Every now and then Thames Valley Windows in Berkshire shout from the roof tops and share our successes with our customers.
Architecture is as diverse as the people who live in it. The style of house, whether planning a new-build or not, is mainly shaped by the design, however, the windows and doors underpin the property’s entire aesthetic and practical ambience.
The ups and downs of planning a new build or simply choosing to renovate your existing home, can prove quite demanding and challenging. Which builder or architect do you choose? What type of double or triple glazed windows and doors would look right? How can we improve thermal efficiency in our home?
Our architectural designers here at Thames Valley Windows in Bracknell listen to your needs and provide solutions that not only meet your expectations, we aim to exceed them.
In a nutshell, we deliver architecture in glass!
There are masses of windows and doors on the market, and planning can often be quite overwhelming when choosing design, colour and practical usage. We can make that decision-making easier for you. Our showroom in Bracknell showcases a range of beautifully designed products and especially high tech and ultra-modern design innovations.
Here are some of the more high profile projects that we are especially proud of.
This project in Bath, Somerset was a new build featured in Grand Designs magazine November 2018.
The clients were keen to keep their privacy either side of the property by building concrete walls. To the front and rear of the property, Thames Valley Windows installed Internorm Lift and Slide Doors and Timber/Aluminium full-height windows in Bath, to fully appreciate the countryside views from one end and views of Bath city at the other.
Our Design Director, Ryan Schofield designed and managed the project from beginning to end, “attention to detail was key as the owners wanted to make the most of the views and light, and have maximum privacy. Internorm’s full-height timber/aluminium lift and slide doors and windows were fitting for this new build eco property with zinc exterior cladding.”
As specified and suggested by the architect, the clients decided to go for triple glazing to fit the overall eco credentials being pursued. The white on the inside fitted the planned décor, and the grey aluminium windows and doors outside fitted the proposed grey Zinc work cladding.
When double glazing and design experts Thames Valley Windows needed to transform an existing shopfront, they turned to top aluminium specialist CDW Systems for help.
CDW is one of the UK’s longest running aluminium specialists so they were the perfect manufacturer for the Bracknell based firm to call on when they were tasked with updating the Creative Designs Kitchens & Bathrooms shopfront in Fleet, Hampshire.
Paul Schofield, Design Director at Thames Valley Windows, explained: “The team at Creative Designs Kitchens & Bathrooms wanted to remodel the existing shop front to make better use of the space. We wanted to give it a modern look in keeping with Creative Designs and CDW System’s contemporary aluminium windows and commercial door system was perfect to create the desired look.
“Our designer brought the front of the shop forward, in line with the neighbouring shop, which allowed us to incorporate the two existing support posts into the design. We clad the support posts and the shop front in aluminium in RAL 7016 (Anthracite Grey) for a smart, clean, uniform look, inside and out. The aluminium windows are double glazed, and the aluminium door features a full height bar handle.”
Leading family-owned business Thames Valley Windows was the first installer to take the re-engineered Atlas roof to the domestic market after it was launched. Paul Schofield, Design Director at Thames Valley Windows, worked closely alongside the Atlas team throughout the development of the new roof to perfect the design.
Paul says: “The industry was ready for a watertight lantern with no boss or hood to interrupt the roof’s slim-line ridge and we couldn’t understand why no manufacturer had succeeded in developing one. We were really excited to be involved from the beginning and to see what Atlas came up with. It was the best lantern in the country then and it still is today. It helped to shape the lantern roof scene and set a precedent for other fabricators to follow.
“We fit hundreds of lanterns each year and the Atlas roof is the only system we use. We like to sell this roof because it’s so crisp, clean and contemporary and our customers love it because it looks amazing from both the inside and outside. There is absolutely no compromise on looks with the Atlas lantern and that’s why it’s so widely specified.”
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