Expansive glazing is a core design feature in this striking new 300m2 self build home in Hemel Hempstead, Buckinghamshire. To ensure the wide spans of glass don’t compromise the thermal efficiency of the property, the homeowners wanted to install high performance triple glazing.

A mix of tilt and turn and fixed windows from Internorm were chosen, supplied by Thames Valley Windows – who advised the homeowners on design options, providing 3D visualisations. A composite design allows a grey aluminium frame on the outside, with a timber finish internally to imbue the interiors with the character of natural materials. External cladding hides the frames to maximise the glass area and create a frameless look.

To create an entrance within the glazed setup, a four panel set of lift and slide glazed doors were installed to create a 22m span of glass, finished in the same colour as the windows to provide a seamless look.

The result is a breathtaking home that has a core connection with nature thanks to the glazing. The windows and doors work to provide panoramic views of the garden and beyond throughout both storeys of the new property. “The Thames Valley Windows sales, engineering and installation team were great to work with, and we’re very pleased overall,” says the homeowners.

Once installed, the airtightness of the windows was tested and came in at a good score, with the house sealed at 0.7 air changes per hour. These Internorm units came in at £110,000.


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