Cumbrian cottage renovation

Four sliding PatioMaster doors have been specified as part of a large-scale renovation project on a Brethdale property.

The complete project was supplied and installed by Carlisle-based World Group, which took around 12 months to complete.

“The project was completed in early 2016 and due to the scale of the job it was done across various phases,” director Matthew Spooner said. “Compromising a total of four patio doors, three stable doors and 15 casement windows, along with a Juliet balcony to the master bedroom and some external PVC cladding, it was not without its challenges. Cumbria may be an area of picturesque villages and attractive lakes, but it offers many challenges in terms of wind exposure due to our geographical location, so getting the right product to meet the environmental needs was crucial.”

While the property is relatively new in its build, it required a complete refurb and the doors and windows replacing, as certain parts of the property were completely exposed, providing no protection against the elements.

The homeowners used quite an unusual stone as part of the refurb on the property exterior and they wanted the new PatioMaster doors to stand out against this, and create a striking focal point.

“We spent many hours going over samples and colour swatches until we got the balance right, in the ending going for two panes in Irish Oak for the exterior and white on the interior,” Matthew said. “Matching bright chrome hardware completed the doors, and the results were definitely worth it – the property wouldn’t look out of place on Grand Designs.”