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‘Tiny hideaway’
23rd July 2019

A tiny gardener’s cottage, in the village of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, has been transformed into a self-catering hideaway using bespoke aluminium glazing from SIDEY.

Grey aluminium fixed casement tilt and turn windows, with low-E toughened glass were manufactured and supplied by Sidey. At the back of the property, an aluminium residential door, with a matching coloured sash in grey, was delivered to site. Also an aluminium open-out bifold door was manufactured for the lounge area.

Ron Shanks and his wife, Sheila Fraser, of Ron Shanks Development Projects Limited, bought the gardener’s cottage three years ago and worked together to source locally-manufactured products for their unique property, which they believe was built in 1908. After the sale was complete, the couple agreed to extend the property and to complement the original design.

Sheila Fraser said: “Our plan was to create a five-star self-catering holiday home which was beautifully furnished and finished to an extremely high standard.

“Ron visited Sidey to talk to the team about what we needed at the property and he was really impressed to discover that the waiting time for local trade customers was not that long. From ordering the products to having them delivered, I think we waited about six weeks.

“We were very keen to create a little piece of luxury and I think Sidey helped us to do this. The one-bedroom hideaway is really perfect, and it is proving to be a real hit with couples who want to escape from it all for a few days.”


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