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Ultra modern self-build home with bi-folding doors

Ultra modern self-build home with bi-folding doors image


This home was built by Mr and Mrs Thomas as their first venture at self-building. The property was architecturally designed by Evans & Traves Architecture in consultation with town planning and the owners.

This stunning home is set in an enviable position overlooking the harbour in Poole and so provides fantastic views. Protection from the typical UK weather is of course required, particularly in this location, where westerly sea winds are regularly experienced. The SFK70 folding sliding doors with the fully weathered option provides all the weather proofing that is required to keep the cold out and maintain heat.

The owners of this fantastic house chose Sunfold ‘for their slim sight lines, the good engineering and the robust sealing system’.

The entire rear façade incorporates an 8 panel set of folding sliding doors complete with internal venetian blinds to provide additional privacy and light control. The owners took advantage of the option of any RAL colour for the doors and chose RAL7015 – a slate grey to sit well within the aesthetics of the rest of the building.

This home is highly energy efficient due to the low u values of the bi folding doors coupled with the use of Kingspan Potton structural insulated panels, solar thermal water heating and rainwater harvesting systems.

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