Cedar Wood, Berkshire
Winners of the 2013 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards: Best Extension/Remodel, Dan & Liz Burgess chose Bereco’s Contemporary Range windows for the complete transformation of their 1970’s style bungalow.
In 2006 the couple bought a tired 1970’s bungalow situated in their dream location, a two acre woodland plot in Berkshire. Over the last 5 years the couple have worked tirelessly to create a simply stunning, award winning, contemporary family home.
The Burgesses have removed most of the original internal walls to create a large, bright, open living space. As part of maximising the natural light in the property the couple wanted to significantly increase the volume of glazing in the property.
Large bespoke angled feature windows and custom made expansive French doors that open out onto the vast patio area create a view of the surrounding woodland and allow as much light as possible to enter the property. The Contemporary range windows complement the modern style family home perfectly.
Testament to the couple’s hard work, Cedar Wood was the winner of the 2013 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards – Best Extension/Remodel.
“It was our builder that initially recommended Bereco and we were very impressed at the quality of the windows and doors- we were working to a tight budget so it was important for us to strike the right balance. We went to see another home with Bereco products nearby, an oak barn conversion, with bi-fold doors, we were very impressed with the weight and quality- they looked stunning.
We had considered the various ranges from Bereco and decided to go with the Contemporary Range, we felt the products would best suit our design and work well in our home. The windows have an excellent finish on the wood – you can tell they are very robust and durable.
The house has Juliette balconies with French doors that let a lot of light into the house. When it’s cold in the winter we can enjoy the views of the garden and in the summer time the doors can be opened to let in the warmth. In winter some parts of the house can be quite shady due to the surrounding woodland so the long warranties on the finish of the windows offered us peace of mind.
The windows were all delivered on time, in December 2010, just in time for Christmas. We love the windows and are really pleased with the finished results.”
Dan & Liz Burgess
The two acre plot came with existing planning permission already in place to convert the existing property into a 400m2 dormer bungalow – this meant the Burgesses were able to create a much larger, two story living space.
The transformation, especially with an additional second level, gave the couple a much larger space to work with and in turn enabled them to plan much more glazing than in the original bungalow. The bespoke nature of Bereco timber windows meant that the couple were able to create vast glazing areas that were specifically designed to perfectly complement the buildings unique design.