Coastal hideaway transformed with slim flush aluminium windows and sliding door


Sat next to the coastguards cottage, this 1960’s family home has been transformed into a eco-friendly, modern self-catering hideaway following an extensive make over.

The project

The cottage boasts fantastic views over Coverack Cove and the vast stretch of sea in front. With this being a key selling point of the property, it was vital to incorporate the views across the Peninsula within the design. Large panoramic windows were installed into each room, capturing the scene like a picture. Allowing the view to be enjoyed from all over the house.

Internally the property maintains a simple pared-back feel with an earthy, neutral design. A silvery larchwood cladding was selected for the exterior, which will silver over time and blend in with the classic Cornish cottage slate roofs.


Large slim frame, flush, aluminium picture windows, with a side opening, were chosen for the living room and master bedroom. A wooden surround has been added to all of the windows internally. Resulting in the window frame being barely visible. Helping to frame the views beyond.

A mixture of fixed, side hung and top hung, double glazed windows were chosen for the rest of the house. Using the same slim frame, flush aluminium profile. All in RAL 7016 anthracite grey, internally and externally. The colour works perfectly to complement the design inside and out.

In order make the most of the views to the side of the property and to create a seamless transition to the outside seating area, a large set of lift and slide, sliding doors were selected. With a pre-anodisaed finish to protect it from the harsh marine environment. With one fixed pane and one sliding pane, the opening door neatly sits behind the fixed pane when effortlessly opened, using the purity lever handle. In anthracite grey to match the windows.

All with a 10 year marine guarantee for added peace of mind and many years of trouble free use.

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All photos in the projects gallery show actual work undertaken by the Aspect Windows team.

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About this project

Coverack, Cornwall

Flush Aluminium Windows, Sliding Door

RAL 7016 Matt - Anthracite Grey

Double Glazed, Pre-Anodised Aluminium for Marine Environments, Purity Handles

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"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