Earlier in the year, around the time that we supplied the Build IT team with a double FD30 Pocket Door System and two Classic Single Pocket Door Systems for their Education House at Graven Hill, the TV series ‘Grand Designs – The Street’ was also being televised. The TV programme followed the progress of a number of Graven Hill self-builders constructing their own houses (read our earlier blog article here). With over 1,900 homes Graven Hill is the biggest self-build and custom build community of its kind in the UK, and it is set to revolutionise the way in which properties are designed and built by offering a flexible alternative to the usual routes.
The Graven Hill Site (Source: www.gravenhill.co.uk)
The idea behind the Built It Education House is to showcase the design possibilities and practical choices self-builders need to make when embarking on their own self-build project. The team will be installing a wide range of innovative products (including our ECLISEE pocket doors) to highlight a wide range of design possibilities open to self-builders. Some products will have cutaway panels demonstrating how they’re installed and there will be detailed informational graphics explaining the decisions made during the self-build process too, including how different choices would have affected the project timeline and build costs.
The Education House is reaching the end of the first fix stage and the September edition of Build IT magazine takes the reader through all the elements of first fix including the installation of the ECLISSE pocket door frames. Chris Bates the Build IT editor and Education House project manager writes:
“We’re using pocket doors in two key locations: the opening between the hallway and snug; and from the master bedroom into its adjoining rooms (a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite). Due to the open plan nature of the ground floor, we need FD30 fire-rated doors at the snug. We could only find one specialist, ECLISSE, that currently offers an FD30 pocket mechanism.”
The Education House Ground Floor Layout Showing the ECLISSE FD30 Double Pocket Door System between the hallway and the snug (Source: www.self-build.co.uk)
ECLISSE Pocket Door Frames Installed at First Floor (Source: www.self-build.co.uk)
As the Build IT magazine and online blog takes the reader through the self-build process step by step, we will also return with a new blog post when the pocket door systems have been plasterboarded and the doors and jambs have been installed. So, keep checking our blog for the latest updates.
If you are thinking about embarking on a self-build project why not come and visit us
- You can see our full sized installed displays at our showroom at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH. Give us a call on 0333 5770828 to make an appointment. You can find out more information about the showroom and the displays featured here.
- If you cannot make it to London, sign up to our monthly e-newsletter here or keep checking back at our blog to find out when we will next be exhibiting at NEC, Birmingham or get an update about when we will be opening a showroom at our offices in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
So come and visit us will be happy to discuss your requirements, have a look at your plans, and talk through how you can make best use of your space. Or chat to an expert today by calling our friendly Customer service team on 0333 5770828. Taking on a self-build is a great way to create the home you have always dreamed of… designed exactly the way you want it.
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