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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.”

Glazing Vision are the technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of precision engineered, architectural rooflights for residential and commercial buildings.

Their rooflight design ethos is to ‘minimise framework – maximise daylight’. Glazing Vision’s designs are both elegant and sophisticated, meeting thermal and performance criteria that are often unique to the location or environment of the rooflight.

Glazing Vision carry out installations either through their in-house installers or via a network of glazing installation specialists. Available at any location across the UK, their installation teams have even travelled as far as America to install bespoke rooflights into incredible buildings.