It is a harmonious blend of old and new with three sets of large sliding doors to the rear of the property and for a modern extension to this beautiful period home in Oxfordshire.
The traditional farmhouse is in a stunning semi-rural setting, just a stone’s throw from the picturesque village of Goring on Thames.
The homeowners of this beautiful Oxfordshire farmhouse wanted to expand and reconfigure the ground floor of their family home with a single-storey extension that was sensitive to the existing property.
The brief for the traditional farmhouse extension was for high-performance sliding doors to ‘marry’ the conventional period features of the property with a contemporary social space for relaxing and entertaining without compromising.
Our Sales Director, Paul Mills, has many years of experience using vast amounts of glass within projects and has a reputation for producing eye-catching architectural glazing solutions that create stylish homes full of natural light that transform and enhance each homeowner’s lifestyle.
Paul has a passion for thinking outside the box. After looking at the architect’s plans and the aesthetics of the original architecture, he recommended Internorm HS330 lift and slide doors for both the modern extension and dining room.
Paul worked with the architects and homeowners to provide an innovative glazing solution. He discussed the performance of the Internorm sliding doors with low uw values of 0.8 and advised using the lift and slide door systems to maximise light, thermal insulation, and security.
The large floor-to-ceiling lift and slide doors would flood the period home with natural light whilst elegantly showcasing the farmhouse’s characterful period features.
The HS330 lift and slide doors are one of the glazing industry’s leading sliding patio door systems. The robust lift and slide system glides effortlessly with the minimalist touch.
The lever handle is the key feature of the lift slide technology; a turn of the handle allows the doors to be opened and closed easily and locks the panels down at any point along the track, which is a great safety feature.
The revolutionary system is designed to offer outstanding sound reduction and thermal efficiency even within the most extreme weather conditions.
The Oxfordshire homeowners chose the triple-glazed Internorm Aluminium clad timber lift and slide doors for their contemporary extension. The insulation built into the frames offers the lowest U-values and excellent thermal performance. They decided on an anthracite grey ral7016 finish on the exterior and spruce FI916 on the interior.
Triple glazing protects against all weather conditions. It reflects more heat into your property and makes living spaces comfortable during cold winter.
The Oxfordshire home renovation was to be completed in three stages. As part of this project, we also installed timber sash windows and replaced two windows in the dining room with large sliding doors that matched the modern extension.
The homeowners had already chosen a local builder who had previously worked with Thames Valley Windows. We worked closely with the builder to supply and install all the large sliding doors to meet his build schedule throughout the project.
With over 50 years of experience in the glazing industry. Internorm is one of Europe’s most innovative composite windows and door manufacturers.
The light-filled open-plan kitchen dining space has become the hub of the period property, seamlessly connecting to the indoor and outdoor living spaces and offering stunning views of the garden.
The end result is stunning; the brief was to unite the past and present. The outstanding insulation of the HS330 lift and slide door system ensures the property’s eco credentials far exceed the current building regulations requirements.
If you are starting a project to extend a period home and want to see and appreciate the quality of these Internorm sliding doors for yourself, we highly recommend that you make an appointment at our showroom in Bracknell.
When you visit, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from one of our professional designers, who will inspire you, listen to your requirements, answer your questions, and ultimately guide you through your project.
We promise outstanding service from start to finish, and we will pay attention to all the small details that matter to design beautiful glazing solutions that genuinely add value to your lifestyle and home. This has become our passion and our obsession.
Our customer experience is truly unique, so our customers recommend us to their friends and return to us repeatedly.
We are driven by designing windows and doors that enhance your home and lifestyle and ultimately take your breath away. Away. No matter what the budget is, we always strive for quality.
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Design Director: Paul Mills
Contractor: Simon Nunn