The installation of our orders was not at all disruptive; everyone involved was careful and clean, and all has been finished to a very high standard. We are confident that our windows and doors will serve us for a long time and keep us secure.

Mr & Mrs Walsh

Deco Flush Casement Bay Window

Situated in the small locale of Harborne, just outside Birmingham is the home of Mr & Mrs Walsh; a 1930’s semi-detached house, typical of the period and the area it is situated within.

Time for change

Having moved into the property 11 years ago, the Walsh family carried out some quick changes, “we changed the old draughty windows in the early 2000s, putting uPVC in – at the time this was the best option available to us and within the budget we had to spend.”

In more recent times, however, the owners have sought to put things right and change certain areas, particularly with the windows having found that their uPVC replacements needed changing already, “over the past two to three years, we have carried out renovations to the house; completing the work in a phased approach has allowed us to get things absolutely right this time. Our wish has always been to return to timber for our windows and doors.”

Valuable advice at showroom

“We looked around quite a lot and carried out our own research, but the other options we found elsewhere didn’t match up to the Timber Windows products,” and Mr Walsh benefited from the experience he found at the Timber Windows of Harborne showroom, “Mark Jephcott has a very good eye for design, and we subsequently took his advice and recommendations.” For further reading about how Timber Windows create their products and manage the process with their customers, read our blog on why Timber Windows has many benefits over employing a local joiner for your windows and doors.

New timber front door to Harborne property, Birmingham
New timber front door to Harborne property
Deco period styling

In keeping with the period of the house, The Walsh’s opted for our Deco casement windows to the front of the property, these feature a section detail that allow the sashes to appear recessed within the frame, common to inter-war period properties to provide a degree of modelling. Selected in a traditional shade of Off-White for the windows, coupled with contrasting Oxford Clay coloured cills. The cill colour provides an inverted match with the new Frenchay design front door, “Oxford Clay was a deliberate choice for the door, selected to contrast with the windows but tie in with the cills; and we also wanted to future proof our choices to a certain extent so the colour was an important detail for us to get right.”

The Deco design of window comes at a little extra cost to the standard flush casement, “the added detail in the Deco style is a little uplift in price, but we felt was well worth doing for the end result.”

“We lived with our new front door for a year and loved it; we then made our decisions for the rest of the house. The products are fantastic, service is excellent and the engineering qualities impressive. Visitors to the house love the options we chose and compliment the finish, but most importantly, my wife is pleased!” Mr Walsh remarks.

Deco Flush Casement timber windows
Bespoke, made to order and smooth installation

The family were informed from the very beginning that the products they were buying are not simply taken off the shelf, instead they are made to order, “the waiting time was explained to us in full, and we had no issues with this whatsoever; in fact we were happy in the knowledge that our items were being made bespoke for us.”

The installation is the crucial final stage in the process, and an area that all Timber Windows showrooms strive to deliver seamlessly for maximum comfort all round, “the installation of our orders was not at all disruptive; everyone involved was careful and clean, and all has been finished to a very high standard. We are confident that our windows and doors will serve us for a long time and keep us secure.”

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