“We always loved the house, but hated the kitchen and how dark and small it was. Now, we honestly love it. It’s bright and spacious and our favourite part of the house.”

That was the reaction from a Surrey couple after two Whitesales em.glaze flat glass rooflights were installed in a new ground floor extension to their early 20th century end-terrace property.

The 5.5m wide x 4m deep extension replaced an old utility room on the back of the house, transforming the kitchen complete with rooflights, bifold doors and a living green roof.

The Whitesales em.glaze rooflights were specified by architect, One World Design, in response to the brief which was to bring as much as light as possible into the north facing rear of the house.

The couple added: “The kitchen and the garden face north, so previously the rear of the house was always gloomy, and this affected the whole of the ground floor. We were chatting to one of our neighbours about the build and they said they had decided against doing the same thing a few years ago because they thought the finished result would be too dark. Now that they have seen how good our kitchen looks, they have just signed off their plans ready to build something very similar.”

The extension was completed over a four month period, with Whitesales supplying the em.glaze rooflights direct to site for installation by builders Heronlake Construction. The living roof was added after the rooflights by Green Roofing.

A full installation video is available at bit.ly/3TgsXIM


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