When it comes to designing a bespoke residential property, it’s the finest details which often create the greatest impact. Demanding strict attention to detail, aesthetic excellence must go hand-in-hand with functionality and performance.
As a unique dwelling in Salcombe showcases, the use of aluminium doors and windows in domestic properties supports architects to create transformational spaces which have a lasting impact.
Proudly standing on the cliffs of Salcombe, overlooking one of Devon’s most highly-rated beaches, the residence appears as a single-storey home from road level above.
The renovation was required to cooperate with the surroundings by minimising visual change along a popular tourist route and, subsequently, comply with strict building regulations standards. Once beyond its intentionally deceiving façade, the building opens up into a three-storey home, effortlessly cascading into the surrounding topography.
But creating a one-of-a-kind home in such an environment wouldn’t be without its challenges. Sloping coastal cliffs, near-inaccessible driveways and coastal marine environmental conditions were just some of the hurdles which would have to be navigated.
For this project, specifying aluminium to achieve the architectural ambition of the project facilitated more than aesthetic excellence.
Steve Cooling, Managing Director at Aspect Windows said: “Limited access to the property via tight turns and steep slopes meant the size and weight of materials was a key consideration on this project, both during initial installation and where ongoing maintenance is concerned.
“Utilising systems from Reynaers meant we could overcome these challenges, while also ensuring the solutions would help the property to stand up to the demands of its seaside environment.”
Once in place, the aluminium frames would provide a robust solution which provides the strength and stability required for large expanses of glazing, while delivering required pascal ratings to resolutely stand up to enduring winds and harsh coastal conditions.
Supplied in RAL 9007, the grey aluminium perfectly complements the building, while pre-anodized paint adds further durability to protect the property from the elements.
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