Sylvan Glade.

This project was featured on Grand Designs in 2011, most notably because the homeowners decided to demolish their existing home after 19 years and start again. A new glass technology, Heat Mirror Film, had recently been introduced to Europe and Cantifix accepted the challenge to be filmed undertaking the first installation in the UK.

project details

  • The glass walls are framed in traditional curtain walling sections; however it is the efficiency of the triple glazed units that make this building unique.
  • The glass technology used is Heat Mirror Film, with ultra-high levels of insulation (u value of 0.6 W/m2k) and protection from solar radiation (g value of 0.67).
  • The large framed sliding doors are in keeping with the framing of the glass walls and slide back to provide substantial openings and ventilation.
  • The glass technology allows the inhabitants to take advantage of the wellbeing and health benefits of daylight, whilst keeping a comfortable internal climate.

rural project overview

Spaced Out Architect Studios

Bromley, East London

2011

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