STRUCTURAL glass specialists Clear Living is celebrating after learning that two of its client projects are in the running for the House of the Year accolade.

The company, which is based in Wincham, was brought in by architects to provide bespoke frameless glass frontage and minimal windows for properties in Formby, Liverpool, and in Criccieth, Gwynedd.

The homes are among only 20 to make the national long list in a competition run annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The finalists are revealed each Wednesday during special episodes of a four-part series of the Channel 4 property show Grand Designs, which explores some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting-edge homes.

Formed in 2007, Clear Living designs, supplies and installs structural and frameless glass.

Company director Kristian Hansen said: “We pride ourselves on providing the very best design, supply and installation of structural and frameless glass to residential and commercial clients across the UK.

“For the property in Formby we were asked to provide minimal sliding doors, and the property in Gwynedd was incredibly exposed, so wind and airtightness were very important.

“We are very privileged to work with the talented architects behind these projects.”

For the Welsh property Clear Living was brought in by Manchester architects Stephenson Studio.

The 1,880-square foot property sits in a remote spot overlooking Cardigan Bay and is inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian.

For the Formby property Clear Living worked with Liverpool architects shedkm.

The two-storey home is surrounded by mature woodland and was designed to display the owners’ collection of paintings.

Kristian added: “Our prime motivation is to provide a first class service to all our clients using our superior design concepts and engineering.”