Drama, space and light

Aluminium products from Real Aluminium were used on an exclusive new property development on the edge of Bath.

The selection of Real Aluminium windows, doors and a lantern roof were chosen by Bristol-based installer Panoramic to complete the £multi-million scheme, which sits south of the River Avon and close to the outstanding Beechen Cliff Boys’ School.

The developer – Annexe of Bath – bought the site and knocked down the bungalow that once stood there to make way for five three-storey townhouses. With an asking price of more than £1 million for each property, every single building component specified within the prestigious development needed to be contemporary, stylish and of the highest quality.

Steve Evans, Panoramic’s managing director, said: “It is essential to get every detail right on a project of this calibre, and glass was absolutely fundamental to the success of the design. With wide openings on each level to soak up the views, the windows and doors needed to create drama and add to the sense of space and light. The developer examined Real Aluminium and knew it was perfect for this scheme.”

Real Aluminium windows in RAL 7016 were installed throughout the four properties in the main building. Real Aluminium bifolding doors were fitted on the ground level of each home. Real Aluminium sliding doors were specified for the middle level and french doors were chosen for the upper level. Glazed balconies were also installed on to these two levels to take advantage of the far-reaching views.
The design for the detached property incorporated Real Aluminium windows, french doors, sliding doors and a lantern roof. This property stands close to a conservation area that protects the habitat of native bats, and this posed an unusual challenge for Panoramic: the team had to integrate specially designed electric blinds in all the doors to restrict the amount of artificial light emitted from the building to avoid disturbing the bats.