THE HOLDINGS, BALMEDIE, ABERDEENSHIRE
Slim, Stylish Frame
The slim, stylish VELFAC frame was ideal for a client who is ‘a talented graphic designer with a strong appreciation for design’, and who wanted a family home which could also provide a backdrop for a colourful collection of art and furniture.
Clean Design combined with Energy Efficiency
Windows play an important role in the architecture of the single story house at Balmedie, and David specified VELFAC because of its clean and contemporary design, highly durable construction, and impressive energy efficiency which complements sustainable features such as solar panels and a ground source heat pump.
Maximum Natural Light
David installed full height VELFAC aluminium/pine composite units, finished in dark gray, to add emphasis to a deliberately unified design, with the external aluminium frame also echoing the standing seam metal roofing. Internal pine window framing – again in dark gray – makes a bold contrast to the white walls, while the signature VELFAC slim frame design maximises natural light throughout the open plan interior, with windows installed on three sides of both living and bedroom wings.
A wide Range of Colours and Finishes
David specified VELFAC because of the slim frame, neat construction, and versatile system design which places an emphasis on glass over frame, making each window a ‘feature’ without compromising energy efficiency. At Balmedie, windows deliberately make the most of the surrounding views while illuminating the living areas; at the same time, high performance VELFAC window construction keeps the interior warm and minimises cold spots, allowing full use of floorspace right up to the glass. The VELFAC system is also available in a wide range of colours and finishes for both the aluminium and pine framing, allowing architects such as David to ensure window design supports and enhances the overarching architectural concept.
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