GLAZING VISION LTD
Suppliers of: Flat Roof Windows, Rooflights, box rooflights, sliding rooflights, Roof Window, Automatic Opening Rooflight, Access Rooflights
Technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. Glazing Vision are a UK manufacturer and invest heavily in new technologies, equipment and expertise, manufacturing all our rooflight products at our 65,000 sq ft factory in the heart of rural England. Since 2009, Glazing Vision has expanded internationally, and now services mainland Europe and the USA.
Glazing Vision provide a comprehensive range of rooflights to help bring light, air and space into the home. The range includes:
These state-of-the-art rooflights are manufactured with a sleek, minimal framework to meet building regulations. We have developed a series of whitepapers (Part Q and Part K) to help you understand specifically how approved documents may affect the specification of rooflights and how building design considerations can improve compliance with the Building Regulations.
In addition, we also offer a bespoke in-house rooflight design service, employing the industry’s most talented designers and mechanical engineers to create contemporary and technologically advanced rooflights for virtually any space. We work closely with leading architectural practices across the world, using the latest CAD and 3D software to design and build unique and intelligent skylight solutions for award-winning buildings.
Glazing Vision have worked closely with the architectural community for many years, providing them with useful RIBA Approved CPD’s and helping them understand what is possible using modern design and manufacturing techniques but also to ensure that they are fully aware of the latest Building Regulations and standards that affect our industry.
Glazing Visions Secure and Secure+ rooflight range are the first to be tested against the new standard LPS2081 Issue 1:2015. Secured by Design was established in 1989 and is the UK Police flagship security initiative which combines the principals of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and layout across all realms of the built environment.
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Contemporary rooflights create low energy, sustainable ‘forever home’
Utilising frameless rooflights to accentuate this highly contemporary home, CDC Studio have adopted the perfect balance of imagination and persistence.
Designed as a ‘forever home’ for their retired clients, this house is accessible, highly contemporary, low energy, sustainable and secure. Having approached CDC Studio, to create a home which was not too big for two, but big enough to accommodate village parties and wider family coming to stay. CDC Studio replicated the thatched barn and knitted into the local community, encapsulation the character of the village through local crafts and materials of flint, red brick, timber shutters and estate fencing complimenting this with the use of zinc to echo the agricultural aesthetic of the original land use.
Adopting a thoroughly modern approach, the kitchen, dining and living spaces are open plan to allow for social gatherings and to provide a smooth flow throughout the home. With three Glazing Vision secure by design flat rooflights along the roofline, natural daylight is allowed to fill the property and create an open space for the homeowners to enjoy.
The kitchen sits under a column-free, steel rod hung mezzanine with acoustic damping which was rigorously engineered to avoid the reverberating noise. This creates a sense of enclosure to the kitchen whilst allowing CDC to achieve the fully flexible family / party space requested beyond. Two Glazing Vision electric Visionvents have been included to deliver a continual air flow running through the property and providing a constant temperature and source of natural daylight into the entertainment area of the home.
To compliment the contemporary style of this house, a Glazing Vision Sliding over Roof rooflight has been installed, whereby the entire section of glazing retracts out onto the roof space, leaving open, unimpeded views of the sky above. When closed, the amount of glass is maximised to maintain an almost frameless appearance.
“CDC Studio have been specifying Glazing Vision for a number of years and our clients have always been very pleased with the results. A combination of standard products and the option to deliver a bespoke solution means that Glazing Vision cater for all types of projects and affordability whilst products are well made and come with the addition of guarantees.” Delphine Dryer, Associate Director CDC Studio.
The character of the thatched barn is emphasized by embracing its full height to the ridge, offering modest but usable guest rooms wrapped in painted timber boarding. These were identified for immediate family use, the height helping to overcome their narrow nature on plan, integrated wardrobes, back panels and pegs for hanging make them hard working spaces. A separate master suite spreads into the new volumes providing dressing, bathroom and a private patio area which offers the clients a place for quiet retreat when guests are staying.
The house boasts its own private ‘Gin and Tonic’ balcony. The mezzanine space creates a private second sitting area with a concealed timber stair nestled between concrete sheer walls to provide access. It is quiet yet connected to the main space, and commands views to the west with a fully opening sliding over roof rooflight to let the outdoors in. A separate guest suite and shower room afford privacy to occupants and visitors alike.
The extended roofline and orientation provide solar shading to the solar controlled west facing glazing with the careful positioning of rooflights to prevent overheating in the height of summer, plus water runoff is directed to a salvaged historical water trough which the clients will use to water the garden. The linear design is extended into the immediate landscape with water rills extending out like fingers into the wider area which over time the clients will begin to accentuate with their planting.
This project showed the right combination of imagination and persistence, creating a home which not only fits in with the local village heritage but also manages to stand out and create a ‘wow factor’ for those which bask in its glory.
“We have recently been impressed with their ability to comply with the secure by design requirements which not all companies seem aware of. We have used the fixed and venting rooflights on our Stacked house and Y house and a massive bespoke sliding rooflight on our Parkhouse which the clients adore.” Delphine Dryer, Associate Director CDC Studio.
If you would like to discuss design considerations for an upcoming project, call Glazing Vision on 01379 658 309
Rooflights & Roof Windows Used in Bungalow Renovation
Situated within the picturesque Sevenoaks in Kent and taking advantage of spectacular sights and beautiful sky views, this bungalow renovation has installed three Glazing Vision rooflights and two frameless Glazing Vision roof windows. Sitting flush within the property roofline, helping to create a contemporary family house, brimming with character and natural daylight.
The clients of this tired bungalow were looking for a full renovation and extension, creating a larger two storey family house which would offer the potential for an open planned environment to bring up their family.
Seeking out a talented designer/architect who could mirror their expectations was paramount, and after initial conversations with Studio HE, they found a team who understood what they wanted to achieve and how to put that into action.
With the property set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the concept from Studio HE was to let in the light and views out towards the natural environment of the rural surroundings. As the client had a passion for design, the aim from Studio HE was to approach each element as a bespoke item ensuring the building was tailored cohesively as a crafted unique piece of architecture.
When Studio HE attempted to make the most of the loft area, they noticed a residual amount of unused space begging for the opportunity to bring in a double height space. This would be the ‘light well’ of the property. As such, they aimed to create ‘a stair way to heaven’ by developing a beautiful bespoke ply stair (as ply was also the structural disguised integrity of the roof). Once this had been designed, Studio HE then wanted the entire ceiling above to open to the sky’s bringing down light and a shadow dance which would evolve over the seasons. In this corridor the stairs could also be a place of meditation framed by the sky.
Key to making this happen was the use of multiple rooflights and roof windows. Allowing the light in and helping to connect the house with the outside world, offering views of the sky – not only to draw in great natural daylight, but to create a play of shadows and offer picturesque views through the day and seasons.
With previous experience of using Glazing Vision, and with the modern look required, it was a perfect fit to include the frameless rooflights and roof windows throughout the renovation. The Pitchglaze roof window adopts pioneering ‘frameless’ design ethos, so that when installed, building occupants can enjoy sky only views, something not usually found with traditional roof window products.
“We loved a flush look to retain a modern look to the property, however, with the larger rooflight and flat rooflights, we wanted to ensure a water tight/safe detail. I knew the quality of the products, their reliability and all within a great price.” Hubert Green, Director Studio HE.
Included into this contemporary property were three laminated flat rooflights, which meet the Secured By Design (SBD) requirements to maximise the safety of the property, and two Pitchglaze flush roof windows. Frameless rooflights and roof windows are designed to allow the maximum amount of light into a space. They feature minimal fixings and frames, so all you see when you look up is a clear expanse of glass.
This frameless element was especially important for this project as it allowed light to flow throughout the entire property and brighten up spaces, creating a open plan design – which has been welcomed by the owners.
“It was a pretty fluid and seamless project in terms of the rooflights. We had excellent support/service for this project.” Hubert Green, Director Studio HE.
The results have clearly been approved, with both the architects and most importantly the homeowners delighted with the results and overall finish of the building. From an architectural perspective, Hubert at Studio HE admits “there are a few instances we would love to change, but the reality of structure and internal layout means decisions/choices and priorities needed to be met”.
This is to take nothing away from the finish of the property, which has been detailed to perfection and created a unique building, flooded with natural daylight.
For more information on Glazing Vision’s fixed Flushglaze flat glass rooflights, or the Pitchglaze roof window range, contact us on 01379 658 300