Black Aluminium Heritage French Doors for Pub Renovation, Pangbourne.

Location: Pangbourne

Two sets of black aluminium Heritage French doors and roof lantern was included in the design and installed in the open plan living area at the rear of this pub renovation in Pangbourne. Not only do these create an impressive feature, but they allow plenty of natural light into the living space.

When the lease for The Star Inn pub in the village of Pangbourne, came up for sale, our client took the opportunity to invest.

Nestled along the River Thames, Pangbourne is a charming village full of character and English tradition. Overlooking the heart of the town, The Ship Inn had been a popular pub with local residents for many years, but in 2018 Greene King the former owners decided to sell the pub because it had lost money for many years.

Our client had lived in Pangbourne for over seven years and loves living in the village. They had decided to buy The Star Inn and convert part of the ground floor to a retail unit and for the remainder of the property to be converted into two stylish and characterful residential properties one of which would become their home.

After many months of planning applications and approval from residents, they were finally granted planning consent for the repurposing of the building.

Our clients found Thames Valley Windows online via a Google search and contacted us for a quote for aluminium and timber alternative (uPVC?) – windows, entrance doors, bi-fold doors and a roof lantern.

After receiving a quote from our designer Ray, they made an appointment to visit our Bracknell showroom.

There is nothing like viewing our superb range of windows and doors for yourself. Which is why our showroom offers you the opportunity to see the different window frame styles, materials and colours and try out the openings to find the perfect glazing products for your home. Just walking around the showroom is an experience in itself you will appreciate even more the versatility, functionality and sheer quality of our glazing products by seeing them in the environment for which they were intended. The showroom has been custom-built to a high specification with our range of Orangery, Wintergarden, and Atrium on display.

After a detailed consultation, to find glazing solution that would be in keeping with the characteristic aesthetics and traditional charm of the property. Our Pangbourne homeowners selected the black aluminium Heritage French doors, for their elegant style and ultra-slim sightlines and mid-rails.

The black aluminium Heritage French doors are the latest sought after trend with homeowners they are a modern 21st-century replacement for steel ‘Crittall style’ French doors, giving the Art Deco-inspired appearance of traditional steel doors but with all the advantages of contemporary aluminium profiles that feature thermally broken aluminium frames, allowing the system to achieve a U Value of 1.5 W/m2k

Combined with the benefit of contemporary thermal and weather performance with water tightness up to 600 pa and wind resistance of 2400 pa, these Aluminium Heritage French doors offer excellent energy efficiency and insulation to keep properties warm and lower energy bills.

They also chose an Atlas roof lantern, with minimal sightlines to maximise light, making it an excellent choice of lantern roof for dark spaces in need of a quick and easy natural light solution.

Atlas is one of the most elegant contemporary structural aluminium roof lanterns on the market. They offer impressive thermal performance due to the innovative, polyamide thermal breaks when compared to alternative aluminium roof systems. Made to order in a range of RAL colours and dual colours.

Pitched roof lantern adds height to the ceiling, increases natural light and makes a real visual impact.

From design to installation, we worked closely with our client to ensure that the installation of the made to measure bespoke black aluminium Heritage French doors and roof lantern was manufactured and fitted within the timeline of their renovation project.

The building has a lot of character and history, with some beautiful period features, and the inside of the property is beautifully decorated to a high standard. There is a stylish blend of greys and white retro style furniture and fittings throughout the property making the bold RAL9005 matt black finish to these aluminium Heritage French doors striking but minimalist. The slim framed grid-like French doors create an iconic industrial vibe and blend perfectly with the luxurious interior décor while connecting with the outdoor space.

In addition to the two black Aluminium Heritage French Doors, and roof lantern the property was further enhanced by the addition of Genesis double glazed French grey on white grain sliding sash windows.

The roof lantern finished in RAL7016 grey matt makes such a stunning great architectural feature in the open plan living space and allows natural light to flow into the property as well as offering beautiful views of the sky above, reducing the need for artificial light.

Our client is delighted that she chose Thames Valley Windows as part of the total renovation of my project, I made decisions on which companies to use based on
1. personality
2. performance
3. product
4. price
Just to explain – I needed to ‘get on’ with the person I was dealing with, and I needed them to perform in so far as responding to me about queries were concerned. Product was obviously important in that they had to have what I needed, and so you may be surprised that actually price was the last consideration and least important!

I liked the fact that you had a large showroom which showed all of the products and allowed me to make good choices, and Ray was very patient and accommodating!

They also advised that they had an excellent overall experience and the windows and doors look fantastic and were everything that I had hoped for, but I was particularly pleased with the cooperation in terms of timing from the installation Department and the amount of communication that I had with them which was excellent

The end result of this project is breath-taking, and we are thrilled that our Pangbourne customer has become advocates since recommending Thames Valley Windows to friends, colleagues and family.

Want to find out how much Black Aluminium Heritage French Doors will cost? With our specialist expertise and extensive knowledge in the glazing industry, we can provide you with a wide range of thermally efficient patio doors for your property from sliding doors to a single door based on your requirements and criteria. Our design team are always happy to help and discuss the various options from, contact us online.

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