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The owners of this luxury detached property in Yorkshire started their journey towards building their dream self-build by calling into our Flagship Leeds showroom along with their architect. Together they talked through their plans with our Sales team, whilst exploring the premium products all displayed within the state-of-the-art show houses inside our showroom. Looking to create a modern, open-plan home they tweaked their plans based on what they liked in the showroom and the project moved forward with a new house filled with aluminium windows, bi-folding doors, a shaped, glazed gable, solar powered integral blinds & a modern, slab door kitchen from Prestons German kitchens.


The requirements for this new-build meant that our Leeds showroom was the ideal place for both the architect & the end users to visit.  The rare opportunity to see two companies in one place with Express Bi-Folding Doors products all showcased around various layouts and kitchen extensions, it became easy for the customers to envisage how their home would look with our doors and windows making up a large proportion of it. We supplied various casement windows throughout the property, as well as an inset lean-to roof installed into the houses tiled roof.

The rear elevation in particular is dominated by Express Bi-Folding doors. Three sets of our XP View bifolds span the full width of the open plan kitchen, living & dining area. A fourth set meets on a structural corner sat below a huge, gable shaped frame. The new kitchen area has been expertly designed into zones by the architect all screened by bi-folding doors which bring light and flexibility to each space. The living and dining area sit behind a three-panel bi-folding door. The main kitchen & breakfast bar leads straight out to a two-section bifold. The two folding doors in the snug is the space, which will be enjoyed most in the Summer. Both sets of folding doors open away from the corner post to create a huge opening that flows to the external patio area. Bespoke insulated pressings have been used to cloak off both the structural corner post & the steel between the returning bi-folding door & the shaped window above. to create a dramatic feature, very much in-keeping with this contemporary new space, whilst also blending the structure and three separate aluminium frames together.

The neutral colours’ and soft grey’s used internally compliment our anthracite grey products perfectly, with the doors and windows really popping bold colour into this glamourous space.

The results of this ambitious self-build are stunning, a luxury open-plan kitchen setting that dreams are made of. The whole property is bathed in natural light thanks to the huge array of glazing within it. The kitchen diner can all be screened by our solar powered integral blinds. Ideal for this minimalist space, the internal blinds ensure that no curtain rails or clunky bolt-on blinds were required, situated within the glass the blinds never need cleaning and simply fold away with the doors when they’re opened.

The home has been completed to the finest detail, it is a beautiful home and exactly the type of dwelling we try to inspire and help our customers create. The German kitchen from Prestons looks stunning and you can see numerous examples of their kitchens within our Leeds showroom, which is open seven days a week. You can see more information about German Kitchens for Less by Prestons by clicking here.



The house is filled with our aluminium window and door products throughout with more photos to follow in the Spring, most notably our XP View bi-folding doors were utilised in the impressive new kitchen & living area with four bespoke doors installed at the following sizes:

3585mm x 2305mm – three panels.

3545mm x 2300mm – three panels

2385mm x 2300mm – two panels

3120mm x 2285mm – three panels

3115mm x 2405mm – shaped gable frame.

All products in RAL 7016 anthracite grey, and all bifolds complete with S159 solar powered integral blinds. 

Any of our showrooms are the perfect starting point for any architect, designer or homeowner looking to embark on their own new-build or home renovation project.

Call into to either of our London showrooms in Romford, Essex or Weybridge in Surrey to meet and discuss your plans with our team. Our Glasgow showroom is the most extensive of its kind in Scotland and showcases our full product range.

The Home Space From Express

Our Leeds showroom is the place to visit if you are looking to carry out a kitchen extension because all our products are displayed alongside designer kitchens from our sister Company Express in the Home, so if you are based in Yorkshire you can work with both Express Companies to create a contemporary, luxury open-plan kitchen and living space just like this one.

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You can e-mail any plans, drawings, photos or just approximate sizes to our sales team for information, advice or a guideline on prices. We’re also happy to talk with you over the phone or face to face in any of our impressive showrooms or at any upcoming exhibition. Alternatively you can explore the product pages on our website or for more inspiration, ideas and examples of how bi-folding doors, sliding doors and aluminium can create beautiful, light-filled homes or look through more of our completed work in our online case studies. The thumbnails below are further examples of open-plan kitchens benefiting from a bespoke Express in the Home kitchen & our industry leading aluminium glazing products.

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