Allgood's ironmongery and interior door-sets have been specified for two new energy efficient family homes. Beginning a self-build project that would result in becoming neighbours Roger and Angie Stretton, and Martin and Sarah Smith, embarked on creating two modern homes.
Seeking high quality ironmongery they decided Allgood would provide the perfect solution. On an attractive, mature garden site near Dorchester in Dorset, two 2,100 sq ft detached, two-storey houses were designed around south facing courtyards with a one-and-a-half storey height living room. In addition, one house incorporates a double garage and the other a carport.
Having previously used Allgood products, Roger recognised the brand for its quality and reliability, and consequently specified Allgood’s Alite lever handles and Allgood door-sets for the project. A cost-effective, well-designed range of ironmongery, Allgood’s Alite offers a complete suite of products including lever handles, cylinder pulls and washroom furniture.
To complement the interior architecture of the buildings, twenty-six door-sets were supplied by Allgood to Roger’s design, incorporating fully fabricated and finished flush doors with rebated frames to create a perimeter shadow gap. An important design feature was a clear line of vision through each house along the main axis of the plan. To achieve this, four special, full-height glazed doors with glazed side panels were supplied. In addition, two 30 minute fire resisting doors were also specified to the plant-rooms.
Martin said: “The doors and ironmongery are key components of the design and Allgood’s response to the special requirements of this project have contributed to its success.”