Our Conservation™ made-to-order timber windows and doors have been architecturally specified in the remodelling of a traditional farmhouse typical of the region’s architecture. Built around 1880, this red brick property was massively extended in 2012 although the original building remains structurally unchanged. The property had been previously added to in 1970 with a single-storey, flat roof extension with little consideration given to the style or thermal performance of the building.
The new two-storey wing has enhanced the aesthetics of the house that now boasts elaborate use of insulation, double glazed box sash windows and extensive use of local oak. A smart lean-to styled garden room structure, with glazed roof, French doors and fixed side panels, create a bright and relaxing day-room which has been finished with three coats of high quality micro-porous paint in a shade of green from the RAL Classic collection.
Only single glazed box sash windows remain in the original structure which provides spacious reception rooms, an attractive hall and gallery, and two large bedrooms overlooking the secluded garden.
“I must pay tribute to my architects, Daniel Connal Partnership, who took care of every detail and for introducing me to Mumford & Wood,” says homeowner Mr Deane. “The rooms with double glazed windows are very comfortable and they have made a huge impact on our energy consumption in this large property.”
One single glazed window in the lounge was replaced with a double glazed feature bay window consisting of a central sliding sash flanked either side with fixed sash windows to retain visual consistency. “The bay blends perfectly with the original window in the same room. Together with partial double glazing and an efficient new log burner we’re almost too hot,” continues Nick. “Finally we now have all the benefits of 21st century thermal performance and great aesthetics even with windows of different ages. Visitors can’t easily identify old from new.”