Amber Heights, Guildford

Bi-Folding Doors
Extensions & Renovations
Windows & Roofs

Background

The owners of this traditional detached property in Surrey wanted to replace their existing timber windows and doors with aluminium to not only refresh the look of the home but to benefit from maintenance free doors & windows. They employed local design practice Goodall Design to aid with the home’s upgrade, which included removing an old conservatory and replacing with a pitched roof extension to create an open plan kitchen & dining area that would connect with the large rear garden.

With plans in place the homeowners & architect visited our Surrey showroom in Redhill to look at our products and discuss their project with our experienced sales team.

What we Delivered

Our Scenic casement windows have been used throughout. We ripped out the existing timber windows & replaced with our sleek aluminium windows. The Scenic casement windows we manufacture are perfect for replacement installations & new build homes. Boasting slim & equal sightlines throughout the sash is so slim that the handle sits within the glazing bead. Clean lines & great looks are complemented further by minimal maintenance, Secured by Design accreditation for added peace of mind plus superb thermal performance with an energy rating of A++ and overall U values as low as 1.

Due to the size of the property, we have installed various single & French doors throughout, but the rear elevation reaps the main benefit of our products with three XP View bi-folding doors utilised to stunning effect.

The warm & comfortable snug area complete with stove fire & drape curtains contains two sets of French doors that flank a four-panel bi-folding door. This is a truly year-round room that can be dark, private & cosy throughout the winter or an evening, and light, airy & literally part of the garden during a family BBQ or through the Spring & Summer months.

The kitchen extension contains full height glazing on its three elevations. A six panel bifold door runs the full width of the space, while the larger return can be completely opened also with a three panel bifold complete with everyday access door, which is mirrored on the smaller return by a matching side door. Coupled with Velux rooflights in the pitched roof the full height folding doors ensure that the kitchen is bathed in natural light, whilst drinking in the beautiful Surrey countryside. The doors meet on two corners fixed to two structural steel posts. After the installation was complete, we measured & installed bespoke, insulated aluminium pressings to minimise the thickness of the steel & to ensure a cohesive look to the three separate doors, which form the glazed perimeter of the new extension.

Electronically operated integral blinds add to the contemporary twist added to this home. Alleviating the need for curtains the blinds are operated by remote control to manage the sunlight or close completely for privacy. Manual operated sliding blinds have been used throughout in the casement windows also. Integral blinds are perfect for bi-folding doors at they literally fold away with the doors when they’re opened. Inside the windows they’re a perfect solution also, they never need cleaning & don’t gather dust or moisture so are perfect for windows in kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms.

Finally, we manufactured & installed one of our distinctive Premium entrance doors. The finishing touch to this contemporary renovation. The Caverro style front door immediately adds a modern twist to this traditional home & hints at the renewed & fresh feel visitors will see once inside. We offer two ranges of quality front doors our Premium range like utilised on this project and our more cost effective XP77 range of front doors. Available in bespoke sizes, any colour and a range of characteristic designs our front entrance doors are the perfect design statement when setting out the tone of your home.

The homeowners are delighted with the finished results. The home has kept its warmth, charm and character but feels modern & secure. The rear elevation ticks all the boxes for today’s home renovations trends, light & open spaces, inside-outside living, views out to the garden & beyond and a seamless connection to the outside space. A beautifully renovated home that is perfectly suited to be enjoyed twelve months a year.

Products Used

Scenic Windows – Various sizes throughout.

Caverro Style Premium Entrance Door – 940mm x 2110mm

XP View bi-folding doors – 5164mm x 2100mm (six panels) 3104mm x 2100mm (three panels) 3394mm x 2112mm (four panels)

Electronically operated Uniblinds in the bi-folding doors.

Manual operated SV Uniblinds in the aluminium windows.

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