A Conservatory Glass Roof Lantern in Salem, MA
Whether we’re using the latest CAD technologies to develop fully engineered architectural drawings, working in our well-equipped shop to prepare custom engineered glass components, or constructing your project at the job site, we have one overarching goal: to provide you with the finest custom glass construction in the industry.
Today’s Construction Showcase entry features a stunning conservatory built in Salem, MA. This is one of the few projects featured on our website where we were not the principal designers. We worked with Foley Fiore Architecture out of Cambridge, MA to realize a beautiful design that complimented the homeowner’s residence.
We had worked with Foley Fiore in the past, and we weren’t surprised by the gorgeous conservatory design they created for their client. As always, we were eager to offer our unique, custom services to help the project along. Our key role in the project was the provision of a custom engineered glass roof and lantern. Our components were brought in after the general contractor had prepared the site for us. We take pride in the relationships we maintain with some of the best architects, builders, and craftsmen in the industry and we think you’ll be pleased by the results of this collaboration.
As we explain on our page dedicated to partnerships with other industry professionals, our involvement in a project is flexible. We can simply manufacture and install key glass components, or we can handle a project’s design from scratch. It all depends on the needs of the client. In this case we served our client by ensuring that their new glass roof system would be a stunningly beautiful component of their brand new space. Let’s explore the process through the images below:
The architects at Foley Fiore Architecture created a beautiful conservatory design.
The design incorporates subtle, elegant glass roof details: our specialty!
Before work begins, an aging add-on room needs to be demolished.
This space will soon be transformed via the magic of our custom glass design process.
Our shop process involves the milling of rough mahogany.
The milling process can be tedious! Every board must be perfectly planed and dressed.
This rafter will wrap a steel flitch and become a major structural component.
Our design team ensures that everything is concealed.
This structural ridge depicts the kingpost, steel flitch, and steel extensions.
These will mortise into the tops of the glass roof lantern’s rafters.
The shop components have been neatly stacked in preparation for delivery.
Our gear and components are packed and ready for delivery and installation!
We bring each project from design to completion with the help of a trusted, expert construction team.
The general contractor has prepared the site for Sunspace Design.
The conservatory walls are up and the common wall is stripped.
Structural LVLs with steel plates form the support for the upper glass lantern.
A view of the lantern carrying beams from below.
The custom glass roof components are beginning to take shape.
With the carrying beams in place, assembly continues.
Here’s an image of the completed solid wood conservatory roof system frame.
Installation of the lantern glass is complete.
Copper flashing and standing seam copper glazing caps leave a striking impression.
This glass roof is going to be a sight for sore eyes!
Our team continues on to the lower roof section.
Additional glass installation will soon begin.
A view of the standing seam copper roof caps.
A nice touch!
A view of the roof taken from above.
This photo really shows off the elegant design of the roof’s structural elements.
The exterior of the conservatory is almost complete!
A view of the custom glass roof lantern facing away from the interior entry.
This roof will introduce incredible levels of sunlight to the area below.
Another view of the custom roof lantern.
The execution of this custom glass roof is truly stunning.
The sky is the limit!