A Custom Triangular Skylight in Chesterfield, NH

by | Jun 18, 2019 | Construction

The Sunspace Design team is comfortable working in virtually any environment when completing glass structure projects. We’ve built massive glass roof installations, specialized automated greenhouses, elegant Victorian conservatories, and other custom projects in environments ranging from urban centers to rural farmland. But we’re always excited when our work takes us to spaces that are especially beautiful. This build journal explores one such project: the completion of a custom triangular skylight and glass folding wall system for a new lakeside addition at Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.

The clients wanted an addition to their lake residence which would feature a dramatic skylight system and collapsible window walls. Imagine sunshine entering from a skylight above and a fresh lake breeze arriving through opened window walls and you’ll have a good idea of the project’s goal! Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of the progress to date:

A front elevation of the project depicting the folding glass walls.
Each project begins as a series of professional CAD drawings.

A look at the rafter plan layout.

A classic “before” photo taken prior to the Sunspace team’s start.
You can see the roof section where the custom triangular skylight will be installed.

The solid mahogany hip rafters have been cut and fit to the template.
We’re now ready for the remaining rafters to be cut and installed.

The custom triangular skylight frame has been delivered to the job site.

The frame is now being prepped for the crane operator.

The crane operator lifts the frame into position.

We’re almost ready to install the glass.
Note Spofford Lake’s pristine waters in the background. A nice place to work!

A better view of the new addition depicting our custom folding glass walls.
The custom skylight frame fits snugly into the roof section.

Glass has been installed.
We used high-performance, insulated, argon gas-filled Solar Ban 70XL units.

A view of the addition with the skylight glass in place.
Our team is now ready to move onto the copper cladding work.

A front elevation view with the folding glass walls closed.

The flashing has been prepared.
We’re now ready to complete the roofing work.

A closer look at the skylight prior to roofing completion.

A view of the folding glass walls opened on all sides.
Imagine the breeze!

If your desired home project isn’t described by one of our glass construction product categories, don’t worry! We’re able to design a custom plan unique to your home renovation goals. Each project is tailored to the visual style of the existing residence. With almost 40 years of experience designing and building custom glass additions in residential and commercial spaces throughout New England, we’re confident that we’re the right team for you. To learn more about how we can help you on your journey, contact us via phone at 1-800-530-2505, via email at info@sunspacedesign.com, or via our website’s contact form. When you’re ready to let the light in, consider Sunspace Design.

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