16th Century Rectory, Norfolk

Name of project

16th Century Rectory





Autumn 2014

Project requirements

The restoration and extension of a beautiful 16th century private home in the Breckland area of rural Norfolk needed thermal upgrade whilst retaining period features.


Mumford & Wood’s double glazed Conservation™ box sash windows have been installed and sit side by side with the original single glazed windows. French doorsets and casement windows were also installed.


Conservation™ box sash windows are highly thermally efficient and are in keeping with the existing fenestration and period details. The French doorsets allows natural light and easy access to the landscaped gardens.

Client Feedback

“Over time, we plan to replace all the single glazed period box sash windows which are attractive but thermally inefficient. Mumford & Wood Conservation ™ box sash windows are virtually indistinguishable from the originals whilst offering 21st century standards of comfort and performance. We live in a Conservation area but we had no problem in achieving planning permission for the vision we wanted to create. There was no objection to installing double glazed windows or to upgrading the single glazed windows with highly functional and beautifully designed products by Mumford & Wood.
Who wouldn’t be sympathetic to upgrading the thermal performance of this property when the period features have been retained?” says the homeowner and surveyor.

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