Bespoke Joinery for New England Style Beach House
Embarking on his own self-build project, this property developer from Saltbox Design and Build had his heart set on bespoke doors and windows that would accentuate the distinctive aesthetics of his New England Style home. Inspired by the spectacular beach houses found in Osterville, Massachusetts, the client demolished the previously existing property and built this breath-taking home with timber weatherboarding. He felt that his own dream home was deserving of something special, and wanted to fit British-made timber doors and windows that were made to measure and of the highest quality.
The client was particularly interested in our use of Accoya and our ability to combine classic designs with high-performance technology. Accoya is an engineered timber that is dimensionally stable with outstanding durability. It is water-resistant, virtually rot proof, does not swell, shrink, twist or warp and will have minimal moment in the joints, ensuring a long lasting finish. Unlike most hardwoods, it is also environmentally friendly, manufactured from sustainable pine forests. As the client was such a big fan of the material, we supplied him with additional timber on his request, so he could construct a pergola for his garden.
For a traditional look, we supplied weighted box sash windows that perfectly complemented the property. Because of the property’s unique shingle cladding, we included external cheeks to finish the windows off with a neat look.
On the upper floor, the dormers were fitted with Casement windows, which worked better with the proportions of the house. However, to keep the overall style looking neat and uniform, they were designed to match the look of the other weighted sash windows.
Leading onto the patio at the back of the property, we fitted three sets of folding doors painted in Westbury White. To contrast with the cool, pale colours, the vertical boarded front door is painted in a striking black shade, along with the garage doors. The sidelights reflect the same tasteful style while letting in plenty of natural sunlight into the entrance hallway.