Schuco Excellence Awards - The Longfords

The Longfords is a mews development consisting of 7 houses and 1 duplex apartment on the brownfield site of a former petrol station in the leafy suburb of Teddington, Greater London.

Each of the properties on the rear of the site has been designed to provide living spaces that flow effortlessly into one another, with the maximum amount of natural light being provided by the large glazed panels that feature so prominently throughout the development, allowing for a seamless “flow” between inside and out.

Skillful blending of both modern contemporary and traditional architectural styles give an aesthetically pleasing contrast between the existing Victorian properties on the front of the development and the new build properties at the rear of the development.

All glazing for the properties at the rear of the development and the gatehouse property were fabricated using products from the Schuco range of aluminium doors and windows, with Schuco ASS70HI Lift& Slide patio doorsets, Schuco ASS70FD bifolding doorsets and Schuco AWS75 tilt&turn windows. The Schuco ASS70FD bifolding door profile was also used to fabricate the single doors.

The Schuco product range was selected due to their generous size limitations, which was a key element when selecting the right profile system. By using these products throughout the development, it was possible to use a product with slim sightlines yet still be able to fabricate the largest possible glazed units to utilize and maximize the amount of light coming into each room, especially when coupled with the neutral colour scheme employed throughout the development.

With the single opening doors, which measured approximately 2.7m in height, and the tilt&turn windows measuring up to 2.6m in height with fixed non-opening lights of up to 2m in width, it is easy to see why the Schuco product range was ideal for this project with maximum fabrication dimensions available of up to 1.2m x 3m per sash on the ASS70FD bifolding door system and 3m x 3m per sash on the ASS70HI sliding patios. The Schuco product range also offers a clean and contemporary appearance, another essential part of the design concept for this development.

Architect: 5plus Architects

Main Contractor: Q Developments