Tips and inspiration for homeowners


05. September 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 clean lines, contemporary design, and composite frame construction. They also appreciate the system’s eco-friendly performance, and the VELFAC commitment to sustainable manufacture. Here are just a few of TV’s ‘grand designs’ which feature VELFAC:

Tinkers Lane, Hertfordshire

Designed by Facit Homes – ‘the UK’s leading home manufacturer’ - this new build home features large VELFAC windows and was showcased on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.


Go to the VELFAC gallery 
Watch the video on Channel 4



Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

VELFAC windows bring daylight into this open plan, canal-side self-build which was featured on Channel 4’s Building the Dream.


Read the VELFAC case study
Watch the video on Channel 4



Clevedon, North Somerset

Another Channel 4 Building the Dream property, this self-build showed how VELFAC could be both stylish and ‘very, very cost-effective’.


Read the VELFAC case study
Watch the video on Channel 4




A mock mansion is replaced with a ‘high-performance prefab’ - featuring VELFAC glazing – in this episode of Channel 4’s Inside Out Homes, with the supplier list here. Find VELFAC under ‘All Areas’





Tom Raffield, renowned for his steam-bent wood furniture and lighting, specified VELFAC glazing for his new build family home, as seen on Channel 4’s Grand Designs


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VELFAC triple-glazing is installed in this eco-friendly Dutch Barn in Cirencester, which was used as the ‘inspirational property’ on this episode of Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House – with VELFAC glazing also installed in the ‘lovely’ house featured in the programme.


Read the developer's case study



Plumberow Avenue, Essex

The building of this SIP-framed home – designed by Atelier 73, and featuring VELFAC windows – will soon be shown on Channel 4’s Building the Dream.


Go to the owners Instagram


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