or rooms within
the centre of the home without areas for windows.
You don’t have to have windows only on the exterior! What about adding glazing inside, not only as a design feature but in order to borrow light from other rooms? Fitting windows internally captures light and can even act as an aid to share
those delightful views.
If you have a basement, how should you bring natural light into the space? Lightwells solve the problem by making use of a sunken courtyard space or external staircase; the lightwell is fitted below to ensure the introduction of plenty of
These were fitted as standard in many Victorian homes, being a glazed panel above external and even internal doors. Great for bringing light into dark rooms or hallways, privacy is not compromised at all.
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