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House on Rutland Waterki

Julian Marsh + Jerzy Grochows

A bay window and an oval window set in a copper wall

The dwelling - a 1960s brick bungalow with a pitched tiled roof - has been altered and extended. The additions include a bay window (shown far right) and a fixed oval window (shown right) which is set in a copper wall.

The south-facing bay window, which occupies the position of the original front door, lights the 'snug', a part of the living room raised on a timber platform. The timber frame of the bay window projects from this platform. The roof and west side are clad with lead; the south and east sides are glazed with minimal detailing, suggesting that the two materials slide into each other.

A steel frame, bolted to the brickwork, runs round the bay roof to stabilise it and serve as a drip. The glass is set into an angle at the base and a channel at the top. Both panes were slid into position from the corner, and the resulting butt joint sealed with silicone. The bay is screened by a top-hung sliding/folding screen of mdf panels.

The oval 'fish-eye' window is set in a stud wall clad with waved copper strips. It is.part of a new extension to the rear, raised to give a view of the lake. The wall projects on both sides and the edges are trimmed with a copper profile, round which the waved copper strips are folded. The copper roof drains back to a valley gutter.

The window frame is formed of shaped sections of hardwood. On the outside it projects slightly proud of the copper cladding and the edge is trimmed with a ply bead and sealed with silicone. Inside it is trimmed with a white u-pvc plaster stop which was bent and fixed to follow the curve.

The copper wall abuts a glazed door and window, the frames of which are concealed behind the copper cladding.

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