Glass Extension Wirral

Looking to make the most of their view the homeowners of this fantastic family home wanted an open-plan extension made with lots of glass to maximize on their fantastic view of the Dee Estuary and North Wales throughout the year.

Looking to achieve thermally efficient and comfortable space a flat roof extension with large sliding doors and roof lights was chosen over an all-glass extension. Being south-facing and windy at times the homeowners have also installed various blinds and shades around the extension to give maximum flexibility of the spaces.

We worked with the builder to install two sets of sliding doors and one large picture window. One of the stand-out features of this project is the flush floor threshold, we worked in close communication with the builders to get the threshold as low as possible for this project. Both sliding doors have a triple-track installed allowing the homeowners to have over 60% of the opening open at any one time giving a large opening when open. The benefit of a sliding door when closed is the slim sightlines which is particularly true with this particular sliding door thanks to the 20mm mullions.

Between the two sliding doors, we have installed a large picture window giving another viewing angle of the external space. Between the windows and doors where products meet is structural steelwork which has been clad in aluminium to tie in with the windows and doors finish. The steelwork is relatively slim making it virtually unnoticeable once clad.

Externally the homeowners have installed a new scheme of landscaping to complete the project. The almost flush floor from inside to out makes this space feel like one when the doors are fully open making for a fantastic indoor/outdoor flow. The external blinds mean that the outside space can be used year-round even when it rains.

One issue with large sliding doors in a south-facing garden can be the heat generated on sunny mornings. Internal blinds have been installed to prevent this from being an issue, giving the homeowners complete solar control of the space.

The result has completely changed the feeling and usability of the living space. A large internal space and a better connection to the outdoors make this space more suitable for both everyday living and also an improved experience when hosting guests and events. The fantastic views of the Dee Estuary can be enjoyed year-round and is a great asset to this home.

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