Triple glazed timber aluminium composite windows for a contemporary new build home set within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site.
The Bath homeowners purchased the unlisted late 20th-century residential property on land but were keen to replace the building and design an energy-efficient forever home.
They were granted planning permission to demolish and build a contemporary two-storey replacement modern house with high-performance triple-glazed windows and doors that provide a tranquil retreat with perfectly framed views of the Somerset countryside.
Designed by CaSA Architects and built by Donavan Construction, the contemporary new build presents has been designed to consider the landscape and designed with several attractive features that incorporate floor-to-ceiling glass panels to effortlessly capture the natural light and blur the distinction between indoors and out whilst enhancing the overall sense of spaciousness.
Having worked with Thames Valley Windows on previous architectural glazing projects, it was a pleasure to work with the architects and builders to design and install a sustainable solution to maximise natural sunlight on the property.
Among the many stringent environmental and planning constraints connected with building a contemporary new build in a conservation area were those relating to a replacement dwelling that will enhance or preserve its historic environment.
Bath Preservation Trust provided positive planning feedback in replacing the previous 20th-century house with a Passivhaus standard contemporary new build within an urban setting.
Our managing director and designer, Ryan, knew the homeowners were deeply committed to reducing their carbon footprint, so he recommended Internorm HF410 timber/aluminium windows from the Home studio range.
The Internorm studio range is luxurious and contemporary, offering the highest achievable energy efficiency. The stylish square edge profile and a flush sash outer frame provide elegant and clean lines with a modern aesthetic and are key features in architectural minimalism and simplicity.
The innovative composite combination of timber, aluminium and highly insulating foam ensures excellent thermal insulation and significantly increases the performance of the timber/aluminium composite windows.
To ensure a contemporary design, the Bath homeowners opted for a combination of tilt & turn and fixed windows. They chose the powder-coated aluminium RAL 7021 black grey matt for the exterior and special spruce colour (FI_R7021) for the interior to add a touch of natural warmth and elegance to the property decor.
To maximise the glass area, all of the window frames have been hidden into the walls to give the appearance of a virtually frameless window, offering transparency and an unobstructed view!
The new build benefits from a refined palette of materials, including Ashlar Bath stone on the lower level and dark timber cladding on the upper level to blend in with the existing mature trees and reduce visual impact. Large triple-glazed windows and oversized sliding doors throughout the building soften its footprint on the site and seamlessly connect the inside to the outside.
The contemporary new build has sustainability at the heart of its design. It has been built to a high level of airtightness and exquisitely constructed to an incredibly high standard by Donavan Construction. It blends in with the surroundings with its stunning natural materials, textures and details.
The placement of the windows and skylights ensures a generous amount of natural light fills the double-height void and open plan kitchen, whilst the views towards Bath from the mezzanine floor are spectacular.
On-site renewable energy sources ensure energy is utilised as efficiently as possible, including solar glass, photovoltaic solar panels on the flat roof, and high-performance heat pumps.
In addition to installing high-performance triple-glazed windows into this Contemporary New Build in Bath, we also installed oversized Cero III sliding doors.
Studio windows exceed building regulation requirements for a newly built property and Part Q to comply with PAS24. They are a preferred choice for contemporary homes with architects and property developers
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Design Director: Ryan Schofield
Architect: CaSA Architects
Contractor: Donovan Construction