Final FIT Show IOTY accolade

Highlighting some of the best commercial and domestic door, window, orangery and conservatory installation projects in the business, the final winner of the FIT Show’s popular Installation of the Year competition is Üni_Slide Panoramic Sliding Doors.

Winning the IOTY accolade for its White Oaks contemporary family home installation in Plymouth, Üni_Slide partnered with Barc Architects who designed the crisp, light filled building featuring Üni_Slide’s minimal sliding door with 20mm sight lines.

“So many glazing products are just functional – they do the job well enough, but rarely excel at what they do,” Tony Drake of fabricator Fenster said, the man responsible for bringing Üni_Slide to the market.

“With Üni_Slide, we want to bring great design back into focus. And just like with the White Oaks project, from the outside, it’s blissfully simple – incredibly slim sightlines, elegant, minimalistic design. But behind that, we’ve put a huge amount of effort into making the best looking, best performing product in its class.”

A professional couple with a passion for architecture and interior design, the owners of the White Oaks property wanted a simple and bold contemporary family home that would encourage outdoor living and maximise views of their spacious garden.

CAB’s Adrian Toon, the competition’s judge, said of Üni_Slide’s entry: “It’s one of the best composed shots I’ve seen for a long time. The ’S’ shape of the main part of the building is central within the image, plus it’s well balanced and perfectly exposed. Timing is often everything. This shot was taken on a great day at the right time for the sun to be in the right place.”

Üni_Slide Panoramic Sliding Doors have won themselves a FIT Show goodie bag and a pair of tickets to the show’s popular gala dinner. Shortlisted as one of the monthly winners in with a chance at being crowned overall Installation of the Year winner, Üni_Slide will find out if they’ve won when the winner is announced at the FIT Show gala dinner on May 24.