Glass extensions when done correctly can make a real design statement to the lookers. The appeal of a substantially or totally glazed extension is unmatched. Apart from adding glamour to any project, these types of extensions also act as a connecting device for two or more solid parts of a house.
If you think that your property already boasts of a good view, then the presence of floor to ceiling glass or a glazed roof is an enhancement in the way of bringing such external elements to the front.
There are a plethora of available options in case that you are considering to go for a glass extension. Presence of different coatings on glazed glass can lead to a transparent or a reflective look. Fixed, bi-fold or slide open glaze panels make a positive impact on the look of the frames along with the final look of the design. Your glass extension will be viewed in the same way as any other extension without any special treatment because of the absence of glazed element.
Is your building suitable for an extension?
Whether the extension will be suitable for your house is dependent on the age of your property and the way in which you utilize the extension in your property. The requirement of specialists for deciding upon the extensions is dependent on the extent to which you wish to go for creating the design.
If you opt for installing a glass box extension, it will usually involve specialists for such level of design detailing. If the structure that you have finally decided upon is entirely made of glass, then a specialist is required to handle such a piece of work.
If you wish to go for a contemporary built that is complemented with a more conventional form of structure that is less complicated, then any suitably experienced residential architect and structural engineer will be able to help you along with a door supplier or glazing specialist. In case you decide to go with a bona fide glass box extension, such an extension is bound to be prove costly to you.
High-specification glass along with structural solutions and alterations to the rest of the house is bound to cost greater than building any conventional glass extension. As a complex design requires more work, you must be prepared to pay more for architect, designer, and structural engineer.
So before going for any glass extension, you need to be aware of the design, budget, and your requirement in order to reach a final conclusion. A glass extension certainly adds glamour and value to your house, the extent of which depends upon the choices made during the process of planning and designing.
It is wise to always opt for the best optimal solution so that when the task is complete, you are left with an achieved sense of satisfaction about the completed work.