When it comes to adding an extension to your property, you want to aim for three things: more space, more light and fittings that match seamlessly with your home.
Today there are lots of different styles available for extensions – with more options to get creative with the new rooms you’re adding to your home. In a recent project, we helped a customer (who is also an architect) install a sleek selection of sliding doors to a striking triangular extension.
Personalising a new home
Hythe is a small coastal market town to the south of Kent. It’s recently had a number of new building projects that have brought more homes to the area.
Jenner Contractors oversaw one of these projects in a site behind the Hythe Imperial Hotel. We’ve worked with their team on a number of large builds and they’d asked us to install aluminium windows and doors to all the new properties.
One of the buyers of these new homes was an architect himself. He saw a great opportunity to not only extend his home, but also add an individual stamp on its exterior. His vision was to create a triangular extension that would come out into the garden with large panes of glass – creating a seamless flow from the indoors to outside.
Finding the right solution
After seeing our work on the rest of the site, the homeowner got in touch to see if we could help him find and fit the right products for his extension.
The rest of the property had a combination of timber and aluminium hybrid windows and doors, which would be more expensive to try and replicate. As his budget needed to stretch as far as possible, our director Dan recommended an aluminium, colour and system-matched sliding doors solution from Smart.
Smart Visoglide Plus sliding doors are our most popular aluminium sliding doors. We recommended them as they’re available with an ultra-thin 35mm meeting style, giving you one of the most cost-effective slim sightlines possible.
As we’d installed the windows in all of the other properties, we could get an exact match on the frames. Using a straight aluminium finish would save the customer over £1,000, and after seeing a sample photo of the product in situ, he was very happy with the consistency.
Dan went through the different configuration options with the customer and once he’d decided on his preferred opening style, design and the RAL7001 light grey colouring, we placed the order.
Installing the new glass
Our surveyor Terry went to view the site and confirm the installation. Once agreed, the new doors went into fabrication at the factory in Sittingbourne. During this period we kept in close contact with the customer and booked in a fitting date that would work with his schedule.
After six weeks, the new doors were installed into the triangular extension without an issue. This meant the project finished on time and well within budget.
Our homeowner was so pleased with his new sliding doors, he’s asked us to quote for work for his own architectural company. He said: “The team at DWL give you a really reliable service with solid products. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for new windows.”
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