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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: 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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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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What is a sustainable window?

August 26, 2022
A guide to choosing windows and doors that are good for your home and for the planet. Climate change, the drive for ‘net zero’ carbon*, and the launch of the Future Homes Standard** - these are all reasons to specify building products designed to cause little or no damage to the environment throughout their entire...
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