b'3Installation ofPRODUCT Weused2200mmtallSMARTaluminiums the Quarter triple track sliders with slim line mullions for all the side elements, which provide a very slim30mmmullionsbetweenthesliding elements, really inviting the garden into the room.Therooflightscomprisedofaflatcircular Contemporarylight, and a large Atlas slim line aluminium roof structure designed with more glass and Zinc Orangery less frame in mindThezincroofwasdesignedwithawarm BRIEF roof construction in mind, with some of the insulation fitting between the joists and the We were asked to create and project managelowest possible pitch, so that we could cut thedesignandbuildofahighly-glazedlead work as tight up to the upstairs windows andtotallybespokesinglestoreyextensionAND have the doors as tall as possible. This onastonecottage.Thekeyaimsweretorequiredconsultationandnegotiationwith include a zinc roof, lots of light, a circular roofa very positive building inspector, who really light,stoneworkcutoutintothehouse,tallunderstoodthebriefandhelpedwiththe aspossiblefrontframes(withtheupstairsdelivery of the concept.windowsprovidingheightrestrictions)andThedesignincorporatedahiddengutter deliveryoftheprojectrightuptothepointdetailbehindtheZincfaciafaade,and where our clients could simply move furnitureprojectingeaveswithoutsidespotlights in. Our clients wanted minimal framing, and arecessed into a red-cedar soffit.feeling of being in the garden.PROCESS Followinginitialconsultationwithour clients,wedrewsomeinitial3Dconcepts, which were developed into the final versions readyforaplanningapplication.Building regulationsANDplanningpermission wasrequiredandwehandledallthese aspectswhichalsoinvolvedthestructural engineeringandcalculationsforthe steelwork. We dug footings, erected the steel and contracted a local expert Zinc roofer to put the skin on our warm roof structure. Thefinishesincludedanelectricunder floorheatedcontemporaryporcelaintiled floor,framelessslidingglassroomdivider, flush threshold options to eliminate tripping hazards, full electrics package, hidden drain detailtotheoutside,decorationandsome landscaping.Weliaisedwiththebuildinginspector throughouttothepointofsigningoffthe final certificate.OUTCOMEWeareextremelypleasedwiththeresults. Ourclientsreallylovethespace,and whatever the weather, they can be virtually sitting in the garden they love so much. It has become one of the most loved areas of the property, and has met all initial objectives.'