How to get more natural light in a home - Grand Designs Magazine

Expert webinar on creating natural light and space in a home

Architects reveal how they maximise light and space with clever design and bespoke glazing

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Are you considering a self-build? Or planning a renovation to reimagine the space and get more natural light in your home? It can be hard to know where to start, so the experts at window, door and façade specialists Schüco have produced a must-watch webinar full of tips, advice and ideas on creating a light-filled home.

home renovation featuring large expanses of glazing and bifold doors to garden

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Expert advice

Michael Holmes, Chair of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), hosts a panel of architects in the Schüco Inspired Living webinar.

Kate Fischer of Chiltern Architecture Studio, Darren Bray of Studio B.A.D. Architects and Jane Burnside of Jane Burnside Architects talk through some of their favourite projects, including extensions and renovations to older properties, as well as important considerations when designing new homes.

They reveal how the use of bi-fold doors, sliding doors and bespoke glazing can transform a space and share advice on how to create a home filled with natural light and a sense of space.

Modern home with open bi-fold doors leading on to garden

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Inspired Living

Watch how the architects overcame challenges in conservation areas and places lacking in natural light, among other structural hurdles that can arise when building your own home or renovating a property. It’s impressive to see the difference bespoke glazing can make to a home.

The panel, along with Schüco Architectural Project Manager, Jordan Vincent, took time to thoughtfully answer questions from the viewers who tuned into the live stream of the webinar, held on 9 November 2021.

timber-clad home extension featuring modern glazing

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Are you constantly chasing light as it moves around your home? Are your windows smaller than you would like, minimising the light and view? Do you have a conservatory that’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? Do you long for more natural light and more space at home? If so, this webinar is for you.

With a host of impressive examples, the expert architectural panel share stories and imagery to demonstrate how you can bring natural light and a sense of space into your new build or renovation using bi-fold doors, sliding doors and bespoke glazing.

Watch the webinar for ideas on creating a home filled with natural light and a sense of space: