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The installation of a frameless VisionVent hinged rooflight from Glazing Vision was key to unlocking the natural light in this 1800’s Grade 2 listed barn, nestled in the rural town of Wymondham, Norfolk. Helping to create a bright and airy space that the whole family can enjoy.

The main barn had been quite dark when the homeowner bought the property, and as such the project brief set to the architect was to add a modern extension which complimented the barn and its surroundings, whilst ensuring plenty of light would fill the room.

The architects design included a high angled roof designed to match a similar building close to the barn but also angled to provide light and height to the room without allowing direct sunlight in. Having already had positive experiences of using Glazing Vision’s products on previous projects, the architect specified the VisionVent rooflight for use on the Rudge Barn extension which created the required bright open space.

By encompassing the VisionVent hinged rooflight, measuring 1200 x 2400mm, the clients were able to benefit from not only plenty of natural daylight entering the extension, but also the additional ventilation aspect of the rooflight. Combined with the large doors leading onto the garden, this was an ideal solution for creating wind driven ventilation throughout the property.

The electronic motor in the hinged ventilation unit allows for the roof light to be opened and closed at the push of a button, meaning the homeowner and their family were able to bring the outdoors in and create a connection between the new extension and its surroundings. Supplied with a rain sensor, the new build is protected from poor weather, with the automatic closing of the rooflight if it begins to rain.

Additionally, the VisionVent roof light provided excellent thermal performance, with the combination of 8.8mm low emissivity glass, 6mm heat soaked tested toughed glass, argon-filled cavities and 18mm warm edge spacer bars. Preventing the risk of condensation forming and ensuring that when closed, heat is retained inside the barn.

“I’m extremely pleased with the finished result. The rooflight seems to fit perfectly, the electrics work which means we can open and close it easily” Hilary Knights, Homeowner.

To find out more design considerations for your next project, contact us on 01379 658 300 or request a CPD.

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.