Overlooking the stunning bay of Ouaisne in St Brelade, this existing bungalow was extensively refurbished and adapted to take advantage of it's coastal location. Style Windows provided two different glazing products.
The first, a timber / aluminium composite window and door system, provides a very good thermal insulation, with a contemporary powder coated finish externally and a warmer painted timber effect internally. The main disadvantage of windows and doors made entirely of timber is that they have to be repainted after a number of years. Exposure to the sun’s rays and weather results in deterioration to the paint finishes, especially on south facing facades and windows and doors will need to be repainted approx. every 5 years.
Timber/composite windows and doors have been developed to reduce the ongoing maintenance which is required to painted timber windows and doors. Their constructions consists of an all-timber sash and frame but with external marine duty polyester powder coated aluminium cladding offering excellent protection against the weather and means that the exterior finishes do not require any re-coating during the life of the products.
The second glazing product provided by Style Windows was a contemporary bespoke sliding aluminium door system which, in conjunction with the cantilever roof design, provides a fully open corner when the doors are open and creates a seamless transition between living space and the outdoors on a warm sunny day. The doors were designed to withstand the high wind pressure which is exerted on the building, due to its coastal location, and also allows for some of the sliding leaves to be recessed within the wall cavities. Each door leaf is around 2 meters in width, maximising the expanse of glass to ensure that there is the minimal disruption to the owners stunning views even when the doors are closed.
The project's main contractor was Larsen Building Contractors.