A Double Hip Steel Frame Skylight in Brookline, MA

by | Jun 13, 2022 | Construction

Today we’re proud to present yet another professional design-build collaboration: we partnered with KVC Builders of Waltham and Colin Smith Architecture of Lexington to engineer and install a double hip steel frame skylight for clients in Brookline, Massachusetts. The resulting collaboration was streamlined and efficient, with Sunspace Design stepping in to provide the specific glass construction services needed to realize the architect’s vision. Let’s take a closer look at the build process.

Two structural drawings:
1) A look at the skylight rafter plan, and 2) a portion of the steel frame.

The king post layout for the hip sections.
The skylight rafters will feature mortise and tenon joinery.

The steel frame is in the shop.
We’re ready for the mahogany to be applied!

Ridge mahogany and the king post are fastened to the steel frame.

The frame is now assembled. It’s time to bring it to the job site!

The skylight assembly is installed on the curb prepared by the general contractor.

High-performance insulated glass is set into the frame.

The skylight’s glass installation is nearly completed.

The skylight is ready for copper caps and flashing.

A completed view of the fully assembled skylight!

The new double hip skylight will allow ample sunlight to enter the space below.

We’re a flexible design-build firm who can serve as general contractor, or offer custom subcontracting services as needed. Whether you’re a homeowner interested in an addition to your property or an industry professional looking for the right firm to tackle a complicated skylight or glass addition, Sunspace Design is here for you. Want to learn more about our services? Reach out! You can tell us all about your project by using our contact form, shooting us an email at info@sunspacedesign.com, or calling us at 1-800-530-2505. Ready to let the light in?

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