This is undoubtedly one of our more high-end installation projects of Internorm HS330 Lift & Slide Doors in Bath featured in the Grand Designs Magazine recently. Being located within a conservation area, the owners of this family home were declined approval for building an extension to the existing house, and so knocked it down and built this rather contemporary property they so desperately wanted.
The owner reached out to his brother to create some concept drawings and finally approached well-renowned architects, CaSA, who took the project through to completion. Wanting to make use of the views of the countryside and Bath city at either end of the proposed building, CaSA approached our Managing Director, Ryan Schofield at Thames Valley Windows, who designed the installation project from beginning to end. He commented “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 Internorm’s standard triple security glazing to fit the overall eco credentials being pursued, with 48mm glazing for best thermal insulation, making them passive house suitable. The modern square edged white frame on the inside fitted the planned décor, and the grey aluminium windows and doors outside fitted the proposed grey zinc work cladding, and the slate paved terraces.
The large full height wall to wall lift and slide doors improve light penetration and ease of access to the outside and add to the house’s aesthetic. They glide effortlessly along the flush track, firstly lifting up onto the track and then sliding across with minimal effort. They are operated with a lever handle and at any point along the track, the doors can be locked in position which is a great safety feature.
These beautifully designed high-performance sliding doors are a perfect way to absorb your outdoor surroundings, even when they are closed during the winter months.
We also designed and managed the installation of the Internorm KF310 windows at this property.
We have the Internorm HS330 sliding door in our Bracknell showroom. We highly recommend that you make an appointment to visit and try them out for yourself!
Design Director: Ryan Schofield
Surveyor: Jon Beatens
Contractor: Donovan Construction
Our ref: 0025672