Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow – declared Pantone Colours of the Year for 2021, made a striking statement alongside AluK windows and doors in a refurbishment in Kent.

The house had been standing empty for two years and had been water damaged during that time, so all but a couple of walls were demolished as part of a complete, nine-month refurbishment. The aim was to make the most of the sizeable plot without having too much impact on the surrounding properties.

Fabricator  Rhino Aluminium made windows in AluK 58BW system throughout, along with four BSF70 bi-folding doors and a structurally bonded aluminium panel front door in a suited 58BD frame. Installation was by SG Installations.

The large expanses of glass meant the thermal efficiency of the AluK windows and doors was paramount to ensure that the house could comply with Part L1A of the Building Regs. Double glazed, the BRE Green Guide A rated 58BW windows and BSF70 bi-folds achieved U-Values of 1.4W/m2K.

Andrew McCann of Rhino Aluminium said: “We worked with the owners from a very early stage in the project so that they could manage the project and the budget as effectively as possible. One key recommendation we made was to upgrade the entrance door powder coating to a textured finish.

“The entrance to any property is the focal point of the exterior and particularly in this stunning yellow, so a textured finish Rhino door added a touch of distinctive elegance.”