Georgian farmhouse, Broadland

Project: Georgian farmhouse, Broadland

A spacious and beautifully proportioned Georgian farmhouse situated in rural Broadland, Norfolk has been sympathetically and carefully renovated by an award-winning developer.  Sash windows, bi-fold and French doorsets from the Lomax + Wood Kensington & Chelsea range have been installed throughout the property.

Dating back to circa 1800 the red brick property has received a complete internal and external restoration which involved retention of the original front façade while a new contemporary wing has been added to the rear.  This space provides a modern, open-plan kitchen and dining area, family room, utility and storage, and an annexe bedroom, or office space, with its own convenient access.

UPVC windows and doors have been replaced with large made-to-order double glazed, timber Georgian-style box sash windows, with fixed side panels, from the Kensington & Chelsea range.  Operated with traditional cords and weights in the principal rooms, and spring balance operation to the sash windows in the new wing, together with underfloor heating and other highly efficient materials and smart systems, will ensure 21st Century standards of thermal and acoustic performance throughout the property.  Regardless of their method of operation Kensington & Chelsea double glazed sash windows achieve an excellent U-value of 1.1 W/m²K using the new BBA/BWF software tool in compliance with BE EN ISO 10077-1:2006.

The spacious entrance hall contains the original feature staircase which leads to an impressive galleried landing where another large sliding box sash window allows maximum light and attractive views of the circular drive.  Still further the land has been thoughtfully redesigned and landscaped around the many preserved and protected trees while allowing sufficient space for a tennis court or swimming pool at a later stage.

“It was important to us to retain as many of the original features of this old property,” says property developer Linda Jones, “including several internal doors and the entrance door, fire places, cornice and an extensive basement.  We have cleaned and prepared this fabulous space for the new homeowners to make their own decision on how they want to use this great facility.”

The open-plan kitchen features large bi-fold doors from the Kensington & Chelsea range which open directly onto the paved patio and gardens. These made-to-order doors compliment the traditional style of the Georgian property while introducing a contemporary feature and allowing maximum light to enter the building.  They open outwards as standard and are factory hung on hinges with espagnolette locking, latch and mortice deadlock. Key locking bolts are internally fitted for stability and internally glazed for increased security.

Factory double glazed with tough low e argon fill ensures Part L Building Regulations compliance.  A French doorset to a second floor bedroom, which opens to a steel Juliet balcony, achieves a U-value of 1.4 W/m²K.
Oversized French doorsets in the formal reception room provide ample daylight and easy access to the extensive gardens.  It is adorned with an elegant, bespoke fanlight which extends almost to ceiling-height and has been designed with a classic Diamond pattern..

“Our architect has cleverly blended old with new,” continues Linda, “and we are delighted with this brave treatment which is perfect for a busy family that wants the best of both worlds – elegance and style with modern performance.”

The windows and doors by Lomax + Wood were designed in-house and manufactured from sustainably sourced timber which is selected to suit the application required and provides naturally durable products for all types of conservation and contemporary buildings.  All products are supplied as standard with three coats of high quality micro-porous paint, or stain, which will provide maximum protection and ensure less maintenance. All products are fully weather-stripped and CE marked.