It's rare to see so many different architectural aluminium window, door and curtain wall product applications on one house. Yet at this impressive home in Cheshire, fully compatible curtain walling, windows and a variety of door systems from TECHNAL have been installed to create a seamless appearance, satisfying architect and client requirements completely.
This contemporary style, five-bedroom detached house commands a floor area of 10,000sq ft and includes an indoor swimming pool together with gym and leisure facilities. Rear facing, the property has been constructed on raised land that slopes down to a natural stream with breath-taking countryside views beyond.
Following initial design meetings with the architect, TECHNAL provided a full NBS specification for the aluminium systems with typical through sections and full thermal value calculations, as well as budget pricing pre-tender to ensure an accurate tender package.
Meeting the demanding energy efficient U-value of 1.5 W/m2K, external doors, windows and curtain walling from the TECHNAL range were carefully selected for their compatibility and specified with high performance solar performance glazing throughout.
Flooding the indoor swimming pool with light, TECHNAL’s high-end Confort C160 Aluminium Sliding Door system has been installed as a six-pane configuration spanning 11m x 3.6m. Engineered with a user-friendly slide action, the doors glide back easily to create a dramatic opening onto the exterior marble terrace.
The feature room of the house is a large kitchen diner and lounge area that runs from the front to back, opening on to an orangery.
Three striking gables shape the focus of the house to the rear, with a curved on-plan bay entrance to the ground floor that features faceted TECHNAL Dualframe 75 HP Aluminium Hinged doors. This structure creates a balcony area for the master bedroom suite at first floor level where Dualframe doors have been installed, opening out on to the balcony. The doors are framed by a raked head detail, produced using Elegance 52 curtain walling to mirror the pitch of the roofline.
TECHNAL Elegance 52 curtain walling has also been used to create a full height feature glazed entrance screen, ensuring a light and airy entrance hall, together with two small rooflights that connect the main house to the swimming pool and leisure suite.
Adding a further design dimension, the TECHNAL systems also offer dual colour capability. Finished in charcoal grey to the exterior, the aluminium systems tie in with the slate roof, providing a contrast to the rest of the exterior, which features purpose-made Portuguese limestone and a slightly off-white render. Internally, the systems are finished in white to blend with the interior design scheme.