Category Six

Aluminium Systems for Windows, Doors & Facades

Sponsor: Schueco UK Limited

Winner: Crystal Glazing Solutions

This impressive private house which overlooks Rutland Water was completely refurbished last year.  The client wanted slim sightlines to maximise transparency and daylight and a particular type and design of ironmongery which necessitated a bespoke solution.  Careful consideration had to be given to the choice of colour and because of the location special attention had to be given to weatherproofing.  The judges considered that the choice of windows, doors, sliding doors and rooflights complimented the traditional stone façade and slate roof.

Runner-Up: The Bi-Fold Door Factory Ltd

This 5 bedroom Victorian home was purchased by a residential developer in a very dilapidated condition.  The building was virtually gutted and completely re-modelled.  The entire ground floor was opened up and extended on two sides.  Because of the height of the openings on the ground floor bi-folding doors were the only viable solution.  In this way significant amounts of height, airy and usable space has been added thanks to the extensive use of Schueco aluminium window systems including curtain walling.