At Open Living, we specialise in home improvements for London houses. For replacement windows and doors, internal glazed partitions and screens. We have a diverse range of products for refurbishments or new extensions. We are here to help.
Home Improvements for London houses, apartments and refurbishments.
London benefits from a diverse range of houses, old and new. There is also substantial development of new homes, flats and apartments. With property prices high, many London homeowners are adding value to their homes through new extensions and extensive property renovations.
Whatever your requirements, at Open Living, we cater for all manner of window and door replacements. We have close working relationships with all the leading-brand manufacturers. Origin, Schuco, Aluco, Bereco Timber, Arkay, Duteman and Roseview, are just some. Let us help you create the dream home extension or building project.
Choosing the correct windows and doors is essential for conservation areas or listed buildings. For new extensions, it’s crucial to choose a product that will enhance the contemporary designs. Alternatively, products working sympathetically with your house architecture and the surrounding area.
London homes in conservation areas.
The majority of London Boroughs have some form of conservation area. When it comes to new windows and doors for conservation areas, you need to respect planning regulations and rules.
Choose your window and door installer carefully and improve your London home in a conservation area. Open Living’s design office will happily assist you with the correct options.
We help with products suitable for ‘like for like’ replacements in material and look. Get it right and you usually won’t need planning permission either. Sliding and casement windows and windows in hardwood subframes are frequent examples. Ensure your windows offer the period features or a similar aesthetic to the originals such as putty lines, period hardware, or matching glazing bars. Read on for details of Steel, Aluminium and Timber options for your particular requirement.
Steel and Steel replacement systems.
Both North and South London houses are capitalising on the current trend for steel or steel-replacement systems. Popular with patio doors and inside the home, steel look windows and doors add a contemporary or heritage style to your home.
We offer modern slimline systems with optional glazing bars, fashionable colours and similar sightlines to classic metal windows.
Bifolding, Sliding & French Doors.
Whether your London home or extension needs new patio doors or French doors, we are established experts in bifolding, sliding, and French door solutions and will match your requirements to the perfect affordable product.
We use the best brands such as Origin, Schuco and Dutemann. These tried and tested, market leading brands come with the best sightlines, design and engineering reputations.
For you, this means contemporary or classically styled doors that blend in with your London home. You also get all the desirable features like low thresholds, traffic doors and excellent door security.
Sash Windows for London Houses
Our timber sash windows feature on George Clarke’s Old House New Home (Channel 4). With substantial numbers of listed, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses having sliding sash windows, ensure your windows both modernise your home and keep to conservation area rules or your property architecture.
With both PVCu and timber windows, we can help you improve your home without compromising on its aesthetics or local planning requirements.
Replacement front Doors.
Front doors are an architectural feature of many London houses. If part of your home improvements for London houses includes a front door, we offer composite, aluminium and timber versions.
You benefit from the latest styles and designs with enhanced security, longevity and energy efficiency.
From our seen on TV Origin front doors in aluminium to bespoke front doors or front doors as entrances to flats and apartment buildings, we can help.
Doors and windows for flats and apartments.
London has substantial building work both in the construction of new apartments and the conversion of larger houses into flats.
Modern constructions favour the use of aluminium, with PVCu, steel or timber windows used in property conversions and refurbishments.
These range from traditional sash windows to modern aluminium casements with a flush casement design.
Property Refurbishment, Conversions and extensions.
In London maximising your investment in your property is most easily achieved through refurbishment, conversion of existing space and extensions. Conversions and general property renovations solve the cost of moving to a larger London property when taking into account stamp duty, legal & moving expenses and the purchase price of the property itself.
Or, perhaps you just want to maximise on your property and create the leisure space you have always dreamed of, in which case you will have an investment that you can enjoy every day. Basement conversions in terraced or central London houses are often the only way of gaining space.
The specialist excavation, construction and design add substantial space to a property. Examples include additional living space, home cinemas, wine cellars, gyms, spa’s and pools. And for the glazing to these extra rooms, we help with floor to ceiling glazing, contemporary sliding doors, bifolding doors and patio doors.
London home improvement specialists.
At Open Living, we help you with large or small home improvements to your home in London and homes in the Home Counties. We specialise in market leading brands for doors, windows and glazing systems, we work with you or your architect and builder to ensure you get the right product at the right price at the right time.
If you require or prefer all your works to be managed and provided by the same specialist then we provide a one stop shop in hand with our sister company Building Services Group London.
Contact us to discuss your requirements or visit our London Office or Letchworth showrooms.