The Rutland Road project is a true story of creating a space to live that others will love.
Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate town centre the home owners regularly passed another stunning Express project – Firs House. Having admired the house in passing they decided to drop an envelope into Firs House outlining their admiration for the windows. Luckily for us the letter was answered, the windows were of course manufactured and installed by Express Bi folding Doors.
This simple correspondence led us to providing all the rear elevation glazing and the huge sliding patio doors on the front wings of the house. Much more than this however we were able to recommend two of the superb contractors who worked with us on the Firs House project, a favour reciprocated as we have now formed superb working relationships with some of the suppliers of this project which has ultimately played a huge part in our stunning new showroom in Leeds.
The project is simply stunning, not dissimilar to walking into a double-page spread in a lifestyle magazine. Huge XP Glide S sliding doors form the grand entrance standing at three metres high. This is one of four huge sets of the sliding doors with another on the front elevation, both leading straight through into the stunning open-plan kitchen, dining and living area and out to the immaculate patio and landscaped garden.
It is once you enter the home that you can see the real Grand Designs-esque setting. The full rear elevation is made up of our premium XP Glide S doors coupled with a huge curtain wall atrium. The lift-and-slide doors slide effortlessly despite their size due to the superb engineering of the elevated gearing which takes the majority of the weight of the glazing.
The curtain walling is installed into a bay with glazed returns, this huge panoramic window creates a stunning architectural feature across all floors right up to the ridge of the roof. Complemented by the floating stairs the rear atrium creates a light well that looks marvellous internally, and arguably even better looking when looking in from the garden on an evening.