Duo-colour windows in Suffolk cottage
Both the aesthetic appeal and performance quality of the windows and doors was a major consideration. Mr and Mrs Lindsay had a preference for timber windows and doors because of their authenticity and warmth. Although the use of timber was a not a planning stipulation, the couple felt that it was important to incorporate some features from the original cottage, which would help their home not to have a “new build” appearance.
To replicate the original Victorian cottage design, a series of flush casement windows were specified with antique wrought iron hardware. All of the casement windows are from our Traditional Range, incorporating design features such as internal beading and multiple draught seals, for high performance. Fitted with double glazing all of the windows for this new build achieved an ‘A’ energy efficiency rating. The windows were manufactured in a variety of sizes, including bow and square bay designs and an extended, angled design for the stairwell, allowing natural light to flood this area of the property.
George Barnsdale timber windows and doors were specified because of their ability to provide a dual colour finish and the ability to award long-life guarantees, including 10 years on paint. The dual colour option that the couple chose for both their windows and doors was a pale green exterior and a white interior finish.