When Mike and Judith lived in St Albans, they would regularly visit Devon for holidays throughout the year, due to their love for the South-West county. In fact, they loved Devon so much that for 25yrs, it became their preferred holiday destination. It was only after those 25yrs that the couple were able to realise their dream and move away from the busy city, and relocate to the calming countryside.
It wasn’t easy finding the right property though, as they wanted something by the coast that wasn’t too old. It took three-and-a-half years of searching, but finally, they found a property that had potential in Teignmouth, just north of the River Teign and had only been built four years beforehand. It was also right by the coast, so close that you can actually see the sea from the garden.
One of the first jobs they wanted to complete after moving in was replacing the existing narrow French doors to freshen up the look of the back of the house, enabling them to maximise the view they had of the coast. The French doors had fixed panes on either side and they severley restricted the view to the patio, garden, and beyond due to thick frames.
The solution the couple decided on was bi-folding doors.
When they were living in St Albans, they saw an advertisement for Origin, so decided to do some research. They got in touch and found out some more information before visiting our showroom.
“We loved the operation of the doors and the overall look,” said Judith. “We knew this would give us what we were looking for – a view without thick frames in the way when the doors are closed, and the ability to open the space up when the weather allows it.”
The couple also knew they wanted aluminium doors rather than uPVC or other options, plus, they were impressed with the marine coating that is available from Origin, as it’s ideal for properties that are close to the coast and comes with a great, all encompassing guarantee.
“That was peace of mind that we could not pass on,” said Judith.
While the doors let a lot of light into the house and give great views over the garden and beyond even when closed, the truth is they are open most of the time Mike and Judith are in the house. They have an attractive patio area outside with seating and dining facilities – the bi-folding doors make this area much more integrated with the inside space of the house.
Judith said: “We especially like having our morning coffee with the doors open and being able to enjoy the fresh sea air and stunning views overlooking the coast. The doors really have become a feature of the house.”
To learn more about the products we offer and to help you decide on which is best for your project, book a showroom appointment, or call the sales team on 01392 444233.
"The whole process has been excellent - I really appreciate the patience you've taken on what is a huge expenditure for a passion project, working with total amateurs! You've always taken the time to answer questions, explain options and crucially, make recommendations when nativity/inexperience clouds our judgement. A real skill and something I personally have really appreciated as I feel confident that we now have windows and doors that complement our house, design and style. Without that level of consultative engagement and relationship I'm confident I would have overlooked details and made a substandard decision. Thank you!"
Mrs Trestain, Padstow
"Just a quick note of thanks to the whole team for our fab windows and doors, we are delighted with both the product and also with the whole fitting process. The lads were brilliant (it's not often you get trades in the house who leave it cleaner at the end of the day than when they arrive in the morning!!) and just quietly got on with the job. Thank you again"
Mr & Mrs Leonard, Exeter
"The pocket sliding door and gable look amazing, it’s an impressive bit of kit and it’s a revelation to be able to open the space up! I have to say we’ve been very impressed with all your teams positivity, professionalism and workmanship, from start to finish - so a big thank you…"
Mr Marsh, Exeter
"I would like to thank you for the quality of the service we have received from Aspect Windows and commend you for the care and attention that we have received throughout the process. I am thoroughly pleased with our new windows and would recommend your services to anybody who asks."
Mr & Mrs Miller, Exmouth
"I wanted to just send my thanks and appreciation. We had an install approx. 6 years ago including some bi-fold doors which in recent weeks appeared to have dropped and became very difficult to lock. I called the office on Monday and a lady took my details and quickly called me back suggesting you had an engineer locally the following day. He arrived and was extremely polite and efficient and diagnosed a broken hinge. He went back to the depot collected the replacement part, then returned to Budleigh and completed the repair. We really appreciate the speed and efficiency with which you dealt with the issue and the ease from a customer perspective. "
Mr Ashby, Budleigh Salterton
"I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service you have provided in the planning, removal & installation of our beautiful new windows and doors. We were completely amazed & delighted at the speed of which the installation took place and the hard work put in by the installation team. They worked very efficiently and communicated with me at ease through the week so I knew their plans with each room for installation. All the windows & door look great and we have already had lots of compliments. "
Mrs Oakes-Ash, Exmouth
"We would like to thank everyone at Aspect Windows for the fantastic service that we have received on our project. From start to finish, you have been so professional and we are totally thrilled with our sliding doors and our side door. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of undergoing a similar project."
Mrs Moores, Templecombe
"We would just like to say how excellent the service has been from Aspect Windows from beginning to end. The salesman could not have been more helpful, we felt completely unhurried and un-pressured. The fitter was also extremely good, he was neat, careful and very respectful of our property as well as being very sociable and polite. Congratulations Aspect Windows on a really good job I wish everything in life could be so straightforward!"
Mr Foster, Exeter
"I had chosen Aspect Windows in Exeter to supply the glazing as they had a good reputation and specialised in aluminium doors windows and curtain walling. Aspect were brilliant throughout the design and fitting process, working to incredibly tight tolerances especially on the curtain walling."
Mr Abdilla, Exeter