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Maximising daylight in Yorkshire’s favourite café and ice cream parlour

Continued growth has allowed Yummy Yorkshire, one of Yorkshire’s favourite cafes and ice cream parlours, to expand with a new contemporary extension. Creating the contemporary link between the existing and new structure is Glazing Vision’s Ridgeglaze rooflight; which showcases the outstanding views on offer with its frameless view.

Situated on Delph Farm, a working dairy farm nestled in the Pennine countryside close to Huddersfield. Martin Walsh Architectural were tasked with creating a modern, contemporary bespoke 2-storey barn conversion alongside a single storey extension, whilst maintaining the natural farmhouse look and feel.

On the ground level, the single storey extension and barn conversion has helped create an intimate and extended dining area. The new first floor, has been extended and has brought new life into an agricultural barn that had been in situ for many years.

Jeremy Holmes of Yummy Yorkshire said “The re-introduction of the first floor in the barn, has brought back so many memories. When it was originally in place we used the space for hay bailing – me and my father working side by side. It’s warming to know that this space will be used once again and that others can experience this hidden gem of a view.”

Capturing charm and family history through glazing

Entrusted with ensuring the personality and ethos of the business were reflected throughout the design of the building was Concorde BGW. Taking inspiration from the farm has led to the beautiful and well thought out design. From vintage milk bottles being used as pendant lights, to the traditional and rustic furniture supplied from Revivalist, every detail is testament to the farming heritage handed down through generations which was a key influence in the brief.

Adding a modern twist to a traditional farmhouse look and feel, Martin Walsh Architectural designed a contemporary link between the existing and new structures by incorporating a large dual pitched glass roof. Specialist rooflight manufacturers, Glazing Vision were commissioned to design and manufacture a bespoke ‘Ridgeglaze’ rooflight measuring 8m x 1.3m.

The minimalist framework is structurally fixed to the walls of each building and features run off into box gutters at either end to deal with rainwater. The unit utilises high specification heat soak tested, toughened laminated glass which allows the unit to be manufactured in two complete sections.

The glazed link maximises natural daylight in a tricky area that would have otherwise been quite dark and uninviting.

Jeremy Holmes continued “we are really pleased with how this has progressed, especially the connection between old and new. In fact, we love how the team restored some of the original features of the barn to breathe new life into the building.”

The project was also shortlisted for the Project of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Awards. Matt Robinson, Technical Director for MWA, comments: “It’s a real honour to have been nominated within the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Awards, especially within the project of the year category, an accolade which we know is hugely competitive and equally sought after.”

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, from simple fixed rooflights to more complex sliding rooflights and access configurations. As well as stock products, we custom-build rooflights to order to ensure the perfect fit to any architectural design.

These state-of-the-art rooflights are manufactured with a sleek, minimal framework to meet building regulations. We have developed a series of technical whitepapers 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.

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 Secured by Design 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.