Slim Sliding Doors, Lift and Slide Doors and Glazed Gables in Exeter Refurb


Originally a 1960’s single storey bungalow, located within a small cul-de-sac in Exeter. The previous owners converted the property into a dormer bungalow. The now owners sought to improve the external appearance of the property, as well as increase the headroom throughout the upstairs, in order to create a more usable space.

The Project

Planning permission was granted to redevelop and extend the property. It was key that the new contemporary design, was still in keeping with the surrounding area. The properties new design features large areas of aluminium glazing, smooth white render walls and a natural slate roof. With two, two-storey gables added to the front of the property in order to get the extra headroom for the upstairs of the property.  With the addition of a balcony to the rear of the house.

Looking for quality, contemporary architectural glazing and having been recommended Aspect Windows by their Architect, the homeowners booked a showroom visit in order to review their options, compare different products and talk to an expert. In order to help them decide on what the best glazing products for their project would be.

Glazing Products

To the front of the property the homeowners choose slim and contemporary aluminium windows for the glazed gable/raked windows, the fixed windows and the casement windows. The glazed gable has been designed with a middle opening window to allow for ventilation to the room. whilst providing a contemporary look for the property.

Three lift and slide sliding doors were installed to the rear of the property. The first leading out onto the 1st floor balcony from the master bedroom. A second within the second bedroom opening out to a Juliet balcony. Then the 3rd within the downstairs bedroom, which opens out onto the terrace. The lift and slide door can be locked into a ventilation position allowing the doors to be opened a little at night for example, without having to open them fully.

All of the lift and slide doors have been installed with integral blinds. Integral blinds are fitted within the panes of glass. An ideal solution for privacy, and a neat and stylish alternative to curtains, or external blinds.

Downstairs a large expanse of glazing runs the length of the kitchen/dining/living area. Designed with sliding doors in mind. The homeowners compared the effortless opening lift and slide doors, which they had used for the bedrooms, with a premium slim sliding door, which has sightlines of just 20 mm, for this area of the property. Visiting the showroom allowed the couple of compare the two options. Being a key area of the house, where the homeowners would spend a lot of time they decided upon the slim sliding doors for the 9.2 meters wide opening. The slim sliding door consists of 4 equal sized sashes. With the two on the far sides being fixed on the inner track and the two central panes sliding on the outer track. Creating a nearly 5 meter wide opening when the doors are opened fully. With electric locking and wall switch/smart home operation

All of the glazing is finished in the same RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey colour, tying all the products together perfectly.

Learn More

There is no better way to choose your new windows and doors then by discovering and experiencing your options in our Exeter showroom. Book a showroom appointment where one of our dedicated consultants can review your requirements, guide you through the product range and the options available to you. Our team can ensure the products you choose will enhance your space, fit your requirements, suit your budget and exceed your expectations. Book a showroom appointment today, or call the team on 01392 444233.

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

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About this project

Exeter, Devon

Aluminium Glazing

Slim Sliding Door, Lift and Slide Door, Gable Frame Windows, Casement Windows, Fixed Frame Windows, Integral Blinds

RAL 7016 - Matt, Anthracite Grey

TFQ 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