Aluminium Curtain Walling creates a Contemporary Glazed Entrance for a 1960 Bungalow Renovation in Crowthorne.

Location: Crowthorne

This project comprised of the renovation of an existing 1960s bungalow, Thames Valley Windows designed and installed aluminium curtain wall to create a striking contemporary glazed entrance; we also installed contemporary aluminium windows, bifold and sliding doors and a Pirnar entrance door throughout this one-of-a-kind luxury property, and new single storey extension.

This visually stunning, energy-efficient property is in one of Berkshire’s most sought-after residential cul-de-sacs near Crowthorne Village.

The Crowthorne homeowners had a strong vision for what they wanted to achieve, and by the time they contacted us and we became involved with the project, they had already engaged a local architect and builder, with whom we worked closely from the outset and maintained a good working relationship throughout the renovation.

The main focus of the residential architect’s project revolved around mobility and accessibility.

The Crowthorne homeowner’s original 1960s bungalow posed energy efficiency and functionality limitations. Like many Crowthorne homes built this decade, small rooms with poor use of space and low-performance windows and doors meant dark rooms, higher energy bills and noise pollution.

The homeowners decided on a complete renovation, including extending the property’s footprint at the rear with a single-storey extension to give a sense of modern space, light and a seamless connection to the garden and create a tranquil and calm ambience.

High-quality double-glazed windows and doors were essential to the 1960s bungalow renovation to enhance the house’s aesthetic and improve energy efficiency.

Our designer, Joe Ciccarello, contacted the Crowthorne homeowners to listen to and discuss their architectural plans and vision for their renovation project.

Part of the homeowner’s brief was their desire for lots of natural light with high-performance aluminium windows and doors that offered low maintenance and expanses of glass in the hallway to create a dramatic entrance.

Joe recommended that the Crowthorne homeowners visit our Bracknell showroom to view the range of high-quality aluminium windows and doors on display.

After viewing the options, Joe worked with the architects and homeowners to identify the correct glazing specifications and wind load calculations to ensure the aluminium curtain walling would be manufactured to the correct specification.

After his recommendations, the homeowners decided that our range of aluminium windows, Elegance 52 system, Solarlux SL60e Bifold doors and Pirnar entrance door finished in powder-coated RAL 7016 anthracite grey would provide the perfect architectural glazing solution for their renovation project.

The Elegance 52 aluminium curtain walling system combines sleek and slim sightlines with outstanding performance and thermal insulation to create a striking Contemporary Glazed Entrance offering a minimal aesthetic that allows abundant natural light to flood the family home.

This minimalistic contemporary glazed entrance is an architectural feature rarely seen in residential properties. A bespoke design of double-height glass elements with ultra slim sightlines and a Pirnar aluminium premium carbon core entrance door combines aesthetically and functionally. It is the perfect addition to add the wow factor to the property and any contemporary architectural design.

The homeowners are now enjoying the benefits of this luxurious bungalow, designed with outstanding attention to detail and finished to the highest specification, meeting all the needs of modern living.

Various large floor-to-ceiling glazing systems were installed throughout the Crowthorne bungalow to maximise the sunlight for solar gain and continue minimalistic sightlines throughout the home, creating a beautifully bright and airy home with an all-year-round comfortable living environment.

The SL60e bi-folds and Edge glide sliding doors make the rooms feel even more spacious, optimise the flow of natural light, and help create an indoor-outdoor living space.

The house interior is luxuriously decorated to a very high standard, and the dark grey aluminium profiles throughout the property are aesthetically pleasing and contrast perfectly without being too harsh.

Look at the ‘before’ picture in our gallery above to see the transformation.

Curtain walling was first used at Oriel Chambers, Liverpool, in 1864 and has been a growing trend among architects for high-rise buildings with energy-efficient curtain walling. In the last few years, there has been a demand from homeowners for large windows and doors within home renovations and new builds.

If you are interested in contemporary glazed entrance costs for your Berkshire, Surrey or Hampshire home, you can request a free, no-obligation quote.

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You may also be interested in reading our blog articles, ‘What Makes Solarlux Bi-Folds Different? or ‘Award Winning Pirnar Aluminium Entrance Doors.’

Our ref: 31189/90 321401 32199 32456 33228/29


Designer: Joe Ciccarello
Architect: Abracad Architects

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