British Olympic legend selects Shaws for Windows & Doors in stunning barn conversion
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British Olympic legend selects Shaws and Smart aluminium systems for stunning barn conversion

Sally Gunnel and Shaw Of Brighton outside of 1 of the 5 Visoglides

We are thrilled to have recently completed a remarkable project for none other than "Sally Big" (Nee Sally Gunnell), the esteemed Gold Medal Winner of 1992! 🥇🌟

This extraordinary project encompassed a magnificent large barn refurbishment, featuring top craftsmanship and the installation of top-of-the-line Smart Aluminium Windows and Doors.

With such a distinguished client, the pressure was on Shaws to deliver a world-class solution to meet the performance and aesthetic needs of the project.

Smart Architectural Aluminium were the chosen system and various products, consisting of were fitted:

  • x5 sets of Smart’s Visoglide lift and slide doors.
  • x16 Alitherm 300 casement windows.
  • x3 EcoFutural tilt and turn windows.

All products were finished with a textured Black polyester powder coating to give a modern, durable finish that adds a touch of sophistication.

Experience the durability, security, and low-maintenance advantages of Smart Aluminium Windows and Doors, that Shaws of Brighton has expertly brought to this project.

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Smart visolglides from shaws of brighton

Lift and Slide Visoglide Doors offer effortless functionality, excellent thermal properties and unparalleled aesthetic appeal.


Smart alitherm windows from shaws of brighton

Alitherm Casement Windows seamlessly integrate and complimenting the doors, and have exceptional insulation, enhancing energy efficiency.


smart ecofutural from shaws of brighton

EcoFutural Windows with Tilt & Turn mechanism allowing for ventilation control and maximise natural light.

The benefits of aluminium windows and doors are truly remarkable

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Durability: Aluminium is highly durable and resistant to rust, corrosion, and weathering.

Strength and Security: Aluminium provides enhanced security, thanks to its strength and robustness.

Low Maintenance: Aluminium windows and doors are low maintenance, requiring no painting or sealing.

Slim and Elegant Profiles: Aluminium frames can be designed with slim profiles, maximizing natural light and creating a sleek aesthetic.

Energy Efficiency: Aluminium windows and doors can be fitted with insulation, improving energy efficiency and reducing costs.

Versatility and Design Options: Aluminium offers a wide range of design options, allowing customization to suit different architectural styles.

Environmental Sustainability: Aluminium is recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice

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A bespoke aluminium window with corner option from smart architectural systems

Bespoke Full Height Window

This cutting-edge solution not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of any building, but also provides energy efficiency and improved insulation.

Whether in residential or commercial settings, Smart Bespoke full height windows offer a harmonious blend of sophistication, convenience, and environmental consciousness.


Sally said: "We took a long time to decide on the windows and door, as they are so important not only to the overall look of the property but also to the way we live and work in it. Integrating the indoor and outdoor spaces was really important and we are all absolutely delighted with the end result.

The process from design through to installation has been an enjoyable experience and we’ve worked with a really professional, dedicated and friendly team."

Feeling inspired by this stunning transformation?

Let us create your dream space! Contact us today for a consultation on 0800 975 5790 and speak with one of our specialists, and let's bring your vision to life. 🏡✨💼