Red brick extension with vistaline slide & turn doors and courtyard garden

Stylish red-brick extension with vistaline slide & turn doors

This traditional red-brick townhouse has been completely renovated, remodelled and extended to create a stylish family home, complete with courtyard garden featuring two sets of vistaline slide and turn doors.

The new owners of the house in Essex purchased the property with the aim of completely transforming it to fit their large family. The remodel involved every element of the house, with the loft converted into a huge master bedroom, whilst the separate garage was extended and also incorporated into the house, featuring bedrooms on the upper floor and a snug hidden away on the ground floor.

One of the most striking changes came on the ground floor of the main house, with a small single-storey extension allowing for the footprint of the property to be completely opened up. Gone were the traditional, box shaped rooms of the existing structure and in their place was a large open-plan kitchen and living space, connected to the courtyard garden by a 5-panel set of vistaline slide and turn doors.

We couldn’t decide between bifold doors or sliding doors, with limited space in the garden we were conscious of the space bifold doors took up when they were opened and closed, whilst needing a fixed frame for a sliding door would have impacted the flow between inside and out. So when we saw the vistaline system we knew it was the perfect solution for what we needed.

The narrow sightlines of the doors fill the living space full of light when closed, yet when opened up allow for the house and garden to be seamlessly connected. The completely flush-floor detail of the vistaline system helps break down the boundaries between inside and out, creating the perfect entertaining space.

The design of the vistaline doors proved so popular that the snug was adapted to include a 3-panel set of its own, connecting the room to the garden and increasing the usability of that space even further.