Using glass in a home extension

With a home extension, your usable space really opens up. Whether you want to incorporate your living space, your kitchen, or even your dining room, a home extension can make a huge difference. Using glass in a home extension can increase the amount of natural light in the room, and your home as a whole. So how can you make the glass work for you? Here at David Haworth Design, we are home extension specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to using glass in a home extension.

Why use glass in a home extension?

When you think of glass you may be tempted to consider it solely for windows, based on the understanding that:

  • glass is not thermally efficient so you will lose heat and have a cold home extension
  • glass can make it difficult to stop the room overheating in the summer

These issues can prevent people from finding out the truth about glass. In fact, innovations in design and creations of glass mean that:

  • types of glass are now available which are actually thermally effective and will insulate your home
  • strengthened glass is much stronger than ever before which makes it incredibly practical
  • glass can be incredible in any home extension, fitting with both a traditional and a modern home extension

Options for using glass in a home extension

There are a range of options for using glass in a home extension. These include:

  • full glass walls with full length windows
  • full length bi-fold doors- these can look very similar to full length windows but have the added practical benefits of actually opening fully to allow you to step outside
  • glass ceiling with roof lanterns

If you are looking for a professional company to help you create your dream home extension, look no further. Get in touch with our friendly and experienced team here at David Haworth Design.