Yes, it is official, I have come up with a name for this project. All will become clear in the coming weeks.
The steel superstructure is all in place and the ground floor concrete slab is about to go down. The job is really motoring along now thanks to the hard work put in by the team. We were originally due to retain the existing ground floor level, but a canny suggestion from the Contractor (and an affordable offer for the variation to the works) meant we will dramatically improve the ground floor layout, not only be increasing the ceiling height, but increasing the amount of daylight passing into the building.
As mentioned above, the lowering of the ground floor level will allow us to maximise the amount of light that can permeate into the building. The challenge with rear extensions we find, is managing the design to protect the light levels as the building becomes deeper. You will see the techniques we are using to mitigate this, as The Glass House develops.
More updates from the Glass House coming soon.