Westcoast Windows featured in May issue of Build It magazine
Built It is the UK’s most practical, information-packed magazine for self builders and renovators who want to create a tailor-made, individual home. We were pleased to see our Swedish manufactured composite triple-glazed windows featured in the May issue of the magazine where they are used in a delightful sustainable self-build, low impact home in rural Cornwall.
Having struggled to find a suitable plot in their ideal location, Sue and Fred Dow realised that the best solution was to purchase a house, knock it down and rebuild their dream home in its place.
As you will read in the Build It magazine article below, they overcame many obstacles and challenges along the way to create a home that succeeds in connecting with its rural surroundings. This has been achieved in the main living space, which opens onto a narrow balcony through glazed sliding doors, overlooking the large garden to the rear.
In addition to creating a low maintenance home, the Dows were keen to develop a sustainable and low-impact building. By combining superior materials, such as extra thick timber for the frame and Westcoast triple-glazed composite windows, with renewable tech such as solar thermal panels and an air source heat pump, they have maximised their insulation and achieved excellent airtightness levels, resulting in a “pleasantly warm home with very low energy bills.”
We wish Sue and Fred Dow every happiness in their new home.
Find out more about the energy efficient qualities of Westcoast composite aluminium timber triple-glazed windows here: www.westcoastwindows.com/windows-doors/design
The windows for this project were supplied through Westcoast Windows distribution partner, DSL: www.dslsouthwest.com
Build It magazine article reproduced with kind permission of Build It magazine:
Images reproduced with kind permission of Simon Burt Photography: www.simonburtphotography.com