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The Most Expensive Places to Live in the Midlands

Areas such as Rutland, Earlsdon or Stamford (voted the best place to live in the midlands 2021 by The Sunday times) are often overlooked when it comes to relocating.

People tend to go straight for the more well know areas such as the Cotswolds or Oxfordshire, however, these locations can be extremely expensive to buy in. A detached home in rural Rutland compared to a similar home in the Cotswolds has a significant difference.  

More homeowners are beginning to invest on new builds in less central locations as they can secure more land, have bigger gardens and of course make the most of the stunning scenic views.

open corner sliding glass doors with concealed head frame and flush threshold to create a completely open aperture
highly glazed design for planning permission in green belt areas

Better Views

Buying a home under budget allows you more freedom to renovate and extend to transform the property into your dream home. With these types of projects in a rural area of the midlands, a huge advantage is the bigger garden.

Utilising large glazing elevations is extremely important as it allows you to make the most of the views whilst allowing a vast amount of natural light into the internal living spaces.

minimal windows high-quality aluminium glazing systems have been specifically engineered to have the most minimal framing whilst surpassing thermal requirements and weather testing standards.

With ultra-slim sightlines from just 21mm and the options to conceal outer framing within building finishes, our systems offer panoramic, uninterrupted views of the outdoors.

luxury garden room with minimal windows sliding doors create sliding glass walls
traditional rural English manor house with basement conversion using slim sliding doors form minimal windows

Bigger Gardens

Although warm weather may be scarce in England when the sun does make an appearance being able to make the most of the weather is important.

Indoor-outdoor living areas are becoming increasingly sought after and many homeowners of luxury homes in rural areas have used glazing systems such as the minimal windows sliding glass doors to create this.

Our slim siding doors have flush thresholds that have been certified for barrier-free access. This means that when the doors are open there is a seamless transition between the internal living spaces and the garden.

With larger gardens, people may also seek to have a garden room. These spaces are extremely versatile with a variety of possible uses such as an office, a playroom, a gym, or even a bar.

minimal windows sliding glass doors are an excellent choice for creating entire glass walls for garden rooms, allowing the interior space to have clear views of the surrounding garden.

multiple aluminium sliding glass doors used in this riverside luxury new build home
huge luxury new build home in the countryside with a double height vertical sash window and large garden

Up-and-coming Areas in the Midlands

If you are looking to relocate to an area with breathtaking views and luxury homes with large gardens, there are a few places that are often ignored but can offer lovely living spaces with public transport links into central town locations.

Harborne, Solihull and Edgbaston have grown massively in popularity and many homeowners are now looking here to find a generational home. Other locations that are worth considering are Church Stretton in Shropshire, Earlsdon in Coventry, and Edale in Derbyshire.

IQ Glass is the sole supplier of minimal windows in the UK and has an office in Birmingham. Having a team of skilled professionals located further North allows us to work closely with architects on projects across the midlands and the north.

Experienced architectural glazing companies in the Midlands or rural areas can be hard to come by, but our team of dedicated glaziers is on hand to help with these projects.

If you have any questions or would like more information on our systems or the Birmingham office, get in touch with the team today.

Call 01494 722 880