Supplying quality timber and doors that fit with the style of the property lies in the ability of the designer to balance scale and proportion, but also to realise the client’s vision and what they want to achieve. While it might look like a modernised timber-framed barn, this unique property is actually a new build. The owner wanted to replicate the style of traditional barn conversions typically found across Essex, with their classic black weatherboarding and their domineering gable roofs. For this project, we carefully selected products that had quality and style, so that our client could focus on creating their dream home.
First, there’s the sense of splendour, as guests to the house are welcomed by the magnificent entrance door with double-height direct glazed screen. Inside, it’s certainly a hallway and staircase that makes a statement, consisting of full-length glazing to fully maximise on the amount of sunlight streaming in. Able to deliver bespoke, one-of-a-kind designs on a larger scale, the units for the entrance hall were so big that we glazed them on-site before installing them.
The striking new windows are painted in an elegant Granite shade from our Westbury paint collection, perfectly offsetting the black cladding and giving the property a modern aesthetic. We fitted a mix of French and standard casement windows throughout the house so that it would comply with new build escape regulations. Ensuring a sleek and consistent look, we made sure that the lines of the windows were perfectly aligned between the different floor levels.
The entrance door itself is a contemporary, horizontally-boarded door made from Accoya®, with insulating Tricoya® panels. Predominantly used in all of our joinery products, this is an engineered timber that is dimensionally stable with outstanding durability. It is water-resistant, virtually rot proof, doesn’t swell, shrink, twist or warp and will have minimal movement in the joints, ensuring a long-lasting finish. Unlike most hardwoods it’s also environmentally friendly, manufactured from sustainable pine forests. Also painted in Granite to match the windows, the entrance door features polished chrome ironmongery from our standard range and a glazed central vision panel.
We supplied three sets of folding stacking doors, with two at the back of the property and one at the front which matches the first-floor windows. Above the rear folding door, which mirrors the main glazing at the front of the building, we inserted a covered structural steel element with a Tricoya® panel which was proudly engraved with the house name.