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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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Create the perfect home office with high performance windows

January 25, 2022
A home office space has become a ‘must have’ for any dream home – a dedicated room which the whole family can use, whether to ‘work from home’, catch up on school work, or manage a busy household in peace. The ideal home office should be comfortable, practical and productive, which means it must have the perfect...
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Replacing existing windows - what to consider

August 8, 2019
New windows are a priority for many home renovators who want to improve insulation and acoustic control, while also adding contemporary style to an older property. If you’re planning to change your windows, here’s some helpful advice from our expert team. What should I think about when replacing windows, especially if...
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Sliding, bi-fold or hinged? How to choose the ideal glazed patio door for your home

June 24, 2019
When choosing patio doors, many self-builders and renovators are confused by the range of designs and functions on offer, and not always sure if their ideal design will suit their home. Here’s some advice on how to make the right choice. Sliding doors - ideal for any location, especially where space is tight, such as...
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September 5, 2018
If you’re a fan of TV homebuilding shows then you’ve probably seen the VELFAC system being installed in some of the UK’s more interesting self-build projects. A firm favourite with architects across the country, VELFAC windows and doors are also a popular choice for self-builders and renovators, who like the system’s...
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