If gaining extra light and linking your home to the garden is a priority, then frameless glazing and sliding pocket doors are your friends. creating a seamless look, they’ll minimise barriers to light entering the house and offer uninterrupted views of the outdoors. they can also reduce the visual impact of your extension, both on your own property and your neighbour’s home.
this terraced house in north London was enclosed and dark before coffey architects reworked the rear and side returns, linking them to the garden. the low-impact design is a subtle interplay of solids and voids, with the existing brick walls extended along the lines of the party wall, an almost invisible roof window that opens up the extension to the sky, and frameless sliding glass pocket doors that bring the outside in. minimal Windows sells doors like these, from around £1,200sq m.