Five inspirational projects transformed through glazing

Aluminium windows, roof lanterns and patio doors are a sleek and stylish finish to any extension or renovation project. Discover how high-quality glazing transformed these homes

Bi-folding doors and roof lanterns bring in the light and create a garden link
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Getting the glazing right can make or break your renovation or extension. Beautiful windows, bi-fold doors or roof lanterns can really add the wow factor. But there’s more to the decision when choosing glazing than just great looks. Consideration needs to be made regarding cost, quality engineering, style and thermal efficiency. Aluminium is a fantastic option that ticks all of the boxes when installing bi-fold door or roof lanterns. Take a look below to see how using it added the perfect finishing touch to these projects. 

1. Make a lasting impression


Korniche’s aluminium bi-fold doors come with matching traffic and lockable shoot bolt handles for extra security. Plus, the PAS24-rated doors come with a Yale guarantee for £1,000 on the anti-snap lock barrel

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Glazing can take up a large proportion of a project’s budget, so choosing a material that will stand the test of time is an investment worth making. As well as providing a striking addition to a home, aluminium is an inherently strong and secure material. While manufacturers hold safety to a high standard and will specify credentials for door fixtures, be sure to look for aluminium patio doors that comply with the PAS24 standard (which goes over and above the security standards for doors). 

2. Modernise a dated house

Bi-fold doors and roof lanterns let in the light and connect to the garden

The use of contrasting dark grey, black and white for this extension creates an eye-catching monochrome effect 

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Windows are one of the most influential aspects when it comes to updating a tired home during a renovation or extension project, so why not make them unique to your style and create a cohesive look with the rest of your home – inside and out? Not only can aluminium be powder coated in white, black and grey options, but many manufacturers offer a variety of RAL colours to inspire bolder designs. 

This stunning rear extension has utilised anthracite bi-folding doors and a large rooflight to perk up the home’s exterior while the newly rendered ground floor complements the white casement windows above. 

3. Contrast Styles with a Period Home

Bi-fold doors and rooflights bring in the light and create a garden connection

Korniche offer a self-cleaning option for their roof lanterns while their bifolding doors can be maintained simply by cleaning with a wet cloth

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Make an impact when extending a traditional home by using glazing to create a striking contrast. With this character property, the traditional timber sash windows (painted in a charming green) are highlighted by the contemporary large format bi-folding doors and rooflights finished in a modern grey. And while this impressive array of glazing looks high quality, it is refreshingly low maintenance. Compared with timber, aluminium products are easy to clean, while the long-lasting appeal of the material will outshine uPVC options for years to come.

4. Open to the Outside


Korniche bi-fold doors come with rebated or integrated cill options, while the Smart Thermal technology means your home will retain its efficiency  

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One of the most popular features of self-build and extension today is an open-plan space that really connects with the garden, and this home does just that. By specifying low-threshold bi-folding doors, the living space opens right out to the patio with no awkward step.

What’s more, when the doors are closed, the slim sightlines and wide panels mean views out to the garden are just as pleasing, no matter what the weather outside.

5. Make Natural Light a Priority

Bi-fold doors and rooflights bring in the light and create a garden connection

Korniche’s roof lanterns are available in sizes up to 6x4m and can be installed quickly and with minimal fuss

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This inspirational design takes natural light deep into the home’s floorplan to improve the wellbeing of its inhabitants. 

Get in touch

Find out more about Korniche’s products by visiting their website or going to instagram @korniche_systems  or the Korniche Roof Lantern Facebook page

The large format roof lanterns are essential to ensuring every inch of the open-plan kitchen is touched by sunlight, creating an inviting and healthy place to interact in. 

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