REPLACING ORIGINAL METAL WINDOWS
There are a lot of properties up and down the country that still have their original metal windows and doors. The big advantage of these is that they are very slim indeed. The big disadvantage is that they are COLD! Single-glazing and steel frames just whip the heat out of the property. And they are frequently running in condensation which can cause mould growth and staining. Many owners have opted for secondary glazing over the years - it helps with the insulation but it hinders with the operation of the windows and looks pretty unsightly.
Our double glazed timber casement windows and French doors were used in Harrogate, Yorkshire to replace metal windows and doors and they look really good both from outside and within. The blackened square leading and hand-forged 'monkey-tail' handles add to their period look. Notice the internal moulding detail on the bay windows. Timber window frames are usually narrower than the equivalent uPVC versions and this helped to maintain the 1930's character and appearance of the property. We also recovered 4 original stained glass panels from a feature window at the front of the house and encapsulated them within new double glazed units.