Large French Doors and Casement Windows
“The quality product, combined with first class installation meant we have been delighted with the results. The house looks fantastic from inside and out.”
Mr & Mrs Fell
Pavilion home in National Park setting
The Fell family live in a characterful property near the North Yorkshire town of Scarborough, within the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Their home, formerly a pavilion dating back to the 1890s, was converted into a residential dwelling in the 1980s.
Mr & Mrs Fell describe how when they purchased their home, they recognised some work was required on the existing windows,
“it was clear that the wood windows needed attention and maintenance; double glazed seals were breaking down, and parts of the frames were suffering with rot. Although we did some repair work to address the worst areas, we realised we would be looking to replace all the windows at some point.”
Replicating old windows for authentic appearance
For this property there were a number of very specific matters to consider in order to get the correct outcome, these included the wishes of the family, the history of the building and external conditions imposed upon the house, “we wanted to retain the authentic look and character of the property, and match to the existing Georgian bar windows as far as possible. Also being within the National Park, their rules require that the replacements were wood rather than timber alternatives.”
The rear of the property overlooks a vast expanse of open fields, and where the large windows and doors are a real defining feature of it.
Finding a company capable of meeting the needs of this project led to much background work on the part of the Fell’s, and following some online research came across Timber Windows and their local showroom, “Timber Windows at Harewood were having an open event so we took the opportunity to visit in person, with their excellent showroom helping us to select the correct style of window, consider hinge options, handles and even the colour. Talking to the individuals who would actually install the windows was reassuring, and helped build our confidence that we had found the right partners for our project.”
Through much meticulous consideration and conversation between the parties, along with a careful site survey we were able to define the best options to retain the character while replacing the flaws, “we wanted an authentic traditional style window, with the benefits of modern design (seals, glass, thermal properties, locks, stays, hinges etc), whilst maximising light and to match the original windows as far as possible” explains Mr Fell.
Oversized French Doors and Flush Casement Windows
Two very large sets of French doors with top and side lights flush casement windows were required, along with a significant number of matching flush casement windows, all finished in Pure White with slender 18mm glazing bars, “a very significant factor for us was Timber Windows’ ability to manufacture the large double door and window formations in one piece, rather than having to make them in two pieces and join them together in situ, as this would have spoilt the clean line aesthetics we were looking to retain.”
Fantastic quality and results = happy family
The family were very pleased with all aspects of their experience, “the Timber Windows at Harewood team were excellent from start to finish” on what was has been an important endeavour both for the history of the building, the present and the future enjoyment of it, “they were a pleasure to work with on what was a very significant project for us, not only in financial terms but also one involving huge time and emotional investment.”
“The quality product, combined with first class installation meant we have been delighted with the results. The house looks fantastic from inside and out. We were amazed at the speed of installation, and how little ‘making good’ was required afterwards. The house feels snugger, warmer and with effective double glazing it is also a lot quieter. We are very proud of our new windows.”