Renovating a 17th century cottage

Having lived in their home for 15 years, the Pearson family took the decision to attempt to make sympathetic updates to their thatched, 1650’s Grade II Listed Oxfordshire cottage.

“We spoke to planning officers to initially establish the viability of changing the windows, and this served as a pre-application”

the owners explain.

“Once we knew what was acceptable, we were able to approach Timber Windows and begin the conversation.”

Flush casement windows finished in ‘Black’ with 14mm ultra-slim double-glazing, putty finishing, 24mm true bars, and Antique Pewter Monkeytail handles and pegstays.

New double glazed timber windows approved for Listed building

The requirement was for replacing single glazing with the slimmest possible double-glazing, to have the correct style of bars along with dark spacers that would blend in.

“The Timber Windows team were very helpful in liaising on the application, and the final approval was gained in the standard 3-month timescale.”

All specified in a finish of ‘Black’ with Antique Pewter Monkeytail handles and pegstays, the flush casement windows have 14mm ultra-slim double-glazed units, and feature putty finishing.

“To the eye, it is barely possible to tell that the units are double-glazed, but the difference to our lives has been significant. The busy passing road can hardly be heard and the cold air getting in, is a thing of the past.”

Along with the new, traditionally crafted thatched roof, the cottage is ready for the coach parties of adoring tourists that often stop to get photos of a beautiful, historic home!

“It is barely possible to tell that the units are double-glazed.”

“The Timber Windows casements were approved with relative ease.”


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