A Two-Storey Sunroom in Chatham, MA
The sunroom is perhaps America’s most well-known type of predominantly glass enclosure. Ranging in quality from the prefabricated vinyl structures of the 50s and 60s to fully custom modern designs built using high-quality materials, sunrooms are a great way for families to enjoy natural sunlight in a protected, comfortable environment. Today’s build journal explores the design and installation of a gorgeous two-storey sunroom for clients in Chatham, MA (the southeastern tip of Cape Cod). The project features solid mahogany frames, copper exterior cladding, and high-performance Solarban 70 insulated glass. To complete the project we teamed up with a local general contractor, A3 Architects, Inc. out of Dennis, MA, and Brancaleone Engineering out of Gloucester, MA. Let’s take a closer look at the build process.
A front elevation drawing of the new sunroom.
A side-cross elevation drawing of the new sunroom.
The wall and roof components are being built in our shop and will be transported to the job site for assembly.
The general contractor has established the opening. The upper area of the site has been tarped for protection against rain.
The interior of the upper level is under construction.
A look at the upper level from the exterior.
The upper level glass is now in place. The lower level is ready for the frame.
The lower level wall frame is in place.
The roof frame has been added to the lower level. We’re now preparing for glass installation.
The lower level glass has been set in place.
Copper cladding has been installed on the lower glass wall. The roof is now ready for copper.
This view of the front wall offers a great look at the copper cladding.
Copper cladding is being installed on the roof.
Exterior copper work on this two-storey sunroom is nearing completion.
An interior view of the first floor’s glass wall and glass roof.