Now part of the Oxfordshire countryside, this new build project was designed and built to look like a barn conversion. In reality, however, this brand new building was created from scratch with energy efficiency and maximising natural light in mind.
Six sets of Lacuna bifold doors span one of the elevations: resulting in bright and naturally-lit rooms throughout both ground and mezzanine floors. Naturally, the adverse effect of this should be increased heat and glare in the summer. However, choosing Saint Gobain Solar glass has countered this potential problem.
Configuring the bifolds with three sections means that each unit has a master-door, for everyday use, and all three can slide across together – each leaving nearly 3m of uninterrupted space. Furthermore, thanks to the doors being top-hung, there is nothing to trap everyday dirt in the threshold; the opening mechanism will just as smooth on day 1 as it will be for the foreseeable future.
Complementing the bifold doors are the Rationel AuraPlus windows. Large, clean and flush opening casements offer fantastic views across Oxfordshire, and plenty of ventilation if required.
All units have been tested to the PAS24 standard, meaning proven high security on every door and window. The Rationel windows are also approved by Secured by design initiative.