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Structural Glass Box Extensions Explained

Structural Glass Box Extensions Explained

A structural glass box extension is a contemporary build option that makes a striking design statement, which increases the value of your home and floods it with natural light.

Here at Natralight, we are specialist providers of structural glass solutions, with plenty of experience of transforming homes right across the country. 

For our latest blog, we are going to look at the design considerations what you need to factor in to make it a success.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Glass Extension?

As long as it is considered an extension, and not situated at the front of the property, acquiring planning permission for your glass box extension is no different from getting planning for a regular extension.

Planners like glazed extensions to bridge connections between architectural styles or to complement a dominant existing style.

Adding a Glass Roof to Your Design

To offer increased thermal efficiency, you can also consider adding a structural glass roof to the design of your extension.

Natralight offers different sizes of flat fixed rooflights, including rectangular and circled skylights, plus we give you the choice of bespoke shapes if you are considering something a bit different.

All of our products are designed using the latest CAD software and come with a minimum five-year glass warranty.

Furnishing a Glass Extension

If your glazed extension is part of a kitchen revamp, make sure the units are positioned in the centre as you will not be able to place them against a glass wall. 

Using glass as a feature is great for period properties and 1970s style homes plus framed glass extensions help to expand sections of existing buildings.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch Today

If you would like to know more about structural glass box extensions, please contact us today.

Natralight also offers structural glass facades, balustrades plus our regular rooflights range.