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Bloot Architecture, a concept-driven architectural practice located in the Netherlands, has recently specified P C Henderson’s popular Husky 100 sliding door system for the renovation of a luxury villa in Velp.
After falling in love with the beautiful and picturesque surroundings of the National Park Veluwezoom in Holland, the architecture firm’s client purchased a dilapidated 1950’s villa in order to live in their dream location.
What ensued was a sustainable refurbishment and extension project – key features included the creation of a large open plan living area, full of natural light, with the inclusion of a flexible office space built on via an extension. The client also required an entresol space on the upper floor which could be opened up or closed off to be used as a guest room when necessary. The architectural practice’s solution was to install large sliding partition doors in both areas which, when combined with large windows and passageways, would allow natural light to penetrate through the building freely.
Tjeerd Bloothofd, owner at Bloot Architecture commented “Creating a large open space full of natural light was a key feature of the project brief. Sliding partition doors not only complemented the modern interior design but also allow the wall openings to be fully opened up, fulfilling the project brief exactly.
“The design included two large oak veneer doors in both areas so it was also important that we specified sliding door hardware which could cater for such heavy doors – whilst also ensuring optimal performance and minimal maintenance. We had specified P C Henderson for a previous project so I didn’t hesitate in recommending the brand to our client”.
With a weight capacity of 100kg, P C Henderson’s Husky 100 sliding door hardware was identified as the best solution for the project. The sliding door hardware was used in both the living area and the entresol – when open the doors let natural light flow freely through the building and when closed create smaller private areas which retain their own individual atmosphere.
Andrew Royle, Sales and Marketing Director at P C Henderson commented “Creating flexible living areas with functional use of space is certainly a rising trend at the moment. As a result we’ve noticed a significant increase in the specification of partition sliding doors as they’re a great way to create such spaces – the village project by Bloot Architecture is a fantastic example of this”.
Catering for doors weighing up to 50kg and 100kg, Husky Sliding is the company’s flagship product for interior, wooden sliding door systems. A number of accessories are available to enhance the performance of this premium product, including an integrated soft stop system and a simultaneous action kit for bi-parting doors.