Double Your House For Half The Money
In this renovation, as featured on Sarah Beeny’s Double Your House For Half The Money TV programme, the existing draughty, ill-fitting, single glazed windows needed to be replaced to provide a much improved thermal and acoustic insulation.
The bespoke double glazed window schedule drawn up by Mumford & Wood included 16 flush casements, a six-leaf bi-fold door, two sets of four-panel French doors and an entrance door, all in a contemporary style. Windows to the street elevation were adapted to accommodate 27mm double glazed units (beyond that of 24mm as standard) made up of 6 and 8mm laminated sound control (or stapid silence) inner and outer glass panes which achieve an acoustic rating of 40dB. This compares with standard double glazing in a Mumford & Wood Conservation™ casement of 34dB.
This home is now thermally improved providing comfort for the extended family and noise entering the building from the busy main road has been eradicated.
“We are comfortable and our home is thermally efficient which will help our heating costs and energy consumption – and reduce our carbon footprint, which is important to us,” says homeowner Rebecca Ridley. “Road noise is not a problem, we have maximum natural light everywhere in the house, and we love the look and appearance of our smart new home. We no longer suffer with the inconvenience of secondary glazing or unsightly condensation.”
“They do look smart and beautiful,” says Ms Beeny.