The remarkable projects showed the terrific design skills of Keymer Double Glazing, Thames Valley Windows and Vale Orangeries and earned them winning places in the Atlas Installation of the Month competition.
Gareth Thomas, sales and marketing director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, explains: “Our Installation of The Month competition is all about getting the industry talking about design and inspiring installers to be ambitious with their projects. We are overwhelmed by these three amazing installations which show just how much can be achieved with clever design and innovative products. The bold vision and imaginative use of space in each project makes them stand out and the teams behind them deserve to be very proud of these installations.”
Keymer Double Glazing from Burgess Hill, West Sussex created a one-off underground extension on a grand, multi-level property in Sussex. Keymer worked closely with the owner to come up with a design that would be very contemporary yet like nothing else they’d seen.
An important element of the design was to consider the flow of light in the property and to frame the beautiful views over acres of private land. Keymer created a generously sized family room, which is sunken into the ground.
The extension is illuminated from above by a large Atlas lantern and features a wall of slim-framed aluminium sliding doors which open out on to the newly landscaped garden. The focal point of the installation is the cleverly positioned lantern, which juts out of the patio on the level above.
Kieran Collins, sales director at Keymer, said: “We are really proud of this fabulous project which is a superb addition to this home and a real talking point among visitors. The client had a strong vision of what he wanted and he loves the new space which really makes the most of its glazing. We were very keen to show off this novel installation and it’s a great honour to win an award for it.”
Thames Valley Windows showed off enviable design talent with an orangery installation on a detached dormer bungalow in Twyford, Berkshire. The owners of the property had originally wanted to install a modest sized conservatory on the rear of the property to create an open plan kitchen diner.
They approached Thames Valley Windows for design ideas and, having reviewed the possibilities, they rejected a conservatory in favour of a much larger scale orangery. The imaginative scheme spans the entire width of the rear of the property and incorporates ample spaces for cooking, eating and relaxing.
The large, contemporary multi-functional extension features three Atlas glazed roof lanterns to flood the 45 square metre space with light.
Carly Butler, marketing manager at Thames Valley Windows, said: “This is an absolutely beautiful orangery which has breathed new life into a traditional style property. The before and after photos really capture how much the orangery has transformed this home into a sociable, light-filled space, which is now the most used area of the house.”
The design flair of the team at Vale Orangeries is evident throughout a vast double-storey extension on a property in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. The ultra-modern ‘cube’ styled extension was carefully designed to contrast with the rest of the house and take advantage of its south facing orientation.
Vale Orangeries’ design incorporated lots of crisp modern materials and acres of glass to create a light-filled contemporary family space. A large 1.2m x 2.3 metre Atlas Flat Rooflight and a mighty wall of glass adds to the dramatic visual impact of the extension.
Dean Edmonds, owner of Vale Orangeries, said: “The homeowner had a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve and the design and choice of materials was absolutely crucial. Everything we specified needed to live up to the high expectations of this homeowner who wanted to draw as much light into the extension as possible. The end result speaks for itself and we are really proud to have won an award for this magnificent project.”
Each month, the winning installer will scoop a £200 Screwfix voucher and a £50 Majestic Wine voucher, plus trade industry PR and entry into the Atlas Installer of the Year award finals. All entries submitted with completed installation pictures will receive an Atlas thermal mug.