This glazed link was designed using slim steel columns bolted securely to mass concrete footings (later hidden under planting). We designed a floating ring-beam with slim rafters to support large laminated glass panels with floating edges. The rear of the frame was also going to be supported on columns but design development with the client allowed us to re-engineer the supports to be wall-fixed and placed to suit the existing windows. The other column centres were then adjusted to match.
Swiss-made stainless steel cross ties provide sway-stability for the frame, that is designed to allow rainwater to run back to an existing gutter. The end glass panels were then shaped to accommodate the intersection of the 2 slopes.
In order to reduce maintenance to a minimum all steelwork was galvanised and powder-coated after factory fabrication, and the top surface of the glass was factory treated with Rietc Clearshield to help keep it clean.