Curtain Wall Staircase Feature with Bi-folding Doors and Aluminium Windows in New Build Property

Relocating from Cardiff to Devon, the Horler family started their search for a suitable family home. Having seen a newly build property, which they deemed unsuitable, the family were shown plans for another property which had just been granted planning permission.


Located near a rural village in the Devon countryside, the plot sat in a pretty setting boarded by woodland. The plans were for an ambitious modern designed property, which was exactly what the Horler family was looking for. The family loved the idea of seeing their house being built and having an input in the layout and finishes.

The Project

The contracts were signed in April with the work due to be completed by the end of July that same year.
The plans showcased a fantastic vison of angles and curves. Due to the slope of the land, considerations had to be made with bridges designed to access the front door and the garage.

Externally the blockwork house was clad in a combination of local stonework, larch and render, with a zinc roof. A curved roof terrace above the garage is accessed from the master bedroom on the first floor and finished with artificial grass to create an all weather surface.


Aluminium windows were fitted throughout the house in RAL 7032 with bi-folding doors connecting the lounge, kitchen and family rooms with the outside. A glass curtain wall was created for the stair tower feature. The staircase was always intended to be the centre piece and they have certainly achieved that.

Due to circumstances out of the families control, the Horler’s had to take over the build and finally managed to move into their incredible West Hill home two years after they signed the initial contract. Now they have experienced the luxuries of their new home, they couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

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About this project

West Hill, East Devon

Bi-folding Doors, Curtain Walling, French Doors, Entrance Door, Aluminium Windows

RAL 7032 - Pebble grey

Curved Curtain Walling

Paul Humphries Architects Ltd

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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