This 4 bedroom house sits along the estuary river bank in Shaldon, Devon. Within a conservation area with picturesque views. The house required refurbishing inside and out; an extension adding and a internal reconfiguration, in order to suit the family’s needs and lifestyle.
A key requirement for the family was to open up the elevation of the property which faces the river. Allowing the views to be enjoyed, and easy access to the river.
Working with their architect and CW Build, a local building firm, the homeowners added an 1.5 metre extension along the length of the kitchen. Doubling the space in the kitchen, and adding a balcony above. This has created an outside area for bedroom two, helping to make the most of the views.
Large glazed areas were incorporated into the downstairs design. Creating a space which is flooded with light, whilst framing views which can be enjoyed from the kitchen, living, and dining rooms downstairs.
Externally cladding has been added to the property, which has completely transformed the houses appearance. Creating a modern look whilst connecting it materially to both the river, the landscape beyond and the boathouse next door.
A 3 metre wide, double track, lift and slide, sliding door was chosen for the kitchen extension. Both door leafs within the sliding door has the ability to open, giving the family flexibility in how they use the door. Casement windows have been installed behind the sink/worktops and floor to ceiling windows added to the snug area. Creating a bright airy space.
French doors allow the view to be enjoyed from the dining area, whilst a second set of sliding doors allow spectacular estuary views from the living room. With each room having direct and easy access out onto to the patio and the river beyond. Allowing the rooms to extend to the outside with a seamless transition.
Upstairs French doors were added to the 2nd bedroom, with opening full length windows either side. The French doors lead out onto the newly created balcony above the kitchen extension.
A 3rd set of sliding doors were added to the master bedroom. Replacing the dated, hard to open sliding doors which previously sat there. The new doors are easy to open, have minimal sight-lines, and allow for the view to be enjoyed, whatever the weather.
All the other windows within the property have also been replaced with new slim line aluminium casement windows, creating a modern, consistent look.
Due to the location of the property, a pre-anodised marine grade paint finish was selected. The pre-anodised finish protects the frames from the harsh marine environment they will be exposed to.
RAL 7016 – anthracite grey was chosen for the windows and doors. Helping to create a modern, contemporary look, which works perfectly with both the new exterior, and the new interior of the property.
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All photos in the projects gallery show actual work undertaken by the Aspect Windows team.
"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