Guernsey Channel Islands
Roof Lanterns, French Doors & Casement Windows
We’ve been very pleased with the service from Timber Windows Channel Islands and the fitting team, whilst also appreciating the quality of the lanterns, windows and doors – they really are in a different league.
Mr & Mrs Loveridge
Background – the home refurbishment and kitchen project
The Loveridge’s have owned their property for around twelve years but decided to make some dramatic changes to it, “realising that the flat roof on the 1980’s extension was coming to the end of its useful life, we decided to ask an architect to draw up some ideas on how we might make fuller use of the space. After reviewing a number of designs we decided to bite the bullet, completely demolish the back of the house and begin again!”
Such a large project warranted planning and research aplenty, and the couple enjoyed this process, taking inspiration from many sources, “style-wise, my wife had selected some designs from various magazines, and we were keen to cherry pick the best bits to make our dream space.”
Decisions – choosing the window and door designs
The proposed construction gave the opportunity to ensure that the construction was both inventive and practical as desired, and the getting the windows and doors right was crucial, “the design of the windows, doors and roof lanterns were always high on our priority list, as we firmly believe these would make or break the design. It was important to maximise the light, whilst also offering modern insulation properties and looking beautiful.”
Finding a supplier to make the vision a reality was the next challenge for the Loveridges, “since the very first sketches, we’d known what we wanted; it was just a case of finding a manufacturer who could deliver. We visited a multitude of local suppliers, comparing plastic, aluminium and timber window and door options. None of them really met our expectations until we saw the Timber Windows samples. The combination of quality and the ability to specify our exact requirements meant we could achieve the look we were after.”
French Doors and Casement Windows – Timber Windows Channel Islands
Timber Windows Channel Islands is based on Guernsey, also serving the island of Jersey too, and has a stunning showroom, showcasing a broad range of products and inspiration. The look desired by the Loveridge’s was drawn up by Timber Windows to illustrate the precise dimensions and ensure everything was covered to the smallest detail, and comprised of French doors, flush casement windows, a single entrance door and two roof lanterns.
All were specified in a calm, contemporary shade of French Grey to work seamlessly alongside the new kitchen design scheme, with the flush casement windows acting as partial sidelights to the French Doors. The fine 18mm astragal bar formation lines perfectly through the doors, windows and the accompanying single door, complemented by the smart chrome fixtures both inside and out.
The pair of roof lanterns provides a flood of light from above to both the kitchen and hallway, creating a beautiful, airy space throughout.
End result – delighted customer
The final reaction to the new space and products has been overwhelmingly positive, “We just love it. Six months in, we spend far more time at the back of the house as it’s an extremely pleasant place to be. Even though we’re in quite a built-up area, it’s a very peaceful and restful place. We’ve been very pleased with the service from Timber Windows Channel Islands and the fitting team, whilst also appreciating the quality of the lanterns, windows and doors – they really are in a different league.”
“We’ve also had so many great comments about the build, and this was always about creating our perfect space. Very happy indeed.”