A Contemporary Extension on a Traditional Bungalow with Bi-folding Doors in Budleigh Salterton


Located near the coast in Budleigh Salterton; this bungalow needed modernising, and the layout optimised.

Working with the architect, the homeowners seeked planning permission for a 2-storey contemporary extension to the rear of the property. Plus sought to simplify the exiting internal layout of the bungalow, by creating generous sized rooms and a layout that flowed.

The Project

The contemporary extension was added to the back of the property. Architecturally the extension is very different from the original bungalow. With cubic shapes and large expanses of glass. But thanks to the architect, the two work perfectly together. Being at the rear of the property the contemporary extension has very little impact on the look of the street and the surrounding area.

A key requirement for the extension was to integrate the view. Making it a focal point both upstairs and downstairs, as previously it was hidden by the small windows. The expansive glazed areas within the extension now not only allow light deep into the property, but also maximizes the views out towards the coast.

Downstairs the extension has allowed for an open plan kitchen, dining, living room area to be created.

Upstairs previously, the cottage had only a small storage room. As a result of the new extension, the upper floor was extended and two further rooms, with balconies were added.


Having been recommended Aspect Windows, the homeowners visited the showroom to review and experience their different options.

A 6 pane and a 3 pane bi-folding door was chosen for the extension downstairs. Offering views out onto the picturesque garden. Allowing the area to be completely opened up on two sides, with the boundaries to the outside removed when opened. Seamlessly connecting the inside and outside space, whilst flooding the area with natural light.

Pressings were added to the support posts on the extension, in the same colour as the window. Helping to join the glazed areas together, whilst creating a contemporary look.

A 4 pane and a 2 pane bi-folding door was also chosen for upstairs in the extension. Allowing the view to be enjoyed whatever the weather, with direct access onto the balcony.

The bungalow was refurbished throughout. Aluminium windows were chosen, to replace the existing PVCu windows. The same colour as the windows and doors in the extension was chosen to help tie old and new together.

RAL 9016 – anthracite grey was the colour picked for the windows and doors. A popular contemporary colour which works perfectly with both the red brick of the existing building and the white render of the extension.

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About this project

Budleigh Salterton


Bi-folding doors, Windows

RAL 7016 - Anthracite Grey

Barc Architects

Tom Hargreaves Photography

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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