Porch complete

Tom Hughes

The Geze sliding door works like a charm and has appropriately minimal lines.

Our clients have sent us these pictures following the successful completion of their "porch that turns a house around".

The porch features a brick plinth that creates a seat within the space, and a superstructure made of standard sized galvanised steel channels. At the top of the structure, the channels form structural gutters which carry the rain away without the need for an overhang.

The overall effect is of a large three-sided window frame: one window faces the sky to allow natural light into the existing kitchen window, one holds the welcoming entrance door and the third frames views down the garden from the kitchen sink.

Simple looking projects are not always easy to complete, and the glazing contractor found it impossible to get the right door components from Geze UK for this one. However a couple of nicely worded emails to the uber efficient head office in Germany unlocked the supply chain and the key component eventually made it to site.

In place, the sliding door works like a charm and has appropriately minimal lines... Everyone happy in the end!

 The upper channels are structural gutters, channeling water away without requiring an overhang.

The upper channels are structural gutters, channeling water away without requiring an overhang.

The porch has a brick plinth/seat with the main structure in galvanised steel. A high proportion of glass allows plenty of daylight in through the kitchen window and maintains views down the garden.