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Case study: Nairn, Highland

May 2, 2024
When Peter and Kristin Duncan decided to renovate their beautiful Victorian home, they first renewed the fabric of the entire house before adding a strikingly modern extension, constructed almost entirely from full height VELFAC windows and patio doors. ‘The house was very special to us because it had been Peter’s...
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Case study: Elms Brook

April 17, 2024
Seasoned self-builders Sarah and Rob Collard have designed and built not just one family home but two. ‘A few years ago we bought a plot of land, demolished the existing house and self-built our dream home,’ says Sarah. ‘It was featured on Channel 4’s ‘Build the Dream’ programme and we really thought it was our...
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Case study: Woodland House

January 18, 2024
With a brief to build an ‘award winning house’, AR Design Studio (AR) has created a strikingly contemporary home, comprising innovative, angular blocks covered in diagonal black larch cladding, and with VELFAC aluminium/timber windows installed on every facade. This elegant, minimalist home delivers ultra-flexible...
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Case study: Skellingthorpe

November 9, 2023
Space, budget and sustainability were key reasons why Kevin Jarvis decided to self-build his new family home in Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire. Stepped facades, clad in slate, timber and seamed zinc, are set beneath dramatically sloping roofs, and VELFAC composite windows and patio doors are installed in every facade....
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Case study: Pavilion House

October 18, 2023
Set in rolling Suffolk countryside, Pavilion House is a beautiful, minimalist ‘inside out’ home designed by renowned Danish architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, founding partner of Norm Architects. VELFAC glazing contributes to the sustainability ambitions of Pavilion House, with both home and studio close to Passivhaus...
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Case study: Print House

October 12, 2023
Inspired by an episode of Grand Designs, property owners Terry and Mickey turned to award-winning UK design and build company Facit Homes when planning their dream retirement home in South London. Project information Sector: Bespoke new build home Design & Build: Facit Homes Windows series: VELFAC 200 Specified for:...
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Case study: Twin Gable house

October 12, 2023
Adding contemporary style to an urban residential streetscape, Twin Gables - created by award-winning UK design and build company Facit Homes - is a radical redesign of the ‘traditional’ two storey British home. Project information Sector: Bespoke new build home Design & Build: Facit Homes Windows series: VELFAC 200...
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Case study: Fennyland lane

September 13, 2023
An unusual - and super stylish - faceted window screen is the central feature of a beautiful extension to this family home in Kenilworth. ‘The brief was to add more space,’ says Paul Tracey, MD of main contractor Paul Tracey Construction. Project information Sector: Home extension and refurbishment Main contractor:...
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Case study: Lutwyche road

May 23, 2023
At Lutwyche Road, architects Studio Bam! have built a new house adjacent to an end-of-terrace Victorian home. This innovative, timber-framed structure occupies the side alleyway before flaring out into the back garden. Designed to make maximum use of limited space – and a limited budget - the house also fully exploits...
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Case study: Stour house

May 17, 2023
This beautiful, contemporary family home features generous swathes of VELFAC triple glazing on every floor, providing far reaching views over the River Stour while also flooding every room with plentiful natural light. Project information Name: Stour house, Suffolk Sector: Bespoke new build home Design & Build: Facit...
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