One of our favourite recent projects is this high-end sustainable home in Wiltshire, where we designed and installed large triple-glazed sliding doors to improve thermal performance and achieve what we think is an exceptional appearance. It certainly stands out from the crowd.
The new homeowners bought this 1930s bungalow with the intention of applying their own contemporary architectural design ideas to reflect their nature interests and spectacular views.
They wanted to create a beautiful forever home with quality and a distinctive ‘wow’ factor inside and out without detracting from its local character and visual connection with the natural landscape.
The homeowner is an architect at CaSA Architects. He and his wife’s dream was to transform a dated 1930s bungalow into a contemporary light-filled, sustainable house with floor-to-ceiling glazing and a mesmerising connection to the Wiltshire countryside. He assisted and managed the project and worked closely on the build, completing the design and plans and sourcing local materials.
You’ll find this striking, architecturally designed, contemporary, light-filled sustainable home in a picturesque plot in the sought-after village of Winsley, between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon.
The stunning home provides a tranquil retreat and sits comfortably in its surroundings, offering panoramic views across the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and beyond.
The architects had worked with our MD Ryan Schofield on several projects, so when they contacted us, part of their brief was that the client wanted to also adapt the rear elevation with large high-performance floor to ceiling triple glazed sliding doors specifying low u-values for its thermal insulation properties.
Building a sustainable house requires the most energy-efficient double or triple-glazed windows and doors. That’s why Ryan recommended Internorm Aluminium clad timber HS330 Lift and slide doors as the ideal choice for their home renovation, as the insulation built into the thermally broken aluminium frames offers excellent thermal efficiency, outstanding performance and the lowest U-values and are passive house certified. The insulating triple-glazed units are filled with argon gas and finished with an ECLAZ coating for high insulation and light transmission.
The contemporary ultra-slim square-edged spruce frame with elegant lines is finished in a special colour, RAL(FI_R8019), and the warm grey-brown hues compliment the interior decor and furniture. The low-maintenance exterior aluminium frames are finished in a matching colour RAL (M8019) with a matt finish. To compliment the natural timber cladding.
This Wiltshire renovation has been built using natural, sustainable materials. It incorporates the latest cost-effective energy-saving technologies, including spray foam underfloor insulation and recycled external timber walls.
The external timber walls are divided into dark and light finishes to represent light and shadow, adding a distinctive character to the property.
It features open-plan living areas that are designed to a high specification and luxurious finishes; the large triple-glazed sliding doors take advantage of solar gains and improve light penetration by flooding the open-plan kitchen and dining space with natural light that offers a comfortable environment throughout the year whilst also giving the illusion of space.
The Internorm HS330 lift and slide doors are designed with the latest innovations and high-quality technology to ensure these luxury oversized sliding glass doors lift onto the track and glide effortlessly along the flush track with minimal effort. The sliding pane operates with a lever handle and can be locked in position at any point along the track with access to the outside.
Throughout the project, we worked closely with the builders and architect to design and install the large triple-glazed sliding doors to meet the architect’s specifications and builders’ schedule. Each pane of glass measured 5000 mm x 2365 and weighed approx. 252kg; due to the nature of the area, it was challenging to use lifting equipment, so we had two fitting teams on site to install the doors
As part of this project we also designed and installed a Pirnar Entrance door
Thames Valley Windows are proud to have been part of this impressive contemporary sustainable home project in Wiltshire. The entire internal remodelling and the extensive full-height glazing in this property have entirely transformed the 1930s bungalow from a dark and claustrophobic living environment into a light and spacious family home,
The triple-glazed sliding doors are one of this Wiltshire home’s most important architectural features and invite the outside in and add to the house’s aesthetic.
Congratulations to architect CAsa, who entered the project into the AJ Retrofit Award; the judges commended Casa’s approach to retaining as much of the original building as possible; they said, ‘It would have been so easy to demolish and start again,’
To see the transformation, look at the ‘before’ picture in our gallery above.
Sustainability is a new trend that is becoming a way of life and is set to continue – which can only be positive for our homes and the planet!
The HS330 sliding door system offers bespoke configurations such as pocket doors, movable corners and glass-to-glass corner details.
To view these luxurious lift and slide doors for yourself and to appreciate their quality and what the sliding doors offer, we highly recommend that you make an appointment at our showroom in Bracknell.
We also display double-glazed sliding and bifold doors and a huge array of windows and entrance doors.
You may also be interested in reading our blog,’ Why Choose Internorm Windows and Doors?
Design Director: Ryan Schofield
Architect: CaSA Architects
Contractor: Top Job Building