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Grand Property Renovation Project

16 May 2019
Case study

This is a home renovation of unrivalled style and quality, with finely crafted replacement windows, new doors and a sensational floor-to-ceiling glazed entrance hall by Westbury Windows and Joinery.

The owners of this magnificent country property purchased it as a derelict building that had been empty for some time and needed a complete refurbishment, including all of the windows and doors.

They were keen to make their own mark on the property and transform it into a grand and beautiful home. Taking a collaborative approach, Westbury discussed the client’s requirements and understood that while they wanted their home to make an impact, it was important to them to keep a sense of the original style.

The windows were replaced in the same style and design as the originals, which had a lead design rather than glazing bars. They have the original style with modern performance. All Westbury Windows and Doors are PAS24 compliant and have been successfully weather tested. They are also lab tested for heat loss, security and acoustic performance.

To the left-hand side of the property, beautiful fully-opening French casement windows were fitted into two first floor bays. Directly under these on the ground floor is a unique French casement window with a lower decorative bolection panel. While they look like doors, they don’t have door handles and they open like a window.

While most of the joinery was painted in Westbury White, the clients decided that the joinery at the back of the property would be painted in a dark Westbury Grey. They wanted this area of their home to feel like a more modern part of the building, as it included a new kitchen and boot room renovation. To continue the theme, French casement windows were fitted on the ground floor.]

Inside, a perfectly balanced octagonal roof lantern with electrically operated ventilation vents with automatic control was installed. This new addition floods the rather gloomy dining room with more natural light and makes the ceiling feel higher.

Most impressively, a grand two storey main entrance glazed screen was installed to create a dramatic and unique front of house. The screen was manufactured in engineered, sustainably sourced oak, painted in Westbury Black with oak stained interiors to match the floor. Double doors on the ground floor were crafted with engineered v-grooved vertically boarded panels.

The concept for the main entrance was all about grandeur and designing something that visually captivated people’s attention. In order to maximise on the light that would stream into the hall and ensure a larger sight line from the inside, we directly glazed the individual panels on site, making more glazing visible. We used antique led in the glazing, to ensure the dark-coloured detailing won’t fade.

All other windows and doors are made from Accoya®, an environmentally friendly, modified timber with a low carbon footprint. Accoya®, together with our technically advanced paint system by Teknos, means that products do not need to be repainted for 10-12 years.

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