A Custom Skylight in Hingham, MA

by | Sep 26, 2023 | Construction

Welcome to Sunspace Design’s latest build journal — a photo journey series where we illuminate the path to architectural excellence by showing you the nuts and bolts of custom glass craftsmanship. Today’s journal takes us to Hingham, Massachusetts, where a new home under construction is receiving a custom skylight to create a captivating sitting room enhanced by the beauty of natural sunlight.

At the heart of our involvement in the project is the skylight itself: a 12′ x 5′ custom mahogany framed double hip unit that was primed in our shop and transported to the job site to minimize build times. Collaborating seamlessly with Anderson Structural Engineering from Marshfield, Massachusetts, and working hand in hand with the experienced team at Pinsonneault Builders from Falmouth, Massachusetts, Sunspace Design brought our glass design expertise to the fore.

The skylight serves as the crown jewel of the sitting room and is located centrally on the ceiling. The choice of PPG SolarBan 70 insulated glass and a copper-clad glazing system epitomizes the blending of aesthetics with performance. Join us to take a look at how it all came together.

An engineered drawing of the curb plan (top) and the rafter plan (bottom).

The king post with mortise and tenon rafter connections is assembled in our woodworking shop.

The solid mahogany skylight frame is fully assembled in the shop prior to job site delivery.

The skylight has been delivered to the job site.
Sunspace installers prepare to lift the unit into place on the roof.

The general contractor has provided the roof’s structural opening.

The assembled mahogany skylight frame is now in place.

High-performance PPG SolarBan 70 insulated glass units are installed.
The skylight is ready for the copper-clad glazing system.

Copper is installed at the eave and over the roof curb.

The copper-clad skylight exterior is now complete!

An interior view of the double hip skylight.
Interior finishes will soon begin.

Sunspace Design proudly brought this custom skylight from inception to realization. Our dedicated team achieved the client’s goals through careful design, expert manufacturing, and precise field installation. We invite potential clients to explore the vast range of glass design possibilities with Sunspace Design by reaching out to us via our user-friendly contact form, sending us an email at info@sunspacedesign.com, or simply giving us a call at 1-800-530-2505.

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