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Glazing for garage conversions: exciting solutions

8 July 2021
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Transform your Garage: ideas for glazing your conversion

Thinking about maximising the existing space in your home? Loft conversions and garage conversions have the potential to be flexible living areas, inspirational home studios or purposeful gyms and offices. 

For many of us, home conversion is a practical alternative to a more pricey extension project and a lot less impactful on family life. And if you’ve started the process, door and window design will inevitably be at the top of your list. 

Bold, creative solutions

The right glazing for your project will make all the difference to its success and appeal. Wall to wall glass, sliding doors and even a glass roof will transform a low, poorly-lit interior into a light, bright space that connects to the outside. 

If you talk to a specialist glazing designer right at the start of your planning process, you’ll get inspiring examples, expert advice and adventurous design solutions you didn’t think possible! 

 

Sliding doors and glass walls for drama

Sliding patio doors, sometimes combined with additional fixed glass panels, create fabulous glass walls with uninterrupted views. So if your garage looks out over a great slice of the garden, or your loft gives you access to a wider landscape, we suggest you look at a sliding system such as ODC Cero. This system will give you floor to ceiling glass and dramatically alter the interior. Cero has minimal aluminium frames, opens effortlessly and can have individual glass panels up to four metres wide and six metres high! If you want a new space with a wow factor, a bespoke sliding system will deliver.

ODC Cero sliding doors for garage extension or home conversion space
A two-panel set of slimline Cero sliding doors maximises light in an opening

 

Corner glazing to connect to the outdoors

Corner glazing is an exciting option for a garage with two outward-facing walls. By installing two sets of sliding glass doors at 90 degrees you’ll in effect have a fabulous wrap-around glass room and a bright, light-filled interior with a strong connection to the outside. It’s a perfect solution for additional dining and living space in use all year round. 

Corner glazing created by two sets of sliding doors
Corner glazing: two sets of sliding doors to open up to the outside

 

See more of this project’s wrap-around sliding doors, large fixed windows and stunning multi-sectional rooflight for inspiration.

 

versatile bifold doors FOR garage conversions

Folding doors might work better for your converted space – it’s a useful discussion to have early on with your glazing supplier. Getting hands-on at a showroom to appreciate the differences between sliding and folding systems is always a good idea. Bifold doors give you the maximum opening width, which is great for smaller openings. When combined with flush floor fittings, they’re a practical and versatile option for many projects. Bifold designs work well for busy kitchens as well as gyms and offices. 

aluminium bifold doors for kitchen - glazing style for converting a garage
Three-panel bi-folding system for a smaller opening

 

Read more about our range of high-performance bifold doors.

Transformational glass roofs 

A bespoke glass roof system will revolutionise any garage conversion design. It’s a great solution if privacy or aspect requires you to restrict the size of doors or windows, and is ideal for a tucked-away home office or business. Slim contemporary aluminium frames can span an entire garage. Rooflines can be pitched or sloping to transform a low-ceilinged interior. Invisible horizon installations with glass to glass joints will add drama to your design. Glass roofs can be specified with integral rooflights with automated opening panels for controlled ventilation – designs are totally custom built for purpose. 

Glass roof for extension, lighting up a garage conversion
Glass roof structures for converted spaces can be designed with standard glass panels up to 4000mm x 2000mm, but even larger bespoke sizes are possible!

 

Check out this large roof lantern installation – it might be just the ideal glazing solution for your converted garage.

 

Safe, warm and secure all year round

If you’re wondering if glass walls or floor to ceiling glazing will make your converted space chilly and difficult to heat, be assured that high-performance architectural glazing has the highest thermal insulation, safety and security standards – as well as great aesthetics. ODC systems are typically specified by architects for homes in exposed and coastal locations – and so be reassured, your conversion will stay cosy and snug, whatever the weather.  

Wintergarden for home extension or if you convert a garage into living space
A pitched glass roof structure, rooflights and bi-folding doors will transform a garage

 

See more of this home’s delightful, versatile family space – it’s a narrow terraced London house, but its glazing design could inspire your garage conversion.

High-quality glazing for home conversions and extensions is manufactured to exacting industry standards – you can read more about Acceptable Glass Standards in our Knowledge Hub. 

If you’d like any guidance on glazing for your project, please give us a call on 03300 586 792 or complete our contact form today. We’re happy to help.

 

 

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