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Timber Box Development, Grand Designs Wirral

A Grand Design, Wirral

 

Featured on the popular channel 4 program Grand Designs, Stuart & Rosie Treasurer decided to completely re-develop their 1960's dormer bungalow home to almost twice its size, creating the ultimate open plan living space and 5 large bedrooms. The aim of the build was to create the perfect family home and bring the building into the 21st century. As well as renovating the look of the property the functionality was of great importance, creating a home that works now and for many years to come.

After removing the roof of the original bungalow, Bromilow Architects designed a new layout for downstairs adding a brand new floating timber box to be planted on top of the existing ground floor building, creating 5 new bedrooms and a spacious upstairs landing.

Part way through the build Stuart and Rosie decided to improve the overall efficiency of the home by adding insulation to the external walls, updating the existing ground floor with an insulated slab and upgrading the windows and doors. As with any energy efficient home, the windows and doors are a big factor. We worked with Stuart and Rosie on the window and door design for the development and decided on Rationel Alu-clad timber windows, as the timber frames and glazing technology offered by Rationel give extremely good u-values, preventing heat loss and making the most of solar gain. The aluminium external cladding on the windows and doors has been powder coated in anthracite grey, which offers a striking contrast to the timber cladding. Internally the timber frames give a soft natural look to the windows tying in well with the other internal finishes including painted brick and timber cladding.

 

 


Main shot of property showing canterlievered  top floor with Rationel windows throughout, and aluminium entrance door.
Main shot of property showing canterlievered top floor with Rationel windows throughout, and aluminium entrance door.
Feature aluminium entrance door supplied in a bespoke RAL colour with stainless steel door hardware.
Feature aluminium entrance door supplied in a bespoke RAL colour with stainless steel door hardware.
Close up of entrance door.
Close up of entrance door.
Rear entertaining areas with dual Rationel alu-clad timber sliding door supplied and fitted in West Kirby, Wirral.
Rear entertaining areas with dual Rationel alu-clad timber sliding door supplied and fitted in West Kirby, Wirral.
Rear view of the property with various Rationel utility windows to bring lights into the various room on the upper floor of the building.
Rear view of the property with various Rationel utility windows to bring lights into the various room on the upper floor of the building.
Kitchen window from Rationel.
Kitchen window from Rationel.
Large internal window looking out onto the green roof of the new living room.
Large internal window looking out onto the green roof of the new living room.
Close up of dual sliding doors.
Close up of dual sliding doors.
Internal dining space showing the soft internal finish of the wooden Rationel windows.
Internal dining space showing the soft internal finish of the wooden Rationel windows.
Sitting room view of the timber sliding door.
Sitting room view of the timber sliding door.
Large window bringing in lots of light into the newly created dining space and giving great views of the garden.
Large window bringing in lots of light into the newly created dining space and giving great views of the garden.
Barbara catches up with Stu and Rosie to discus the build as featured on Grand Designs.
Barbara catches up with Stu and Rosie to discus the build as featured on Grand Designs.
External view of large alu-clad timber window from Rationel.
External view of large alu-clad timber window from Rationel.
Close up of stainless steel sliding door handle.
Close up of stainless steel sliding door handle.
Mike and Carl working hard on the project to install  the Rationel windows,.
Mike and Carl working hard on the project to install the Rationel windows,.
Internal view of propert re-development during the installation of the new windows and doors.
Internal view of propert re-development during the installation of the new windows and doors.
View of our work van during the window installation.
View of our work van during the window installation.