Lift and Slide Doors in Contemporary Extension Overlooking the Estuary in Topsham


Looking for a property close to town, with character, the homeowner found the perfect property with excellent views over the estuary. It was just a little dated and in need of modernising.

The Project

Sat on the back of the property was an old traditional conservatory. The conservatory blocked light from reaching the dining and kitchen areas; whilst multiple sight-lines blocked the view.

Shortly after the homeowner moved in, they employed a family friend to knock down the conservatory and replace it with a single storey glazed extension. Which would create an open plan layout between the kitchen, dining and living areas.

The new contemporary extension is glazed on three sides which now helps to draw light into the house, and helps the view to be enjoyed from multiple rooms.


To the front of the contemporary extension an 8 metre wide, lift and slide, sliding door was chosen. Configured to open from the middle, with two moving panes and 2 fixed panes. Offering minimal sight-lines the view out over the estuary can be enjoyed opened or closed. Above the sliding doors are gable windows, which follow the shape of the roof line. Which creates a completely glazed wall, maximising the light into the house.

The sliding doors have been installed with electric integral blinds, offering privacy when needed. Being integral means they don’t get in the way and they are don’t need cleaning.

On the walls either side of the sliding doors are floor to ceiling windows. With a fully glazed side access door on the kitchen side, for easy access outside.

Aluminium pressings in the same colour as the windows and doors were added to conceal the unsightly steel corner posts and on the beam above the sliding doors completing the look and creating a contemporary finish.

RAL 7016 matt anthracite grey was chosen for the windows and doors with a pre-anodised finish protecting the paint and frames in the harsh marine environment.

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About this project

Topsham, Devon


Lift and slide sliding doors, gable frame windows, floor to ceiling windows, single door

RAL 7016 Matt - Anthracite Grey

Matthew Heritage

Our Product Range

"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

"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

"Many thanks for your care and attention when measuring for my windows, the frames were installed into finished reveals with no disruption, leaving just finish rendering and painting to do! The fitters did a sterling job on the installation too... "

Mr Taylor, Kingsbridge

"I am really pleased with the work that has been carried out. My house is notably quieter and warmer. Even my parents are impressed, which is high praise indeed. Thank you for your excellent customer care."

Mrs Atkinson, Sidmouth

"We would like to say thanks to all of the Aspect team, everyone we have met, we have been impressed with their professionalism and quality of service provided - from the salesman, through to admin, the surveyor and the fitting team. Thank you to you all."

Mrs Taylor, Exeter

"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 VueLite sliding doors and our Origin 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. Their salesman could not have been more helpful, we felt completely unhurried and unpressured. 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