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An architectural extension in Loughton, Essex

Nic Anthony architects were challenged with redesigning the rear of this family home in Essex. The brief from the homeowners specifically requested that the proposed designs included ‘creating a modern space that would make a strong statement’ and a further requirement that it ‘also needed to be child friendly with matching floor indoors and out’.

The architects met these requirements with a design that included adding a contemporary rear and side extension that has created an open plan family room including a kitchen plus dining and living area. The redesign has also greatly improved both access and views out to the rear garden.
The external doors were key to the design, so because they were going to be such a substantial investment the homeowners visited our Redhill showroom to view the potential products first hand. It was after the visit and after careful consideration and advice from our knowledgeable sales representatives that they opted for our premium lift and slide patio doors the XP Glide S.

This project was featured in Good Homes magazine, were the homeowners outlined their reasons for opting for sliding doors instead of folding doors ‘we realised that with a such a wide opening, once all the bi fold panels were pushed to one side and stacked up they would block out a lot of the garden view’ ‘I also find the sliding doors really easy to operate, I can open them with just one hand, even when carrying one of the children’.
The reason the doors are so light to operate is because of the lift and slide mechanism which allows the door to be locked in any open position but also lifts the glass from the running mechanism taking the majority of the weight, ensuring it slides with minimal effort. Another striking feature in this project are the two fixed picture windows are either side of the patio door, forming a glass bay that provides stunning views of the couple’s immaculate garden, as well as the additional flat roof skylights flood the extension with even more light.

The timber cladding on the extensions exterior has been painted a dark grey to match our modern XP Glide S sliding patio doors. The result is that the finished project perfectly meets the client’s requirements of creating a modern a space that makes a strong statement.

To see further projects from Nic Anthony architects you can visit their website by clicking here or their Houz profile by clicking here.

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