Walk This Way: Glazed WalkwaysPublished on 6th March 2016
Glazed walkways are such a versatile feature; they can be added to an existing home to create a sheltered area which connects a courtyard, or used to bring disparate areas of a barn or similar conversion together as one. Alternatively, you could employ a glazed walk way as a room in its own right, to link two previously independent parts of your property together, or create a covered walk way which leads to the drive, and provides protection on wet and windy days.
The recent popularity of the barn conversion we undertook in Cheltenham, which received a ‘Best of Houzz 2016’ award last month, has put the glazed walk way firmly back into Apropos’ collective consciousness. And we’re hoping to imbed it in yours too! There is just something so elegant about these structures; comprised entirely of glass and aluminium, with some of the slimmest sight lines around and tailor made to your individual requirements, glazed walkways allow a window onto nature like no other structure we know off.
Usually, we design and manufacture glazed walk ways for clients who are taking on a self-build project or large scale conversion and the merging of a modern glazed link way with converted barn buildings or period properties is a breath taking one. But we want to bring the glazed walk way into the public eye for use in smaller scale projects and believe them to be a brilliant solution for many homes. With open plan living currently in high demand, but not always possible for every property, the glazed link way can offer the perfect compromise. Allowing you to create the same light, bright and airy spaces in your home that an open plan layout would offer.
By connecting two areas of your home with a glazed walk or link way you’ll be letting natural light into both rooms, and creating an open plan thorough fare, if you will, which allows for easy movement between the two spaces. Glazed link ways are also an effective way to make the most of dead space such as courtyards and unused outbuildings in your home; adding space as well as a stunning architectural addition to the property.