London Home Transformed with a Little Help from Xtralite

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London Home Transformed with a Little Help from Xtralite

A stunning c.1930’s detached property situated in the sought after borough of Golders Green in North London has been transformed during a full refurbishment programme. And, in order to bring the gloomy, traditional home to life and equip it for 21st century life, products from leading roof light manufacturer Xtralite were commissioned to bring natural light into the property.

The project was an impressive, contemporary scheme which utilised a range of materials and design features one of which was the use of Xtralite rooflights to allow more natural light to penetrate a ground floor bedroom whilst also being sturdy enough to walk on from the balcony area above. Xtralite was chosen for its ability to provide high quality rooflights and robust solutions to rooflight issues.

“Fulfilling the client’s wishes in terms of allowing natural light to flood into the room below and retaining heat was of the utmost importance and we were confident that Xtralite would be able to deliver this,“ commented Rohith Singoor, Contracts Manager for Vascroft Contractors Ltd. “Its X Glaze product allowed the rooflight to be lightweight, yet robust enough to cope with regular foot traffic on the decked balcony/flat roof above.”

Walk On
Of prime consideration during the project was the necessity for the rooflight to be ‘walk on’ and Xtralite was able to provide the perfect solution to this with its X Glaze traversable rooflight, which also delivered thermal qualities and strength. The walk on units, which are able to be fitted directly to a builder’s kerb comprise a 44.9mm double glazed glass system and a versatile monopitch which has a double glazing unit of 28.4mm.  All units have a low E coating and are Aron filled to give a U value of 1.1W/M2Ko.  In this case all frames were specially polyester powder coated to match the client’s choice of vertical glazing.

“This specialist commission gave us an opportunity to not only showcase our product and its light permitting and heat retaining capabilities, but also show them in a design led refurbishment that required great strength to allow foot traffic on this flat roof/decked scenario,”   commented Jim Lowther Sales Director for Xtralite  “Our X Glaze product provided the perfect solution offering easy installation and was aesthetically pleasing and clearly demonstrates the versatility and robustness of our products in a range of applications.”

Further information can be found by visiting the Xtralite website here or by calling 01670 354 157

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