Custom Addition with Glass Roof in Watertown, MA
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:
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.
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.
The general contractor has completed the conventional walls and added a structural ridge beam.
Pre-framed sections are delivered to the site and await installation by the Sunspace Design field crew.
The assemblies are installed. Next: mahogany trim and insulated glass.
Solid mahogany rafters are now in place.
Rafters and a mahogany sill are being attached to the frame.
All fasteners will be concealed with the roof system is completed.
A view along the roof frame toward the house.
We’ll soon be adding insulated glass.
We’ve been hard at work!
Here’s a look at the full addition located at the rear of the client’s home.
A look at the side elevation.
Note the conventionally constructed walls and custom mahogany glass roof with copper.
A front-facing view of the new addition showing the gable end of the roof.
The mahogany roof frame has been outfitted with insulated glass.
A view from the interior of the new space.
When it’s time to let the light in, give us a call.
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 email@example.com. Ready for the home renovation you’ve been dreaming of? Contact us today.
Original Post Date: 2018-08-21
Last Updated: 2019-05-14