Garden Room Extension Showcasing Sliding Doors, Flat Rooflights and Shaped Window Frames


The homeowners of this mid century villa in Torquay were looking to improve the connection between the house and the garden.

The Project

The homeowners reached out to van Ellen + Sheryn Chartered Architects to design them a new garden room extension. Which would provide them with a new kitchen and dining space for their family. The new room would overlook an outside entertaining space and the garden beyond.


Large 7.5 metre wide lift and slide, sliding doors were chosen for the north elevation of the extension which looks out over the garden. With two of the three doors effortlessly sliding to the left, the homeowners are able to open three quarters of the aperture. Seamlessly extending their dining space out onto the patio. Adjoining the sliding doors in the kitchen end of the extension are 3 square windows – which sit above the kitchen worktop. A tilt and turn window sits in the middle of two fixed windows for easy ventilation in the kitchen.

To maximise the light in the room, on the east and west end walls high level windows sit, shaped to match the slant of the roof. Along with 3 x fixed flat roof-lights in the ceiling.

Aluminium flashing was added above the doors and windows on the north elevation to hide the steels and help bring everything together.

Learn More

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

Copyright of van Ellen + Sheryn Chartered Architects


Back to Case Studies

About this project

Torquay, Devon

Aluminium Sliding Doors, Single Entrance Door, Flat Rooflights, Shaped Window Frames

RAL 7026 - Granite Grey

Pre Anodised Marine Grade Paint Finish, Double Glazed

van Ellen + Sheryn Chartered Architects

Our Product Range

"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