Slimline Aluminium Windows and Sliding Doors in Exeter New Build Project

A newly built contemporary property, with large sliding doors, designed to maximise the sunlight and be respectful of its neighbours.


Originally sat on this site was a rundown 1930’s timber-framed bungalow.  Within zone 3 of a conservation area, renowned for its large white rendered stucco houses.

The Project

A new contemporary dwelling was to be built in its place taking design inspiration from the grandness of the nearby historic homes within the conservation area.

The scale of the house had to be considered between its single storey neighbours. The two storey house was designed to have a low aspect ratio, taking advantage of the eaves and roof cape.

The new building has been laid out in accordance with good practices in respect to daylight and sunlight. The property was designed to maximise the south facing sunlight for solar gain. Therefore the property features more windows on the south compared to the north side to minimise heat loss, all triple glazed with low U-values – helping to reduce running costs, and save energy.


A combination of small triple glazed windows and large glazed walls allow extensive natural light into the property. Carefully designed to provide varied views of the distant hills, whilst avoiding over-looking the neighbors. With slimline aluminium frames in agate grey (RAL 7038), maximising the glass area.

Large sliding doors lead out directly to the patio area, from the living room and the ground floor bedroom, allowing the garden to be enjoyed year round.

Double doors lead out onto a discrete balcony, with screening to either side to avoid overlooking onto the neighbours.

Learn More

To learn more about the products we offer and to help you decide on which is best for your project, book a showroom appointment, or call the sales team on 01392 444233.

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

Photos taken by Tom Hurley at Devon Digital – Copyright of Aspect Windows (Western) Ltd


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About this project

Exeter, Devon

Aluminium Windows and Sliding Door

RAL 7038 - Agate Grey

Paul Humphries Architects Ltd

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