New government legislation will open the door to more self-build projects and help to develop a closer working relationship between homeowners, architects and manufacturers. That’s the message from AGB Hardware, manufacturer of the Imago Lift & Slide Door system.
“We have already been working closely with architects and homeowners to create wide span doors and glazing that fit their vision,” explains Marco Zen, Sales Manager at AGB Hardware. “Architects are certainly invested in ambitious self-build projects, speaking with us more closely to get the right wide span doors and windows for their projects.”
The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 – which came into effect on 1 April – requires councils to keep a register of interested parties, in order to assess local demand and help with future planning considerations.
“The Government has set a target of doubling the number of self-build projects in the UK by 2020 and we see huge potential for timber lift and slide doors as the ideal choice for helping homeowners to achieve their dream home,” says Marco.
Two key issues for self-builders are to maximise the light entering the house, and to ensure easy access to the garden from the house.
Imago timber lift and slide doors provide design possibilities to achieve both considerations. Already a popular choice with architects and window installers, Imago combines low-profile timber frames as slender as just 2cm and a light-touch, sliding door mechanism.
Architects using Imago have reported up to 40% cost savings on the total glazed area, compared to aluminium systems – another reason why Imago is ideal for self-builders who wish to deliver the best possible value from their budget.
Find out more about the new self-build and custom home build act on http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/17/contents/enacted