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Case study: Party House

May 11, 2023
A radical remodelling of a 1950’s house has given filmmaker and photographer Stuart Chapman a beautiful, and impressive, family home. Project information Sector: Renovation Specified for: Extra large, outward opening double sliding doors • High quality, versatile design • Composite frame construction • Different frame...
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Case study: Fair Rising

May 4, 2023
Construction company boss Jeremy Westcott was certain VELFAC composite glazing would be the perfect choice for his stunning new-build family home. Project information Sector: Self-build Contractor/Architect: Westcott Construction / Carl Leroy Smith Owner: Jeremy Westcott Specified for: Slim frames and contemporary...
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Case study: Barn style family home

April 26, 2023
This beautiful four-bedroom family home, built by owners Tom and Frances Edwards, combines impressive sustainability with innovative design. Project information Project: Barn style family home Sector:Self-build Homeowner: Tom and Frances Edwards Specified for: Composite frame construction • Uniform sightlines and...
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Case study: Jason Ormes family home

April 21, 2023
Jason Orme, editorial director at Homebuilding & Renovating (HB&R), is an experienced self-builder who recently finished his second major renovation project, transforming an eclectic 1960s house into a stylish open plan family home. Project information Project: Jason Ormes family home Sector: Renovated 1960s home...
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Case study: Ten Oaks

April 17, 2023
Almost a decade in the building, Ten Oaks is undoubtedly an impressive family home. Architects Kirkland Fraser Moor worked with owner Ian Mays (one of the founders and now retired CEO of RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company) to create a ‘climate restorative’ zero carbon home with minimal...
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Case study: Driftwood

March 2, 2023
The slim-framed VELFAC composite frame delivered the durability and low energy performance together with ‘uniformity in appearance’, achieved by the distinctive VELFAC frame profile which makes every window appear identical whether fixed or opening. Project information Name: Driftwood, West Sussex Sector: Renovation...
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Case study: Hungate Lodge

February 7, 2023
It’s hard to believe that Hungate Lodge was once a dowdy bungalow with windows which took little advantage of a beautiful coastal location. Now fully renovated, the Lodge is clad in white render, timber and seamed zinc, with triple glazed VELFAC composite windows adding contemporary style, impressive thermal...
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Facit homes: bespoke homes for sustainable living

January 27, 2023
Facit Homes is an award-winning UK design and build company which creates contemporary, low carbon homes using digital manufacturing techniques, turning 3D digital models into building components which are quickly and efficiently assembled on site. Although every Facit Home is individually designed, they are all...
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Does 'net zero' mean the end of double glazing?

January 27, 2023
Already standard in much of northern Europe, triple glazing is increasingly installed in homes across the UK. Partly a response to rising energy costs, the shift to triple glazing is also driven by the latest Building Regulations, recently updated to support the UK Government’s aim to achieve ‘net zero’ by 2050. So...
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Ventilation, windows and building regulations - self-builders advice

October 14, 2022
Good ventilation can be an afterthought for many self-builders, especially given the current emphasis on insulation, air tightness and low energy performance. Yet fresh air is key to a happy and healthy home. It helps removes irritants such as pollen and dust, and can reduce problems such as condensation or mould...
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