Extra kerb appeal

Apeer can now showcase its Lumi window and door system in contemporary and traditional surroundings, and in new-build and retrofit settings, all on one site.

When Michael and Emma Leliveld began working with TW-2 Architects to add a contemporary extension to their traditional Hertfordshire home, they chose the Lumi system after seeing it at one of the Grand Designs events.

But when they decided to upgrade all their windows and doors at the same time, they thought the same system would add extra kerb appeal as well as giving a perfect match for old and new.

Now, with 17 windows, two doors and an expansive pair of patio doors all from Lumi in anthracite grey, the entire house has also seen fuel bills cut, largely due to Lumi’s low U-values with its argon-filled triple glazed units, low-e glass and warm edge spacer bars in its ‘frameless’ bonded glass fibre construction.

Michael said: “We are extremely pleased with our Lumi windows and slider, and all who see them comment very favourably on them. They have added an extra wow factor to the build that we hadn’t originally anticipated.”

Apeer MD Asa McGillian said: “When we originally designed the Lumi concept, we first pictured it in contemporary new-build settings but so many installations since then have shown it to be just as much at home in all styles of classical and traditional homes, both retrofit and new-build.

“Now with the Lelivelds’ home, anyone can see all those facets of its versatility in this one property – in short, the best single showcase for the potential of Lumi that we could hope for.”