Black Warm Roof Conservatory with Slimline Sliding Doors, Oxford

Location: Oxford

We recently transformed an old white conservatory with a modern energy-efficient, Black Warm Roof Conservatory with Slimline Sliding Doors for a detached property in Oxford.

After seeing a Thames Valley Windows installation in the Times national newspaper, the Oxford homeowners approached us to refurbish their existing conservatory.

Nestled in a sought-after location near Oxford. the owners sought an aesthetic that complemented the period of the property, with a large light-filled contemporary family room connected to the kitchen and garden.

Their existing 1980s conservatory with a polycarbonate roof needed some TLC in terms of both appearance and performance.

Our architectural designer Paul, contacted the Oxford homeowners to understand their needs and listen to their requirements.

The relationship between the kitchen, family room and garden was an integral part of the project and to establish a direct interaction between inside and out.

The property’s orientation meant maximising the glazing would benefit an all-year-round living space filled with natural light. Sliding doors and windows could be opened during the summer, whilst solar gain would warm the property during the winter.

Paul is a dedicated architect with an inventive and creative mind and over 40 years of experience in the glazing industry. He is highly innovative and passionate with a precise eye for detail and is a perfectionist about design, form and function that comes from the interplay of space and light.

Paul worked closely with the homeowners and took inspiration from the existing architectural features of the property to refine his designs & drawings to meet their every need and budget.

The drawings helped The Oxford homeowners visualise the proposed design. It also allowed them to make any changes they needed to make to ensure they were happy and comfortable with the layout and design of the warm roof conservatory.

Paul’s design for the warm roof conservatory included a Britmec lite slate roof, aluminium slimline sliding doors and AirMOD aluminium windows. RAL9005 Deep black colour was recommended for both the double-glazed windows and doors.

Once the warm roof conservatory design and drawing had been finalised, products were chosen, and contracts signed, a date for one of our surveyors to visit the Oxford property was set.

The entire project was coordinated by Paul, who organised the build schedule with trusted construction specialists. The builders removed the old conservatory and brick dwarf wall from the front elevation before the start of the build with steel support posts.

The Oxford build was undertaken within Permitted Development Rights (PDR), which saved the expense and time of planning permission.

The innovative synthetic dark grey tiled conservatory roof has all the authentic characteristics of traditional slate. It is durable and complementary to the existing tiled roof of the family home.

The flush finish and slim frames of the black aluminium windows and sliding doors add a stylish and modernist elegance to the Oxford property. The bold black finish accentuates the clean lines of the detached property architecture and lets in boundless amounts of natural light into the living space.

The resilient black aluminium window frames offer exceptional strength, durability, longevity, and outstanding thermal performance.

Combining high-performance black aluminium windows and slimline sliding doors will ensure that the warm roof conservatory will benefit from outstanding acoustic insulation, thermal efficiency, and security and is virtually maintenance-free.

This striking black conservatory with a solid roof has been completed with the highest standards and the finest attention to detail to fully transform this beautiful Oxford family home with a bespoke architectural glazing solution with exceptionally high-quality finishes and unrivalled details.

The open-plan living space breathes new life into the home, which the family will enjoy for years. It has given the family a space that connects the inside with the outside and can be enjoyed relaxing and dining with family and friends.

To see the transformation, look at the ‘before’ picture in our gallery above.

The Oxford homeowners are delighted with their new warm roof conservatory and advised: Our decision to choose Thames Valley Windows was the quality of the windows and doors and the design of the new conservatory. We now have a fully-functioning, airy, warm living space with great versatility that exceeded expectations. We look forward to the summer!

If you are interested in a warm roof replacement for your existing conservatory, our architectural designers are always happy to help you turn your dreams into a reality.

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Architectural Designer: Paul Schofield

Architect: PS Architectural Design

Builder: Bob Keen

Our ref: 33267,68,69

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