Slimline Grey Aluminium Windows and Sliding Doors, Home Renovation, Farnham

Location: Farnham

We recently installed grey aluminium windows and sliding doors for this stunning detached Farnham property.

The family home is nestled within one of Lower Bourne’s most sought-after private roads and is positioned comfortably within landscaped gardens.

The Farnham homeowners purchased the property in 2020 and saw huge potential in the property and planned to extend and renovate the run-down building to create a family home.

New bespoke made-to-measure windows and doors were required throughout the property as part of the renovation project.

The homeowner’s builders recommended Thames Valley Windows to them, so they contacted us to design an architectural glazing solution for their home renovation project.

The homeowners had already been working with their architect, and when they contacted us, planning permission had been granted to redevelop and extend the property. It was key that the new contemporary detached property complies with the Farnham Design Statement, Farnham Neighbourhood Plan policy, FNP16 Extensions, and FNP1 New Development and Conservation and is still in keeping with the surrounding area.

The core element of the client’s brief for Kate Stoddart Architects for this home renovation project was to design a highly sustainable contemporary home with a minimal architectural glazing solution with the slimmest sightlines that will provide low maintenance, natural light, connect the inside living space with the outside and offer panoramic views across the garden and Surrey countryside.

The architects had worked with our architectural project designer, Liam, on a previous new build project. The architect plans the homeowners sent to Liam featured large slimline grey aluminium windows and minimalist sliding doors to provide transparency and spatial continuity between inside and outside.

The Farnham homeowners booked a showroom appointment with Liam to view our aluminium products on display to help them decide on the best glazing solution for their home renovation project. Liam discussed the various window designs and colour options and compared different products, focusing on contemporary aesthetics and energy efficiency.

Based on the property’s contemporary design, our designer, Liam, recommended that air Mod flush anthracite grey aluminium windows and Vision20 glazed sliding doors provide the minimalistic modern look they require and offer impressive levels of thermal insulation and airtightness.

The air Mod powder-coated aluminium window frames offer outstanding insulation. They are manufactured in the UK in a state-of-the-art factory in West London. They are designed with an innovative chambered polyamide thermal break technology, which creates a barrier between the warm air inside the property and cold air outside to help reduce heat loss and carbon emissions, offering excellent thermal efficiency whilst helping to save money on their energy bills. They also come with a PAS24 certification for enhanced security.

The Vision20 sliding doors were chosen to create a virtually frameless aesthetic in the family room, kitchen and dining area. The profiles feature a minimal 20mm aluminium frame that is customisable and can be hidden within walls for beautifully minimalist aesthetics.

The slimline aluminium casement windows are finished in a dual colour with anthracite grey RAL7016 on the exterior and traffic white RAL9016 on the interior. The Vision20 sliding doors are finished in anthracite grey on the exterior and interior.

Liam worked closely with the Farnham homeowners, architects and builders to provide his exceptional, innovative glazing knowledge and expertise in design skills.

The existing exterior was a combination of bricks and white render. Part of the renovation plans was to re-render the lower walls with smooth limestone white render once the double-glazed windows had been installed. Liam worked with our surveyors’ purchasing and installation teams to ensure all the double-glazed grey aluminium windows and slimline sliding doors were designed, supplied and installed within the builder’s schedule.

This Farnham detached property has undertaken a significant overhaul; the homeowners, architects, and builders have transformed their property into a contemporary and stylish family home. The open-plan living spaces of the house have been designed around the beautiful views with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.

The comprehensive changes to this house include a large gable end window in the master bedroom at the front, resulting in a stunning transformation. The extensive slimline glazing at the front and rear of the property makes the most of the views of the gardens and Surrey countryside.

The three-pane, triple-track Vision20 sliding door in the kitchen and dining room allows the homeowners to slide all three panels for seamless access onto the garden terrace whilst providing a true sense of letting the outside in.

The double-glazed units are argon gas-filled, with warm-edge clear spacer bars to help insulate and increase efficiency. They are toughened, with a low-e reflective coating to help block ultraviolet rays.

The home renovation has been designed with outstanding attention to detail and finished to the highest specification both inside and outside. The smooth limestone rendered façade and stained timber cladding of this home exude charm, added to by the grey aluminium windows and sliding doors that have enhanced the overall aesthetics and added a real wow factor.

The minimal glazing solution transforms the detached property into a light, contemporary home meeting all the requirements of modern family living.

Look at the ‘before’ picture in our gallery above to see the transformation.

Having been recommended Thames Valley Windows by their builders, the Farnham homeowners are incredibly pleased with their new grey aluminium windows and doors and advised:

Price was not the most important factor. My Project was £62K. The Size of the company was an important factor, as in big enough for a project like this. I had prices from £45,000- £70,000. I went to six companies. P&P were the most similar in size and service to TVW, but we didn’t like it. I believe it’s their Sunflex slider range or front doors. I also had quotes from an Origin agent, ODC in Bournemouth, and some local companies. We were recommended by our Architect., The product we liked the most was the sliding doors and the Pirnar Door, which we considered the main features, and the windows being much of a muchness. Liam was excellent in understanding my requirements, building regs and flexibility. And getting to the right design and deal in the end.

We are delighted to announce that this home renovation project in Farnham, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best installation – residential (over £20,000)’ in the forthcoming GGP Installers Awards 2024


You may also be interested in reading the following blogs: Why Choose Slimline Aluminium Windows For a Berkshire Property? or‘How To Use Frameless Glazing In Design?

Architectural Designer: Liam Griffin

Architect: Kate Stoddart

Builder:  John Adams of JTK Adams


Our ref: 33627/28

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