Building a dream home from scratch is fast-becoming a goal for many property enthusiasts. Thanks in part to everyone’s favourite Channel Four renovation show which has become synonymous with super-minimal glazing solutions, timber cladding and modern frameless glazing.
Situated near Horsham, deep in the West Sussex countryside, this property arrived with us as a set of architectural drawings. The client is a renowned local builder who specialises in luxury new build properties. It just so happened that this minimal new build was going to be his new home.
The brief was to fill a 14m wide opening with frameless panoramic doors in 4 panes meeting a fixed pane at a glass to glass corner. This brief did somewhat limit the number of suppliers that could actually accommodate the pane sizes and glass weights. This ‘eco-home’ design would of course require a thermally efficient sliding door system. The architectural design would ensure the property is bathed in natural light and that the client would enjoy year round panoramic views.
Security was a key concern for the client. Ultraline is a security-obsessive’s dream. Boasting an innovative electric bolt locking system that is PAS24:2016 and Secured By Design as standard, it can also be integrated into a smart home system for smartphone and tablet control.
The timber cladding combined with Grand Designs style glazing has created a fantastically minimal aesthetic that really hits the mark at this luxury modern new build.