The task of producing a dramatic contemporary glazed extension at the rear of a traditional property led us to install a 2.65 metre tall moving corner comprised of 2 sets of RS130 left and slide doors. The doors were manufactured to take up much of the elevations – 7.5 metres in one direction and 6 metres in the other. The end result is a beautiful social area that can open up to bring light and air in and connect to the stunning mature garden.
In this project, the client and architect had a very clear vision of what they wanted – always a huge help on a project. From the start, we knew we were working towards delivering a glass-dominated property. Utilising 2 sets of our RF1200 bifold doors gave the opportunity to open up key areas of the house. The SL68 windows were chosen for their slim frames and flat profile, and large fixed panes were used around the property to give a real sense of openness. The rear elevation of the property is beautiful and practical in equal measures. The finishing touch was given by a statement entrance door set within full height curtain walling. An absolute pleasure to work on this!
Complete renovation to large family home
With the aid of a very participative client and a close working relationship with the main contractor we were able to help create a truly aspirational family home. 9 sets of sliding doors, including 2 in a moving corner configuration are the consistent design element across the project. Fixed panel glazing is used to mimic the profile width on the sliding doors.
Overall though, it’s the design of the beautiful hall, kitchen and bar areas that steal the show!
Compact well planned kitchen extension
In many areas, space can be at a premium, and using height and light to create a feeling of openness is vital. This well planned extension project in London gave the family a large kitchen / dining area using sliding doors, large windows and structural glazing.
Stunning contemporary twist on a traditional family home.
Helping to create this stunning contemporary extension to the rear of a beautiful traditional family home was one of the most rewarding projects we have worked on.
The centrepiece of the extension was a dramatic 2.7 metre high RS130 moving corner, with 5 metre and 6 metre wide sets of sliding doors opening up to reveal an unobstructed view of the mature landscape garden.
One of the most impressive examples of open plan living that we have worked on also utilised long flat rooflights to accentuate the feeling of light and openness in the extension.
Elsewhere on the project we used 2.7 metre tall single doors, sliding and tilt and turn windows in a glazed link connecting the old and new parts of the house.
Ugly House to Lovely House
Major renovation and extension bringing light and openness to a dramatically-designed modern house
The transformation of an old and tired A-frame property into a dramatic modern family home involved the addition of a large extension at 90 degrees to the existing house.
The key driver was to use large expanses of glass to create a light and open feeling in the house and linking the internal and external spaces.
We installed 3 sets of sliding doors, including an RS130 meeting a fixed return panel at a frameless glass-to-glass jointed corner, a large fixed feature window, and Alitherm 600 casement windows throughout the house. The dramatic finishing touch was a glazed link connecting the new and old parts of the house which ran the full length of the house.
The project involved a large amount of detailed working with the client’s excellent main contractor to adapt to changes during the build. We think that the end result is simply stunning.
Modern and flexible living space, in a stunning family home
Light, openness and connected living – brief that an excellent London based architect set out to deliver, in this family home. A bifold moving corner perfectly links the family room to the outside, and the dramatic structural glass link creates a superb centre point to the kitchen.