After struggling to find a piece of land in their desired location this infill plot caught the now homeowners attention. The plot previously formed part of the garden of the neighbouring thatched cottage, on the edge of Exeter.
The 460-sqm site already had outline planning permission for a new home. However there were issues such as rights to light and overlooking which had to be considered when the property was being designed. Plus strict height and volume restrictions which had been imposed by the planning authority.
Taking these restrictions into consideration the local architect designed a space which responded to the sites requirements. With a cleverly folded roof, which externally overcomes the rights to light restrictions, and internally prevents overlooking from the neighbours. With the added benefit of creating a series of different views throughout the open plan living space.
The house has been designed with a lower-ground floor level which hosts the master bedroom, en-suit, hallway, and utility. Then an upper ground level, with open plan kitchen/dining and living space, then two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Plus a mezzanine level over the living space, which can be used as a 4th bedroom when the need arises.
Externally the walls have been clad in a combination of vertical larch boards and a two-tone cream and red render, to match the local red-soil. With a zinc coated roof, and an eye catching aluminium brise soleil to address issues of solar shading.
The slim and contemporary aluminium window openings have been designed for privacy. Using a mixture of obscure and clear glass, fixed and opening windows.
The 5.3 metre wide lift and slide door, connects the living area with the garden. The large sliding door helps to create an illusion that the floor extends beyond the glass, and out to the outdoor rooms. Creating a feeling of space and openness.
A matching sliding window was installed into the kitchen. The sliding window ensures that no outside or inside space is lost when the window is opened. As the window can simply slide to the right to open and then back again to close. The same lift and slide mechanism is used in the window as in the sliding door, allowing for effortless opening. The window can be opened just a few centimetres for a little fresh air, or fully opened to pass food out to the outside seating area beyond.
Fixed shaped windows, sit near the eaves of the roof, matching the lines of the roof above. Creating an architectural feature whilst helping to flood the space with light.
All finished in RAL 7016 – Matt, Anthracite grey.
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Sliding Window, Sliding Door, Casement Windows, Shaped Frame Windows, Entrance Door
RAL 7016 - Matt, Anthracite Grey
Living Space Architects
"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