A Transformation Project giving an Authentic Finish

A beautiful village in Yorkshire has seen a transformation and the coming of age of a much-loved home,

“the house now looks its age, in a good way,”

the owners, Mr & Mrs Rule comment.

“We moved into the house just over 6 years ago, lured by the attractiveness of the stone building and its location on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.”

However, not everything about the house was attractive,

“it became immediately apparent that the uPVC windows in the house, although not especially old, were at the end of their life, showing signs of wear and tear, blown seals, faulty handles and locks, and a front door and stable door that both leaked when it rained and were draughty most of the time, even sticking shut during the winter.”

A mix of Box Sash and Slim Box Sash windows with 18mm astragal glazing bars in ‘Straw’.

Choosing high quality timber to complement the local conservation area

Whilst the homeowners weren’t restricted to using only timber for their windows and doors, they wanted to do the right thing by the property,

“the house sits within a conservation area, which was created after the uPVC windows were installed, meaning we could have replaced like-for-like. We, however felt that due to the house dating to the early 1700s and its prominent position in the village, the existing style of window just didn’t fit the age of the house and that timber sash windows would be more in keeping with the period style.”

The homeowners were diligent in their decision-making process,

“We arranged for Timber Windows, along with two other companies, to make a home visit to discuss the project and prepare quotes. This was then followed up by a visit to the showroom so we could see and touch real examples. Ultimately, we chose Timber Windows based on the quality of the product, and in particular, coming from an engineering background, we really appreciated the engineered nature of the construction. We were also keen to have a traditional sash weight mechanism which the other suppliers were not able to provide.”

Frenchay entrance door in ‘Black’ with Etched Sun glass and a Samuel Heath Medium sized letter plate.

Sash windows and a set of French doors were selected, all in a shade of ‘Straw’ whilst a new Frenchay front door is finished in ‘Black’ with a ‘Straw’ frame and has Chrome ironmongery.

“Right from the initial consultation through to installation we were impressed by the professionalism, care and attention to detail that all members of the team displayed. The experience and knowledge that Timber Windows were able to provide, meant we were confident in making good choices.”

French doors in ‘Straw’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars and Samuel Heath Profile handle in Satin Chrome.

Positive Reactions from the Local Community

In summarising how they feel about the choices they’ve made for their home, Mr & Mrs Rule say

“The new windows and doors have completely changed the look and feel of the house, both inside and outside. Inevitably we worried about whether we had made the right decisions, but all those fears completely disappeared once the first window was installed.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better result, it has transformed the outside, prompting some really lovely comments from neighbours, who I think appreciate the investment we have made both into the house and the village.”


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