Whilst completing a series of modernisations to this Victorian Stone Villa, the homeowners decided to replace the existing windows with an aluminium clad sliding sash window. Looking to keep the original period features of the home intact they wanted to replace the windows with similarly designed sliding sash windows.
Having spent many years maintaining the original timber sliding sash windows and living on an exposed hill within the Lake District the decision was made to purchase a window that would require less maintenance than the original timber windows. We supplied an aluminium clad timber window which gives the best of both worlds with authentic timber internally and powder coated aluminium cladding externally this windows maintain the style of the building whilst achieving a more weather resilient finish. The windows also feature double glazing glass panes which are far more energy efficient than the original single glazing sashes.
We have replaced all of the windows to the rear and one side of the home as part of a larger scheme of renovations including refurbished lime plastering, new electrics, new kitchen, utility room and extensive decorating giving these areas a fresh new look whilst staying true to the original style and fabrication of the home.
We worked with the homeowners to supply and install the windows within the schedule of works that was being completed on the home to ensure the plastering was completed after the windows where installed to achieve the best finish.
The end result is simply stunning, internally the windows have a soft white timber finish which blends in perfectly with the remaining original windows. Combined with the lime plastering and marble sills the internal finish is beautifully tactile and original whilst looking extremely fresh for such an old building. The new elements do not look out of place and it is impossible to know if the windows are replacements or simple the original refurbished.
Externally there is a bit more of a clue as to the age of the windows, the aluminium capping when viewed close up does look slightly different to the original timber, with a smoother paint finish and tougher more rigid lines the exterior shell gives a clue to aluminium fabricate. Similar in design to the original the aluminium capping has slightly less detail although a much more hard wearing finish.