An old log shed and mid-20th century milking parlor was converted into a single-storey dwelling, with views over the Dorset countryside.
The dilapidated outbuildings were situated on a farm which had been in the family for generations, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located within a popular holiday destination, the owners converted the farm buildings into a holiday cottage.
The owners worked closely with the architect, planners and listed building officers, to draw up a plan to convert the building into a two-bedroom cottage. Externally the structure was designed to keep the original look and footprint of the existing farm building. The original openings were kept on the north side of the building. On the south side a glass-to-glass corner window with large sliding doors were included to make the most of the views.
With the views and natural light at the heart of the design. The bedrooms sit within the original stone log shed, while the open plan living accommodation is within the milking parlor. Here views across the valley can be enjoyed.
On the South East corner of the milking parlor the glass to glass corner sits. At nearly 2 meters high, two pieces of glass meet around an 90 degree corner. Joined together using structural silicone, to create a weather proof seal and a neat appearance. Creating a focal point and maximising the views beyond. When rebuilding the milking parlor the builders installed a structural steel in order to support the roof above the glass corner window.
The glass to glass corner window was paired next to a 3 meter wide sliding door. Enhancing the views beyond and really drawing your eye to this area of the room. The sliding doors are operated via a lift and slide configuration. Where the doors get lifted slightly off the tracks and onto rollers, when the lever handle is rotated. This allows for effortless opening. The doors were design on a double track configuration, with both doors being able to slide open behind each other, giving flexibility.
The property also features an aluminium front door with a solid panel, colour coded hinges and a side window. Plus 17 contemporary aluminium windows, with trickle vents for ventilation and building regulations.
All of the doors and windows are in RAL 7016 Matt Anthracite Grey. Matching the colour of the corrugated cladding on the milking parlor externally, and creating a modern feel internally. With colour matched handles throughout.
Soloar control glass was chosen for the glazing within the southerly elevations, in order to reduce solar heat gain. Whilst still offering high levels of natural light.
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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