This beautiful, traditional English cottage was built in the 1570s, undergoing renovations and extensions throughout the 1600s and the Victorian era.

“Since the 1960s it had been rented and it was never properly maintained unfortunately. A lot of the windows had been painted shut as a result”

comments Mr Manning.

The cottage is situated within a conversation area in rural Norfolk, meaning Mr Manning had a strong need to replace his old, rotting single-glazed windows with a modern-day option that retained the period aesthetics.

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Slim sash window in ‘Off-White’ featuring decorative sash horns and 18mm astragal glazing bars.

Approval from the local Conservation Officer

“Consultations with the local Conservation Officer resulted in the acceptance of double-glazed, wooden sash windows and cottage style windows for the dormers, all to closely match the originals.”

With his newly gained permissions, Mr Manning began his research online to find a capable supplier.

“While researching on Google, I came across Timber Windows. I was very impressed with the number of renovation projects they have undertaken on listed buildings and those situated in conservation areas. This gave me a lot of faith and confidence that they would be the right fit for my cottage.”

After getting in touch, Eddie from the Fornham and Woodbridge showrooms visited, which cemented Mr Manning’s decision to opt for Timber Windows. A total of 14 windows across the home have now been replaced, including a mix of slim sash and flush casement windows. All are finished in ‘Off-White’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars.

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Cottage style flush casement dormer window in ‘Off-White’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars.

Fantastic service at every stage

“Every stage with Timber Windows has been fantastic. The initial visits, surveys and installation all went perfectly, and the end result is superb!”

“The double-glazed, high quality windows have turned my draughty period house into a warm and cosy family home that still retains its 400-year-old charm. We are so delighted and highly recommend Timber Windows. We will be back to replace the outer doors on the cottage very soon!”

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