An extensive range of aluminium products from REAL Aluminium has brought style and luxury to an exclusive new property development on the edge of Bath. The selection of REAL Aluminium windows, doors and a lantern roof were chosen by Bristol-based installer Panoramic Ltd to complete the £multi-million scheme, which sits south of the River Avon and close to the outstanding Beechen Cliff Boys’ School.
The developer – Annexe Ltd of Bath – bought the site and knocked down the bungalow that once stood there to make way for a stunning development of five three-storey townhouses. With an asking price of more than £1 million for each property, every single building component specified within the prestigious development needed to be contemporary, stylish and of the highest quality.
Having finalised the designs with his architect, the developer approached Panoramic to supply all the windows and doors for the development. He was impressed with the crisp, clean lines of the REAL Aluminium range and knew that it would deliver the premium, high end finish he wanted. Just as importantly, REAL Aluminium’s characteristic slim sightlines would make the most of the incredible views across the valley from any vantage point. And crucially, REAL Aluminium is a reliable and rapid source of high quality products, which was vital for a project of this scale.
Steve Evans, Panoramic Ltd’s managing director, says: “It is essential to get every detail right on a project of this calibre and glass was absolutely fundamental to the success of the design. With wide openings on each level to soak up the views, the windows and doors needed to create drama and add to the sense of space and light.
“The developer examined REAL Aluminium and knew it was perfect for this scheme. He didn’t need to look at anything else. The expanse of glazing has connected each property to the outside vista, whilst the aluminium frames contrast beautifully with the cream render and grey cladding. This is a sensational development and it has generated a high level of interest in the region. With each of the five properties selling well before completion, it’s a dream project!”
The development consists of four spacious terraced townhouses in one building and a separate three bedroomed property, which is located close by.
High performing REAL Aluminium windows in RAL 7016 were installed throughout the four properties in the main building. To open up the large open-plan living area to the outside terrace and garden beyond, REAL Aluminium bi-folding doors were fitted on the ground level of each home. REAL Aluminium sliding doors were specified for the middle level and French doors were chosen for the upper level. Ultra-modern glazed balconies were also installed on to these two levels to take advantage of the far-reaching views.
The design for the detached property incorporated REAL Aluminium windows, French doors, sliding doors and a lantern roof to bathe the large living area with light. This property stands close to a conservation area which protects the habitat of native bats and this posed an unusual challenge for Panoramic. The team had to integrate specially designed electric blinds in to all the doors to restrict the amount of artificial light emitted from the building to avoid disturbing the bats.
Bringing the widest range of aluminium fenestration products within easy reach of the installer, REAL Aluminium is designed to eliminate the common pitfalls associated with the supply of aluminium to make sourcing aluminium as easy as buying PVC-u. REAL Aluminium delivers excellent service, short lead times, quality products, unmatched marketing and showroom support and comprehensive customer training days, giving installers all the tools they need to venture into aluminium.
The REAL range of aluminium windows, bi-folding doors, sliding doors, French doors, residential doors, composite doors, lantern roofs and flat rooflights is manufactured in a dedicated factory, which holds more than 100 miles of aluminium extrusions in stock in the four most popular colours. Lead times for REAL are much shorter than other aluminium fabricators at just two weeks.