DSL South West supplied and fitted Westcoast Windows’ energy efficient composite windows for an architect’s contemporary self build home in Cornwall

DSL is one of the largest, most trusted suppliers in the South West of high specification windows, doors and sliding doors in Cornwall, supplying windows and doors from high quality manufacturers, including Westcoast Windows Swedish aluminium timber composite windows.

With composite windows becoming a popular choice for contemporary self-builds projects in the UK, it was no surprise when DSL specified Westcoast Windows glazing products for an architect building his own home in Cornwall.

The client had always hoped to build his own home, and the opportunity arose when he had the chance to purchase some of the land from his family home.

The two-storey timber-framed house was designed in a cruciform shape, with two rendered wings and two in timber boarding.  The client wanted to achieve a double-height space, without any visible framework, so they installed two huge glulam beans to give the house rigidity without using supporting posts.

Once the structural insulated panel timber frame house was supplied and erected by a local Cornish company and the shell was complete, DSL were able to visit the site to measure up for the composite windows.

The client specified the energy efficient Westcoast Design Series triple-glazed composite windows with the low maintenance aluminium exterior finished in dark grey to complement the natural stone wall bases and slate roof, and the interior left as natural wood to give a warm authentic feel inside.

Once the windows were manufactured and delivered to site, DSL’s skilled fitters were able to install them swiftly to ensure the house was weathertight.

The focal point of the house is the double-height sitting room and balcony atrium with bespoke composite floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise natural light into the open plan living area.  The project uses a range of Westcoast Windows products including bespoke fixed lights, open out side hung windows and open out balcony/terrace doors.

The house is extremely comfortable with low running bills, thanks to the insulation in the timber frame, together with the triple-glazed argon filled windows that ensure even the voluminous double-height spaces remain at a relatively constant temperature and the underfloor heating is rarely needed.

The client has now decided it’s time to move on to another exciting project, so at time of going to press the house is listed for sale on Lillicrap Chilcott estate agents website: https://lillicrapchilcott.com/Public/PropertyDetail?id=7401

The property is also featured in the December issue of Self Build & Design magazine: www.selfbuildanddesign.com/home/thismonth#new_heights

If you would like to contact the client about their architectural services:
ads.st.ives – Architectural Design Services:
www.architectural-design-services-stives.co.uk
Email: adsst.ives@yahoo.co.uk    Tel: 01736 601213

For all your composite window requirements in the South West area, please contact our Distributor partners, DSL South West:
DSL South West
Marston Park Lane, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall  TR1 1SX
Tel: 01872 261260
Email: info@dslsouthwest.com
www.dslsouthwest.com

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DSL specified Westcoast Windows Swedish bespoke composite windows in Design Series triple-glazed for an architect building his own home in Cornwall.
DSL South West supplied and fitted Westcoast Windows’ energy efficient composite windows for an architect’s contemporary self build home in Cornwall
DSL South West supplied and fitted Westcoast Windows’ energy efficient composite windows for an architect’s contemporary self build home in Cornwall
DSL South West supplied and fitted Westcoast Windows’ energy efficient composite windows for an architect’s contemporary self build home in Cornwall
DSL South West supplied and fitted Westcoast Windows’ energy efficient composite windows for an architect’s contemporary self build home in Cornwall
DSL South West supplied and fitted Westcoast Windows’ energy efficient composite windows for an architect’s contemporary self build home in Cornwall