Timber Windows were the more expensive option but we felt the product was so much better than the cheaper alternative we’d seen elsewhere.

Mr & Mrs Irwin

A trio of timber Hidden Spring Sash Windows finished in a colour complementary to Farrow & Ball 'Pointing', with 18mm astragal glazing bars and decorative sash horns. Manufactured in Engineered European Redwood.

The Irwins live in a sprawling, former farmhouse in a rural area just south of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Since its days for agricultural use, the house has undergone seven subsequent extensions to make it the five bedroom property it is today.

Correcting past window mistakes

At some point in time throughout these various works, the original sash windows were removed and replaced with single pane, grid style windows, but Mr Irwin was dissatisfied with this and sought to put things right, “we reverted the windows back to what they looked like originally with lovely sash windows. We don’t plan to move house again therefore wanted to get this home as insulated and well prepared as possible for our old age.”

French doors and Hidden Spring Sash Windows finished in a colour complementary to Farrow & Ball 'Pointing', manufactured in Engineered European Redwood.
Quality versus Price

“We had two quotes for the windows and doors we were replacing; Timber Windows’ were the more expensive of those but we felt the product was so much better than the cheaper alternative we’d seen elsewhere. The physical example of a cross section was good and the approach was generally more professional,” explains Mr Irwin.

Security for the family

Old windows often lack the security features that are possible with today’s technology and this was a consideration high on the list here too, “security was certainly an important criteria for the younger children’s bedrooms whose French style opening windows was disconcerting to put it mildly, and further, most of the windows for replacement had no locks and faulty opening mechanisms.”

Large quantity of timber sash windows

A total of thirty six Hidden Spring sash windows and one set of French doors were replaced, all of them in a Cream finish externally, whilst closely matched to the Farrow & Ball colour ‘Pointing’ internally, finished with an authentic ovolo mould, single 18mm vertical astragal bar and brass hardware. The Hidden Spring sash window from Timber Windows is the only completely concealed system available in the UK, entirely traditional in its appearance, the clever mechanism is fully hidden so you’d never know that it’s not working on a typical cord and weight system. Its operation is smooth and light with spiral balances providing the force and back up behind the scenes.

“The windows and doors look great, and they work a treat; we are extremely pleased with the outcome. Even our decorator said you had done a good job. There wasn’t too much disruption to the house either, so full marks there too.”


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