Dartmouth River Side Property with Aluminium Sliding Doors and Flat Rooflights


A mid-20th century, 2 bedroom property originally sat on this Dartmouth plot until planning was sought to replace the existing dwelling. Planning Officers felt there was a real opportunity to enhance the site with a contemporary low profile property. The replacement property has a larger footprint than the original in order to maximise the site. Whilst still fitting in well with its surroundings and the variety of architectural styles nearby.

The Project

Sat on the banks of the River Dart, this new home has been designed to take advantage of the fantastic views over the estuary. With large areas of glazing leading out from the open plan kitchen/living area and bedrooms, onto a large deck over the water, on the front elevation.

Built and finished to a high level, the contemporary new build’s walls are finished with a variation of painted render and natural stone, creating an interesting dynamic. With powder coated aluminium windows and doors, which are integral to the properties design.

Finished with a green flat roof to minimise the height of the property whilst creating a overall modern aesthetic.


The front of the property which overlooks the estuary features 3 aluminium sliding doors. This includes a large 8.5 meter wide lift and slide door in the open plan living area. On a duo track configuration, allowing the centre two sashes to open over the two fixed sashes on either side. Creating a seamless transition onto the balcony and the view beyond. The lift and side opening mechanism makes these doors effortless to open regardless of the size.

Two further aluminium sliding doors have been used for the 2 bedrooms along the front elevation. Both 3 meters wide, giving direct access onto the balcony, and allowing the views to be enjoyed whatever the weather, opened or closed.

Seven fixed flat rooflights were installed within the green roof helping to draw more light into the property from above. And a solid aluminium contemporary front door was chosen as the entrance door, with sidelight panels on either side.

All in RAL 9006 – white aluminium matt. In a pre-anodised finish, protecting the frames in the harsh marine environment whilst giving the homeowners a 10 year guarantee for added peace of mind.

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About this project

Dartmouth, Devon


Lift and Slide Sliding Doors, Front Door, Windows, Fixed Flat Rooflights

RAL 9006 - White Aluminium Matt

Daryl Fleming Building Services

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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