Delightful outdoor terrace in a five-storey Victorian townhouse in Chelsea

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It’s easy to see why outdoor spaces are so highly desired among potential homebuyers. However, with space often at a premium, architects, designers and house builders are looking for creative ways to provide this luxury living space. This is where access rooflights can provide an excellent solution. In this article we show you how a Sliding Rooflight is used.

Sliding Rooflight on Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects

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Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects

Ambitious and complex project: complete internal rebuild

According to Stephen Fletcher Architects this project is their most ambitious and complex to date. Their primary objective was to increase the sense of space throughout the restricted property. It has involved the complete remodelling and extension of a five-storey Victorian townhouse in Chelsea, including the excavation of an additional basement level beneath the footprint of the house, vaults and most of the rear garden. The internal rebuild was so extensive, with the relocation of an architecturally impressive staircase, that only the front façade and the roof of the original house remain.

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects
Sliding Rooflight: opening access onto the roof terrace

The staircase finally terminates at roof level, which is accessed via a sliding skylight. The dark grey polished plaster wall behind runs right down the stairwell to the first floor landing.
Glazing Vision’s Sliding Over Rooflight was specified as providing the best solution, given the limited roof space and was made to a bespoke size. Supported on tracks installed on the roof, the double-glazed rooflight abuts a fixed wall on one short side, and is framed on the adjacent side by an elegant glass weathered upstand, a nod to the glass balustrade of the staircase below.

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects staircase

Its simple yet sophisticated sliding mechanism is electronically controlled at the touch of a button retracting the entire section of glazing, thereby providing an unimpeded, 100% clear-opening access from the stairwell out onto the roof terrace.

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects

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Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects staircase

Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects bathrooms

Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects interior

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects staircase

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects staircase

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects interior

Sliding Rooflight on roof terrace Glebe Place by Stephen Fletcher Architects staircase

Architect: Stephen Fletcher Architects

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