When Michael and Emma Leliveld began working with TW-2 Architects to add a contemporary extension to their traditional Hertfordshire home, the couple say they had seen the Lumi system at one of the Grand Designs events and immediately saw it as a natural choice. But when they decided to upgrade all their windows and doors at the same time, they thought the same system would add extra kerb appeal as well as giving a perfect match for old and new.
The house now features 17 windows, two doors and an expansive pair of patio doors all from Lumi in Anthracite Grey – transforming the look of the property and reportedly helping to cut fuel bills dramatically in the process, thanks to Lumi’s argon-filled triple glazed units, low-E glass and warm edge Superspacers in its ‘frameless’ bonded glass fibre construction.
Michael said: “We are extremely pleased with our Lumi windows and slider, and all who see them comment very favourably on them. They have added an extra wow factor to the build that we hadn’t originally anticipated.”
Apeer MD Asa McGillian added: “When we originally designed the Lumi concept, we first pictured it in contemporary new-build settings but so many installations since then have shown it to be just as much at home in all styles of classical and traditional homes, both retrofit and new-build.
“Now with the Lelivelds’ home, anyone can see all those facets of its versatility in this one property – in short, the best single showcase for the potential of Lumi that we could hope for.”
Since it was unveiled at Grand Designs London in 2015, demand for Lumi is said to have grown exponentially, and the system has been extended with the addition of patio and bi-fold doors as well as entrance doors.