Stunning modern home in Scotland with a glazed gable end

Why glazed gables make a statement

Why glazed gables make a statement

Whether you are building a brand new home or renovating, designing a property that amplifies light is usually high on the agenda.

Glass facade completed by specialist Scottish Architects Gray & Dick

During the summer months when we enjoy lighter nights, many of us wish that our homes brought in more light and had an outside-in feel. Adding a glazed gable could achieve just that, as well as significantly contributing to your property’s architectural appeal.

Whether you are building a brand new home or renovating, designing a property that amplifies light is usually high on the agenda. A great way to do this is by incorporating a glazed gable as part of a complete glass wall that spans the height of your property. When it comes to flooding your house with natural light, large spans of glazing are an effective solution. By positioning them into the peak of your roof, light is maximised, and you can benefit from views from all storeys.

Glazed gables work well with other glass elements too, such as glazed doors, to create a really striking overall aesthetic for your home. If you have a central chimney on the gable end, both sides of it can be glazed to create a statement design feature. There are many options, depending on how you want your property to look and feel as well as its layout and location.

Expansive glazing is fantastic for uninterrupted scenic views, but do bear in mind that if your home is in a metropolitan area overlooking other properties, obtaining planning permission may be more of a challenge. At Gray & Dick we can work with you to ensure you have the right balance of light and views while minimising impact on surrounding properties and neighbours.

Whether it’s a new-build, period property or barn conversion, there’s nothing quite like glazed gables to make a real design statement.

At Gray & Dick, we have extensive experience in residential projects. Our in-house design service allows us to provide a suitable solution for any situation. Ready to get started with your project? Get in touch with us and we will be happy to advise.


Our Services

Gray & Dick is a market leader in the design, supply and installation of structural glazing, architectural metalwork and high-quality cladding systems. With over four decades of experience in the industry, we have developed as a business to provide a specialist service in the design, manufacture and installation of glazed structures comprising glass facades, rooflights, canopies, lift-shafts and walkways in addition to bespoke domestic projects.


To contact one of the team from Gray & Dick, call us on 0141 952 9619 or send us a message via our website contact page.

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