Sep 03, 2017 6:08 pm
Do opaque windows let enough light in? We are thinking of having 3 square (600x600) windows going up on the wall next to our staircase. The builder suggested opaque but I am worried they won't let enough light in, as they will be the only windows in a 7.5m hall.
Re: Opaque Windows?2
Sep 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Got a floorplan?
I don't think opaque windows reduce the light that much.
However your three windows only have a total area of 1.08sqm, less when you consider how the frames, which I think isn't very much at all for a 7.5m hall.
Re: Opaque Windows?5
Sep 04, 2017 3:13 pm
Just taken off the computer....best I could do at the moment! And I don't think the hallway is 7.5 long any more....I must have been thinking of an earlier version!!! But I am wondering if I would be better off with oblong windows rather than squares?
Re: Opaque Windows?9
Sep 05, 2017 4:43 pm
The size was the builder's suggestion and opaque for privacy from the next door neighbour. However as both were suggestions from the builder, I am open to other ideas!
Make you door standard width with a sidelight on each side. I agree with JB1 on the hall window, make it match the sidelights.
If this is not covered by the overloooking regs, then use plain glass in the stair windows.
Alternaively a skylight for the stairs.
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