Heritage home in need of high performing windows

Originally built in the 1700s as a barn before being converted into two cottages in the 1920s and then finally transformed into a single cottage in the 1950s, this heritage property has had new timber windows and doors installed that respect the long-standing history of the structure.

Mr & Mrs Ashworth moved into the property in 1982 and comment

“we had lived with the old windows for so many years. Many of them wouldn’t even open and in the winter months they were very draughty”.

Mrs Ashworth goes onto the explain

“it got to the stage where some of the windows contained more filler than wood. It was no longer possible to renovate them properly without incurring huge expense!”.

Cottage casement windows finished externally in ‘Dorset Cream’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars.

Researching to find high performing, authentic windows

When looking for replacement windows, they had a desire for like-for-like replacements and took their time looking at different suppliers, offering a range of both timber and non-timber alternatives.

“We were a bit fearful of potentially ruining the lovely character of our home, so we took our time researching suppliers to ensure we wouldn’t detract from the age and beauty of the cottage”

Mrs Ashworth comments.

She also explains how they made their decision with regards choosing their supplier.

“We chose Timber Windows for their personal service, good selection of styles and because they’re a local company to us. The staff at the showroom made everything so easy and the support at every stage was fantastic!”.

Bardwell entrance door and cottage casement windows finished externally in ‘Dorset Cream’, featuring an Antique Black door handle and white cat flap, with 18mm astragal glazing bars on both.

Cottage casement windows with floating mullions were installed and have a dual colour finish, with ‘Dorset Cream’ applied externally and ‘White’ internally. All have Black Monkeytail handles, Period Black Iron Pegstays and 18mm astragal glazing bars.

A Bardwell style stable door in the same dual colour finish has also been installed with Black Cottage ironmongery and a white cat flap in the centre. The door and the windows have all been manufactured in Engineered Meranti Hardwood.

Bardwell entrance door and cottage casement windows finished externally in ‘Dorset Cream’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars.

Noise and Heat benefits

“The installation process was speedy and we are delighted with the end result. The house feels a lot warmer, we don’t need the heating on as much and there is much less traffic noise coming through now”

Mrs Ashworth explains.

“Both the inside and outside of the house looks exactly as it did before we made the changes and we are delighted with the end result!”

she concludes.


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