Contemporary house

Green Building Store supplied the PROGRESSION windows and ULTRA entrance and lift & slide doors for a contemporary new family 4-bedroom home in Dundee, designed by Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd using the Passivhaus methodology.

The project was constructed using a timber frame structure with wood-based insulation. The house is situated within mature trees with views over the Tay Estuary. Cladding in Scottish larch timber and zinc was chosen to reflect the woodland setting and the light on the nearby water. The project has been designed and built to meet the Passivhaus Low Energy standard, although the owners have opted not to go for Passivhaus certification.

Green Building Store’s triple glazed timber ULTRA doors (entrance and lift & slide), and PROGRESSION Passivhaus-certified windows were specified for the project.

Included in this was an ULTRA entrance door, with sidelight and large fixed light above and ULTRA lift and slide door at ground floor and first floor. PROGRESSION windows were installed throughout, including the tall and thin 5 metre high window in the entrance lobby.

Kirsty Maguire, Architect at Kirsty Maguire Architects Ltd commented:

“We chose the PROGRESSION windows and ULTRA doors from Green Building Store to help the project achieve Passivhaus levels of performance. The PROGRESSION windows work really well in terms of maximising the glazing area and minimising the visual impact of the window frames. They also work well in terms of the detailing of over-cladding of insulation around the frame to minimise thermal bridging.

The crisp narrow sightlines of the PROGRESSION windows match the contemporary aesthetic of the project, including the zinc cladding. The windows and doors look great!”

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