A suite of SILKA Aluminium Windows and Doors were at the core of this energy efficient, ultra-modern Northern Ireland home 

With energy efficiency and cost-saving becoming more and more important in UK home renovation plans, County Antrim property developer John Stewart set about creating a high-performance family home.  

Built to the highest specification over a two-and-a-half year period, Lyle House is now a stunning five-bedroom ultra-modern home featuring timber cladding, a stone façade, high-tech amenities and plenty of additional space. 

Integral to the project was a full suite of SILKA aluminium windows and doors, which John chose for their sleek, stylish aesthetic and thermal performance in equal measures. Installed throughout the head-turning property, Lyle House has SILKAseamless Windows, a SILKAkärben Entrance Door and SILKA Lift & Slide sliding door.  

Every SILKA window and door not only offers slim frames, triple glazing and PAS 24 security certification, but they feature ground-breaking insulation with SILKA’s trademarked Thermafill® technology, helping Lyle House become extremely thermally efficient.  

“This project was a long time coming,” explains John. “We’ve had to face a lot of challenges to get to this point, but we’re so happy with the finished result.  

“As a property developer day-to-day, I am adept at dealing with all the challenges that came with building my own home, whether it was dealing with the aftermath of COVID, rising material costs or getting planning permission. Having a clear plan and a great team of tradespeople, some of which I knew from the industry, really helped keep the project on track.  

“We wanted to create a home that not only looked modern and fresh, but performed too – that’s why we chose SILKA for all our glazing. The team did a fantastic job installing Lyle House’s windows and doors. We’re really impressed with the quality and the energy efficiency benefits we’ll get from them, too. 

“The house has without a doubt changed our quality of life. For myself and my wife, to see our children enjoying their new home has made all the hard work worthwhile.” 

Asa McGillian, SILKA’s Managing Director, was just as excited to see Lyle House come to life. “Our windows and doors not only offer industry-leading energy efficiency and tick all the boxes when it comes to benefits – they can truly revolutionise a home.  

“But what I will take away from this project most is the impact the SILKA system has had on how John and his family enjoy their home. That’s what drives us to keep developing, innovating and finding real-world solutions with our products.”