Projects were appointed to engineer and install an automated roof access glass box onto a luxury carpet and rug gallery in Chelsea. The renovation of Deirdre Dyson’s carpet gallery included a new automated roof access box in order to gain access onto a new roof terrace on the top of the building and allow light to filter down the staircase. Using this sliding rooflight, customer’s eyes are drawn towards the terrace of the roof due to the natural light coming through the gallery. The floating steel staircase that runs through the centre of the building allows this natural light to filter through the below floors and also brought natural light into the basement that had been opened up to create an office and studio.
When the automated rooflight slides open it reveals a frameless glass balustrade that has been integrated into the minimal construction of the automated roof access box. This glass balustrade has been added next to the staircase to increase safety once the automated rooflight has been opened.
The automated sliding rooflight used on this project was the GM:3D2 rooflight from IQ’s Glassmotion range. The roof access box was installed against a wall with all motorisation and rails fixed against the vertical solid structure.
This product, in particular, allows easy access to the rooftop terrace where various events are held throughout the year. By installing this sliding rooflight IQ Projects have been able to provide more space for the gallery and a fantastic outdoor space.