A view to thrill – a stunning Surrey home with weathertight sliding doors

Sliding doors and windows can open up a home and deliver security, weather protection and incredible views. We look at a beautiful case study from Schüco.

By Jennifer Turner | 1 February 2021

Weathertight sliding doors that are big on beauty and function.


bedroom with full length windows and sliding doors leading to balcony

Image: Liz Eve / Fotohaus

When designing and building your dream home, doors and windows play a large part. We go inside – and outside – a new home in Surrey where its design makes the most of the countryside that surrounds it, doing so with perfect sliding doors and windows.

At one with the landscape

Jon and Louise Wood wanted their new home to make the most of the verdant countryside that surrounded it. Working closely with Stephen Marshall Architects, they developed a design that incorporated cedar wood cladding and local stone to blend in with the landscape.

The vital element, however, was utilising a lot of glass, and they called on the experts at Schüco to assist. As Stephen Marshall notes: ‘Using glazing to merge a building with its surroundings is an effective technique we use often, and it has worked really well here.’ The end result is a modern home that is still thoroughly in keeping with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surrounds it.

modern house with balconies and sliding doors lawn in front

Image: Liz Eve / Fotohaus

Rooms with a view

Schüco’s versatile range of doors and windows gave the woods and their architect the flexibility they required to ensure there were views from every single room in the house. These elegant products come with minimal sight lines to maximise the vistas from floor-to-ceiling, while being easy and simple to operate.

By carefully considering their placement, it allowed the home to reflect the greenery outside, to let natural light pervade the building, and to give it an open feel, leading to a sense of space and creating a natural flow.