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

"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