An award-winning renovation project that turned a derelict Victorian chapel into a stylish guesthouse has been finished with an XtremeDoor, the best-in-class composite door from market leaders Vista.
Purchased by its current owners in the 1990s, the chapel had been empty for thirty years when refurbishment work began in 2013. Much of the interior timber structure was beyond repair, and the 1,517 square foot site required extensive reconstruction work to make it habitable again.
Now, however, thanks to the efforts of the building’s owners and award-winning architects Swiss Design, the Chapel on the Hill has become a luxurious hotel capable of accommodating 7 guests.
Vista added the finishing touch with an XtremeDoor powder-coated a striking red, chosen to precisely match the colour of the building’s windows.
The project has gone on to win an A’ Design Award in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design category for 2015-2016, a United Kingdom Property Award, and a Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Award for best conversion.
Keith Sadler, Vista Managing Director commented: “We’re absolutely delighted to see one of our doors installed on such a spectacular renovation project. When people talk about the strengths of the XtremeDoor, they’ll often start with its superb security credentials, weather resistance or thermal efficiency – but just as crucial to its success has been its aesthetic versatility. With virtually endless colour choices and a huge array of glazing, hardware and other options, installers can perfectly tailor an XtremeDoor to the look and character of any property – an extremely valuable USP in the modern marketplace.
“We constantly strive to make XtremeDoor the best it can possibly be – offering the widest range of colours, styles and hardware options, and working continually to find ways to further improve its already industry-leading performance. Just recently, we’ve upgraded the product with a 100% thicker GRP skin, and added two new colours to the XtremeDoor range. Now, the XtremeDoor isn’t just the UK’s best-performing composite door – it can also be completely customised to match any homeowner’s taste, and suit any property or project.”
Widely acknowledged as one of the best composite doors currently available, XtremeDoor boasts unparalleled thermal performance, weather resistance and general robustness. Recently upgraded, the product now offers a 100% thicker GRP skin and an upgraded five-hook lock, which pulls tighter to the frame and offers an even better weather seal.