Custom Addition with Glass Roof in Watertown, MA


by | Aug 21, 2018 | Construction

We’re best known for our line of custom glass spaces, skylights, roof elements, and enclosures. But what you might not know is that Sunspace Design is fully equipped to handle conventional construction of any sort. Before we were a glass design company, we were general construction professionals offering services throughout New England. This wealth of experience allows us to marry conventional construction principles with our glass design-build expertise. Whether we’re building the entire project, providing specialty glass components, or providing design work only, we can offer unique solutions to virtually any construction or renovation goals you might have. These solutions can be tailored to your style, your functionality requirements, and to the existing aesthetic of your home or commercial space.

This build journal explores the design and construction of a brand new addition for a client in Watertown, Massachusetts. We’re always enthusiastic to pair up with fellow professionals in the industry, and we got a chance to do that with this project: Our House Design+Build out of Reading, Massachusetts served as general contractor while we provided the design. The unique four-season room is conventionally built and includes a mahogany framed glass roof with high-performance, insulated glass. The addition of the glass roof is going to maintain high natural light levels in the space. This stunning natural sunlight will be passed on to an adjacent room in the home’s interior via the entry connecting the addition. Let’s explore the process:

Engineered blueprints of the left, front, and right elevations of a custom home addition designed by Sunspace Design for a client in Watertown, Massachusetts

A view of the left, front, and right elevations of this custom addition.
Our company is responsible for the design and has prepared multiple CAD drawings for the client.

Pre-framed roof and front-facing triangular glass wall frames are positioned carefully against the wall of the workshop they were constructed in

The pre-framed roof and front-facing triangular glass wall frames are complete and in our workshop.
These components are ready to be shipped from the workshop to the project site.

Conventionally constructed walls with a structural ridge beam added in anticipation of the arrival of custom glass roof and wall frames

The general contractor has completed the conventional walls and added a structural ridge beam.

Pre-framed roof and glass wall frames have been delivered to the job site by Sunspace Design and will soon become part of the custom addition

Pre-framed sections are delivered to the site and await installation by the Sunspace Design field crew.

Ladders left by workers are stacked against the side of a brand new home addition that has just had new assemblies installed before mahogany trim and insulated glass are added

The assemblies are installed. Next: mahogany trim and insulated glass.

A close-up look at the custom home addition's solid mahogany rafters

Solid mahogany rafters are now in place.

A look at a drill being used to attach mahogany rafters and a sill to the conventionally constructed addition's frame before fasteners are concealed

Rafters and a mahogany sill are being attached to the frame.
All fasteners will be concealed with the roof system is completed.

To Be Continued…

We’ll be updating this post as time goes on, so stay tuned for more updates as this custom Massachusetts addition comes together. In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about how our company can assist you with your conventional construction or custom glass design-build needs, we invite you to reach out to us. You can give us a call at 1-800-530-2505, use our contact form to submit your information, or send us an email at info@sunspacedesign.com. Ready for the home renovation you’ve been dreaming of? Contact us today.

SUNSPACE DESIGN
29 SEA MIST LN.
YORK, ME 03909

Sunspace Design has been the top choice in New England's glass structure industry since 1981. We specialize in the design and installation of custom-engineered glass roof systems, skylights, conservatories, orangeries, pool enclosures, greenhouses, and custom spaces of all types.
We welcome you to contact us for more information about our services.

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