When the owners of a traditional Lakeland cottage wanted to extend their property to create a new entrance porch and a modern light-filled space that would enable them to open up the precious views of the beautiful Lake District, James Price Structural Glazing provided the perfect solution.

The 19th century stone-built cottage located in the stunning Naddle Valley near Keswick already featured a small entrance porch on the side elevation, which was great for providing easy access to the property through the side garden. However, the size and orientation of the garden presented an amazing opportunity to add the extra space that the owners sought and maximise views through the creation of a glass box extension complete with an extended porch.

The concept was to develop a 5.7m x 3.5m extension. Around two-thirds of the space would be the glass box, with the remaining area taking a more traditional building form. Distinctive Lakeland slate was chosen for the external wall structure, largely for the porch where anthracite grey (RAL 7016) aluminium windows and doors were installed.

Aluminium, slate and glass combine for outstanding aesthetic appeal

The 1.9m x 3.5m porch features a glazed entrance door and three tall, narrow windows, all of which were manufactured using advanced, thermally-broken AluK aluminium window systema. A rooflight completes the room, ensuring it benefits from plenty of natural daylight.

The glass box was created using floor-to-ceiling silicone butt-jointed double glazed units on two sides, with slimline aluminium sliding doors installed on the third elevation to allow a wide opening out into the most private area of the garden. A large rooflight allows light to fill the room, with the high specification glass used throughout to maintain a comfortable, energy efficient environment all year round.

A complete glass box extension service

James Price Structural Glazing handled all aspects of the 12-week design-to-completion project. We arranged architects drawings and liaised with local planning officers to ensure the new extension conformed to all requirements.

Once agreed by the client, James Price took the concept forward, handling everything from the initial designs through to installation and hand-over. This included preparing and setting of the foundations, the brickwork and building of the roof structure. As with all our projects, all products were manufactured in North West England by skilled windowmakers and glazing specialists and installed by James Price to the highest standards.

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If you are looking to extend your property, a glass box extension could offer you so much more than a more conventional bricks and mortar construction, orangery or conservatory.

To discuss how you could add a glass box to your home and what it could offer, please contact James Price Structural Glazing on 0151 523 3131 or email sales@jprice-group.co.uk.