At Bogindhu, a refurbished farmhouse plus ‘contemporary barn’, VELFAC glazing complements both a traditional building and an architecturally innovative extension, while also making the most of some wonderful views.

New windows refurbish an older property

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Clean Design Windows
Bogindhu was designed by architect David Wilson of Aberdeen-based Room Architects, and has already featured in a number of UK style magazines. VELFAC glazing is installed in both the original farmhouse and in the large, larch-clad extension where full height VELFAC windows are used to emphasise and illuminate the spacious, contemporary interior and provide a deliberate contrast between the old and new buildings.

Attention to Detail and Technical Support
David was keen to install VELFAC at Bogindhu having used the glazing system in other commercial projects. Already aware of the company’s reputation for quality and energy efficiency, both architect and client were also impressed by VELFAC window construction and attention to detail. ‘The VELFAC emphasis is on glass, not frame, allowing windows to take full advantage of the surrounding views,’ explains David, ‘and the slim design is very neat, with features such as trickle vents concealed within the frame. Window operation is also impressively efficient and easy to use, especially specialised hardware such as child locks and restrictors.’ David also welcomed the level of support received: ‘VELFAC always provides very good technical information, including individual U-values for each window installed. The level of service is also excellent, much better than many competitor companies.’

A versatile Colour Palette
The versatility of the composite system allowed David to tailor window finish to building design. External aluminium framing in the farmhouse is finished in pale gray to enhance the original stone, while a distinctive dark grey is used in the larch-clad extension, both externally and on the inner timber window frames. ‘The varied colour palette was not an issue for VELFAC,’ says David, ‘and allowed us achieve the level of quality required especially in the extension, where the dark gray frames are an excellent contrast to clean white walls, resulting in a stylish and contemporary finish.

Sector: Private home / extension / renovation

Architect: Room Architects

Specified for:

  • Contemporary design
  • Slim frames / maximum daylight
  • Energy efficiency
  • Design versatility
  • Excellent technical support

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