Figures announced this week show that house building rose in January 2014 at the fastest rate in more than a decade. The survey carried out by Markit showed the expansion of home construction was the largest since November 2003.
Self-build too is on the up. The National Self Build Association aims to substantially increase the number of people able to build or commission their own homes. It has set the objective to double the percentage of self-build and custom build sector’s contribution of the new homes built every year.
The design of today’s homes is very different to the separate kitchen, dining room and lounge favoured by architects of the past. New homes are being designed to meet the desire for homes with spacious and light open plan living, so it’s no surprise then that the trend for self-build properties and extensions using glazing has grown significantly. Glazing, particularly sliding and folding doors have become a popular choice for home owners who are embarking on a new building project to help them achieve spacious and open plan living.
As a result of the demand from these discerning homeowners, architects and interior designers have responded and glazing has becoming an integral part of design for these projects.
“The interest aïr is generating from architects and interior designers is really exciting.”
Repeat orders are already being placed for aïr from architects and designers. Architects are impressed by the 25 year guarantee and the design which is built to withstand extreme conditions and endure the rigours of daily use. Designers are inspired by the ways they can create space with the cornerless and wide doors at three metres high.
The interest aïr is generating from architects and interior designers is really exciting. It is great to see how aïr is being used in different designs and it has shown the boundless possibilities aïr offers in terms of style and efficiency.
aïr is manufactured exclusively in the UK by Everglade Windows. The company has 33 years’ experience in aluminium and a string of awards for customer care, manufacturing and installation.