Pavement Light - Cellar

A difficult one ...
The light-well to my cellar is currently capped with a steel plate and
concrete.
The level of the path (which incorporates this capping) is too high for
the damp course so I'm having it dug up and having clay pavers laid at a
lower level.
It seems to me a wasted opportunity not to install some sort of
'pavement light' into the new path to provide natural light for the
cellar below (I'll add more air bricks for ventilation).
Limitations:
The pavement light needs to be flush with the block paving and able to
bear the weight of someone walking obliquely over it because it's very
close to an outward opening door (having an inward opening door is not
part of the solution space!)
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Reply to
Rob Griffiths
You could try finding the price of walkable glass
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a possible supplier. I'm interested in a similar solution myself but it's not an immediate requirement. I'll be interested to hear where this ends up. Email address is as written. Similar products from
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I'm sure I saw them walking on glass in an old 'Grand Designs' project, some oak framed house. Another one
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of these must be useful?!
Fash
Reply to
Fash
In article ,
Oh I've done a lot of googling and a lot of phone calling. Getting a company specialising in pavement lights would definitely cost over a grand - they're bespoke ...
Rob
Reply to
Rob Griffiths
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I would weld up a grid of inverted T shaped steel, drop loose fitting glass blocks into that, on rubber, mastic or similar to provide a cushion, and grout between them with a cement based grout. You could probably also weld in a couple of flat bars down one side, that were a few millimetre apart and that came a bit above path level (helps keep water out), to provide a built-in ventilation slot.
Colin Bignell
Reply to
nightjar
Whatever you do, painting the sides of the glass blocks white before embedding them will increase your light level.
NT
Reply to
meow2222
and if its next to a wall, a sheet of polished metal or even just white paint on the wall would add more light input.
NT
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meow2222

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