INSPIRATIONS BEAUTIFUL , HANDMADE TIMBER WINDOWS & DOORS
REAL HOMES TRANSFORMED
MAKE AN ENTRANCE - DOOR STYLES
THE SECRETS OF KERB APPEAL
nce t o
tnum HAM & Mason PER!
THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE THE ART OF RESTORATION
SO, JUST HOW GOOD ARE OUR TIMBER WINDOWS? NEW ORNATE CONSERVATION DOOR DESIGNS
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FORTNUM & MASON HAMPER!
no.5 Welcome to
INSPIRATIONS from Timber Windows
As one of the most important decisions you will make for your property, choosing the most appropriate windows and doors is likely to take both time and quite possibly, a fair bit of research. So we would like to welcome you to issue 5 of the Inspirations lifestyle magazine.
How better to explain what a difference beautiful real timber windows and doors can make than by showing you around the properties of some of our delighted customers. With a cross-section of interesting projects that showcase the quality and beauty of our timber windows and doors, we also demonstrate how these projects really can enhance the value of your home.
In this issue we take a look at The Art of Restoration, The Secrets of kerb appeal and our wonderfully new ornate and beautifully styled Conservation door designs. If that leaves you wanting more, then a visit to your local Timber Windows showroom may be in order - youâ€™ll find expert advice and a comprehensive range to browse at your leisure.
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C O N T E N T S Inspirations issue 5
THE B E ST WE CA M E A C ROSS!
THE ART OF RESTORAT I ON
T HE SHOWROOM EX PERIENCE
Early 1900s Hertfordshire home transformed
Improve rather than move!
Over 35 showrooms nationwide
M A KE A N E NT RANCE
A LONG AWA I T ED DELI GHT
The Timber Windows collection of entrance doors
The transformation from an outdated uPVC door
HAS Y OUR HOM E GOT T HE LOOK?
W I T HOUT E X CEPTION, EV E RYONE LOVE S THEM !
THE QUALITY SHINES THROUGH
PE RF E C T LY PRE SE RVE D
Dramatic renovation to North Yorkshire Moors home
With improved warmth and reduced sound from outside
C O N T E N T S Inspirations issue 5
Ornate & beautiful Conservation door designs
ENHA NC I NG A LI FE LONG HOME
GE ORGI A N HERITAGE
FI T FOR A KI NG!
A SPA C E T O E NT E RTAI N
Gorgeous Georgian modifications
Major refurbishment to a magnificent mansion
New Bi-Fold, and entrance doors
WE MUST HAV E WOODEN W I NDOWS!
I T’S A LL SUSTA I NA B LE . . .
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FORTNUM & MASON HAMPER!
SO, JUST HOW GOOD ARE OUR T I M BE R WINDOWS?
NE W C ONSE RVAT I ON DOORS
...So doesn’t harm the Earth!
We’re really pleased with the “windows and doors, they really
enhance the house and rooms. The products are the best we came across and we’re so chuffed with how it has all turned out.
Engineered European Redwood slim sash windows and Venetian sash window, hung on cords and weights, finished in White with chrome hardware and 36mm astragal glazing bars.
Frenchay front door in Black with White frame. Decorative glass is Signature Classic on a background of Kathedral obscure. Chrome ironmongery includes a Samuel Heath medium sized letter plate and traditional Doctorâ€™s door knocker.
TH E B E S T WE CAME ACROSS
Mr & Mrs Gibson moved into their early 1900s Hertfordshire home just two years ago and embarked very quickly upon a major refurbishment project including a large extension to the rear, opening up the kitchen and dining area.
“The conservation officers wouldn’t allow plastic windows at all; we were governed by the rules on the house and area that all replacements had to be like for like in timber, and the same was the case on the extension works” the Gibsons explain.
Throughout the house, all products were
European Redwood with a large number of slim sash windows hung on traditional cords and weights
Mr & Mrs Gibson joke about the large sash windows the
mechanisms, and finished in White
moment they first saw them, “it was even a surprise to us
along with sets of French doors
as to quite how large they were; they were bought off plan
and a Black Frenchay front door.
with the architect’s guidance.”
The most spectacular feature of all “We’re really pleased with the windows and doors, they really is the Venetian sash in the dining area; a triple sash design dating back many enhance the house and rooms. The products are the best we decades and found all over the country in period properties; this one measuring an impressive 3 metres wide and almost 2.5 metres high.
came across and we’re so chuffed with how it has all turned out.”
“The fitting team were brilliant, we couldn’t fault them at all – they communicated well throughout the process to keep us informed – the attention detail was truly excellent.”
The lounge room bay is constructed of slim sash windows and Bardwell French doors with chrome Chatsworth handle.
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ENTRANCE! With styles derived from designs found in homes of character across the country, the Timber Windows collection of entrance doors adds individuality and style. Choose from a range of ironmongery, including elegant period handles, traditional letter plates and knockers from our Samuel Health collection. A selection of decorative glass options, based on authentic Victorian stained glass motifs, have also been uniquely commissioned for the range.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION, EVERYONE
WI TH O U T E X CE P TI O N , E VE RY O N E LOVES THEM!
When Mr & Mrs White received a leaflet through the post from Timber Windows, they weren’t looking to replace their windows and doors at that time, “we kept the flyer as the style and approach to marketing were tasteful, and gave a good impression; we liked the look of what was on offer.”
WE WOULD GENUINELY
RECOMMEND TIMBER This first impression continued when they made their visit to the Timber Windows of Horsham showroom, “we also visited a number of other window companies including a local joiner, but were left feeling underwhelmed by their options once we’d seen the Timber Windows product range, and knew this was what we wanted – it was
WINDOWS TO ANYONE, & HAVE ALREADY PUT A
NEIGHBOUR IN TOUCH
a lovely showroom with lovely staff too.”
Kingston front door in Engineered European Oak finished in a match of Farrow & Ball’s ‘Old White’ externally and a Light Oak stain internally. Complemented by Etched Sun glazing design, Polished Chrome Samuel Heath letter plate and traditional Doctor’s knocker.
WI TH O U T E X CE P TI O N , E VE RY O N E LOVES THEM!
The White’s home in West Sussex was converted from a grain barn some 25 years ago; they’ve been the only owners since it was made into a residence and don’t plan to move, so decided the time was right to improve. “The windows originally installed were a dark finish on the inside, which were fine at the time but times and fashions change, and they’d come to the end of their usable life. We knew we could improve on their appearance and the light they let in.” Mr & Mrs White explain.
The homeowners chose Cottage Casement windows in a colour match of Farrow & Ball’s ‘Old White’ with a light oak stain finish on the inside to suit the interior décor. A new Kingston design front door in the same dual coloured finish with chrome Samuel Heath ironmongery was also ordered.
The Cottage Casement windows were a deliberate choice, and a perfect fit, “we wanted to retain a
Engineered European Oak Cottage Casement windows finished in a match of Farrow & Ball’s ‘Old White’ externally and a Light Oak stain internally, with 18mm astragal glazing bars and pewter Monkey Tail handles.
cottage feel, with more glass and a more modern feel – overall it has lightened the look of the house greatly.”
In terms of the installation, Mr & Mrs White tell now how they were dreading it but they had nothing to worry about, “it was a big undertaking, but it all went so smoothly – it really was a good experience all round.”
“We would genuinely recommend Timber Windows to anyone, and have already put a neighbour in touch.”
bout 15 years ago I visited some friends in Leeds – they had just
moved into a three storey terraced house within walking distance of Headingley cricket ground. The area was deeply unpopular in those days, but they could see the potential in both the house and the area.
Careful research had unearthed original images of the property – giving them vital information on the design of the original front door and sash windows. Once the horrible plastic versions were replaced, the true appearance of the house was revealed – and after a year or so of hard work they made a tidy but modest profit on their now beautiful home.
Like Headingley, many towns and cities in the UK can readily point to a ‘conservation area’ – one where individual streets and sometimes just small areas are restored to their former glories. And with soaring property prices, the incentive to improve rather than move, becomes that much stronger.
Today many people visiting our showrooms are looking to replicate the look and feel of the original doors and windows – but with the benefits of modern timber performance and insulation, combined with high levels of security. The expanding network of Timber Windows showrooms can provide professional advice and knowledge - they will be familiar with the history of the area and the designs that will work best for your home.
Engineered European Redwood Kingston front door in French Grey with Off White frame. Daisy Green decorative glazing on Kathedral obscure background with arched top light in Satinovo obscured glass, incorporating etched house number. Chrome ironmongery includes a Doctorâ€™s knocker, escutcheon and letter plate.
A LO N G AWA ITED DELIGHT
A L O N G AWA I T E D
Mrs Smart has waited a long time to give her Victorian terrace in Bristol a new door, “I’ve wanted to change the door since we moved in 25 years ago as a lot of the houses here had ill-suited uPVC replacement doors installed.”
“When I retired, I had a little financial boost so decided it was time to treat myself!”
The transformation from the dated and ageing uPVC door to the new timber door is spectacular, and Mrs
Smart is delighted with her choice, “I was quite a long way toward buying a composite door, and this was the main type I’d researched, but they really did look artificial. I made a visit to the Timber Windows showroom, and just kept going back to one of the display doors in French Grey, so I knew it had to be that.”
A Kingston door in French Grey with Off White frame and Townhouse locking system in Engineered European Redwood was selected. Daisy Green decorative glazing on a Kathedral patterned glass is applied to the door itself, whilst an arched top light carries Satinovo patterned glass and etched house number. A chrome Doctor’s door knocker, escutcheon and letter plate finish off this stylish
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL
PIECE OF ARCHITECTURE, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE; I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
“It’s a beautiful piece of architecture, inside and outside; I absolutely love it” Mrs Smart says, “I still feel excited when I come home to it!”
“The house is on a fairly main road, and I have noticed how much the new door cuts out the traffic noise, draughts and pollution. I hope to return the plastic windows to timber sashes in the future too.”
TH E Q U A LI TY S H I N ES THROUGH
IT’S BEEN A REAL PASSION TO CARRY OUT THIS PROJECT, AND WE’RE REALLY VERY HAPPY OVERALL, INCLUDING THE WINDOWS AND DOORS, AS WE FEEL THEY LOOK RIGHT, AND ARE SYMPATHETIC TO THE STYLE OF THE PROPERTY. Before Formerly the post office in this North Yorkshire Moors village, the home of Mr & Mrs MacMillan has undergone a dramatic renovation project including an oak framed and stone extension.
Due to its location, the homeowners had plenty of things to consider, “this is a conservation village and is also within a national park meaning there were a lot restrictions and guidelines to follow, including providing samples of materials and colours we wanted to use.”
Their choices were dual coloured Engineered Meranti Hardwood flush casement windows and Chalfont front door, painted French Grey externally and Straw internally. Across the back of the house, sets of large pane French doors are finished in the same colour choices, and liberate the newly extended kitchen and family area.
Chalfont front door in French Grey externally and Straw internally, with matching French doors, manufactured in Engineered Meranti Hardwood, along with customer’s own choice of period hardware options.
TH E Q U A LI TY S H I N ES THROUGH
“When we visited the showroom, we just had the feeling that this was right; the products and the service. We could tell it was a reputable company.”
Mr MacMillan explains the approach they took to the project, “we’ve used quality products throughout the house; we could have gone for cheaper options in all areas, but we wanted to do this to the best level we possibly could, this included the windows and doors.”
Making the house comfortable to live in was a priority, “we took a holistic approach to ensuring that the house was well insulated, and the windows and doors were a
Flush casement windows in French Grey externally and Straw internally, manufactured in Engineered Meranti Hardwood, with Antique Pewter Peardrop handles; some with 18mm horizontal astragal bars.
major contributor to the results we’ve achieved.”
“It’s been a real passion to carry out this project, and we’re really very happy overall, including the windows and doors, as we feel they look right, and are sympathetic to the style of the property.”
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THE SECRETS OF KERB APPEAL H A S YO U R H O M E G OT T H E L O O K ? . .
alk down any street in England and you can tell,
Whilst some customers follow
almost instinctively, whether the doors and windows of a home
the conservation route, for others
really suit the structure of the building. When the windows are
wrong it is blindingly obvious â€“ but when they have been chosen
traditional and contemporary
well, or the original windows and doors preserved, the effect is
styles is a serious temptation.
often simply beautiful.
Pairing a stunning contemporary
front door with
So what should investing in new Timber Windows? For many homeowners, restoring the integrity of the original structure is paramount. Choosing windows and doors that faithfully replicate the appearance of the building in its heyday, but with 21st century performance, is now achievable with the Timber Windows range.
sash windows may give the individuality that your home has been longing for.
you consider when
TH E S E CR E TS O F KERB APPEAL
Rest assured that any investment in Timber Windows will help to restore the real value of your home! Time was when every window frame in sight was white, or unsightly aluminium. Today the choice of factory applied colours and finishes available for all Timber Windows & Doors adds a level of choice our predecessors would envy. With natural timber finishes, subtle shades of green, blue and grey, as well as pristine white and elegant black, the Timber Windows colour palette can help to highlight or to blend in.
And finally letâ€™s not forget your neighbours, those passing by and even future purchasers. Style, colour and your choice of windows and doors all have a part to play in how your home is regarded â€“ but rest assured that any investment in Timber Windows will help to restore the real value of your home.
Chadlington front door in Talisman with White frame. Toplight has sandblasted effect and etched house number. Antique Brass Unlacquered Samuel Heath Doctorâ€™s knocker, medium letter plate and escutcheon in Townhouse style
P E R F E CTLY PRESERVED
P E R F E C T LY
PRESERVED “We replaced original single glazed sash windows which were difficult to open and made for cold draughty rooms” Mrs Wilson explains regarding their home of four years; a terraced house in Leeds.
Being such large windows throughout the house, the single glazing was causing the loss of a lot of heat and generally the windows were no longer performing well enough to make a comfortable home.
“We had our installation carried out in two batches, concentrating on the worst offending windows first.”
Authentically styled box sash windows manufactured from Engineered European Redwood, hung on chains and weights, preserve the original look to the front ground floor with the large glazing area and no bars, whilst upstairs and elsewhere in the house a single vertical glazing bar matches their predecessors; most importantly they now all have high performance double glazed units.
A beautiful, traditional Chadlington front door finished in Talisman with a White frame crowns the facade transformation. The top light displays the house number in sandblasted effect for a practical and stylish touch, while Samuel Heath Doctor’s knocker, medium sized letter plate and escutcheon in Antique Brass Unlacquered give an authentic period feel.
“We’re really pleased, the changes have made such a difference to the warmth of the house and the sound from outside is much reduced now.” Engineered European Redwood box sash windows hung on chains and weights with sash horns and brushed metal ironmongery; all finished in White with 27mm astragal glazing bars to some windows.
“The sashes open nice and easily; such a contrast to before.”
S O, J U S T H OW G O O D A R E O U R
TIMBER WINDOWS? 1
All of our windows and doors are factory painted prior to assembly, providing complete protection from moisture absorption and maximising longevity. Every product receives a base coat of timber preservative, then a primer coat, followed by two coats of micro-porous paint. You should expect our coatings to last from five to eight years without the need for re-treatment. Should you wish to change the colour of your windows then redecoration is a very simple task as there is no sanding down required. An average window should take about thirty minutes to re-decorate.
All of our windows and doors incorporate double-glazed units with enhanced thermally insulating glass, providing an extremely low U-value. We further improve the efficiency of the unit by filling the cavity with argon gas and using low conductivity spacer bars to minimise edge losses. The result is a 1.1 W/m2K centre pane U-value.This means an 80% increase in energy savings compared to single glazing, and a 45% increase in energy savings compared to ordinary double-glazing.
Factory applied micro-porous coatings providing maximum protection but minimal maintenance
Glazing units almost twice as effective as ordinary double glazing
Glass is fitted from room side to prohibit would-be intruders from gaining entry by removing the glass.
Advanced glass technology not only provides enhanced thermal performance but also much improved clarity, particularly compared to traditional hard coated low e glasses. High light transmittance (77%) maximises the entry of natural light into the home.
Internal beads for security
Exceptional optical clarity
Neat, coloured silicone seals
Purpose-made grooves on the inside and outside of the window receive the silicone necessary to protect against water ingress. Appropriate coloured or clear silicone is factory applied, guaranteeing a perfect, unobtrusive seal.
Rebated glazing beads eliminate unsightly gaps between the frame and bead In standard timber systems, paint is prone to cracking at the point where the bead meets the window frame. By rebating the glazing bead over the sash we conceal the joint, which eliminates the problem.
Warm edge spacer bars
Low conductivity spacer bars help to minimise heat loss and combat condensation levels on the inner pane.
Ventilation channels help prevent double-glazing from misting Ventilation channels protect against the failure of double glazed units. In standard systems misting can occur when glazing units are allowed to sit in water trapped within the frame.
Multi-layer timber sections with opposing grains, balances warping and combats twisting
The use of multi-layer timber for windows and doors is long established in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, but very rare in Britain. The multi-layer structure used as standard throughout our range is particularly effective in resisting warping and twisting, as the opposing grains even out natural moisture movement. It is the twisting of timber during wet weather, more than the swelling itself, which causes standard wooden windows and doors to stick.
All Timber Windows are fitted with advanced security locks that wrap around the openers on our Flush Casements and engage bolts in multiple points on our Lipped Casements. Doors are fitted with multi-point locking mechanisms, featuring hook-bolts and deadlock.
G E O R G I AN HERITAGE
his spectacular 1850â€™s Georgian house with Victorian modifications in the suburbs of Birmingham had a series of very special requirements for its windows and doors. Its preservation as a house of period importance attracts the watchful eye of English Heritage, who preside over any present day changes.
The staff at Timber Windows of Harborne were instrumental in liaising with both Mr & Mrs Blacklaw (the owners) and English Heritage in order to agree the replacements and the very particular specifications of them.
Bardwell French doors with oversized toplight design in White, Polished Brass Chatsworth handles and 18mm astragal glazing bars.
G E O R G I AN HERITAGE
This was a big project involving architects as well as the other interested parties, but we specified the window company. “Having used Timber Windows of Harborne before, we were very happy with their work and knew they had the expertise to help us with this house” Mr Blacklaw says.
“This was a big project involving architects as well as the other interested parties, but we specified the window company.”
The nature and scale of the house and its various periods of architecture, meant that all kinds of Engineered Meranti Hardwood sash windows were required including hidden spring, slim box variations, chains & weights mechanisms and Venetian (triple) design sashes, along with a number of bespoke requirements.
In addition, a large set of French doors with toplights were specified and a Belbroughton entrance door. The stained glass design in the door and bathroom windows were matched by Timber Windows to an original design found elsewhere in the house.
Mr Blacklaw concludes, “it’s been a long project but we’re very happy to now be living in the house.”
Engineered Meranti Hardwood sash windows in White with brass ironmongery and various formations, including bespoke specifications and 18mm astragal glazing bars throughout.
WE MUST HAVE WOODEN WINDOWS IN THIS PROPERTY;
THE ORIGINAL HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE HAVE A SPECIAL DESIGNATION TO PRESERVE THEM. OUR OLD WOODEN WINDOWS WERE FAILING ALL ROUND AND WE RECOGNISED WE COULD DO MUCH BETTER NOW.
WE M U S T H AVE WO O DE N WINDOWS
W I N D O W S I N T H I S P RO P E RT Y
hen Mr & Mrs Cutler decided it was time to update their
400 year old cottage in a village near Coventry, they thought they’d found the right supplier of windows and doors, but decided to see how Timber Windows performed, “the front door was ordered on its own to begin with by way of a test of both the product and service.”
Satisfied with their new door, the Cutler’s returned six months later to replace the windows and other doors throughout the house, “we must have wooden windows in this property; the original houses in the village have a special designation to preserve them. Our old wooden windows were failing all round and we recognised we could do much better now.”
The new front door is a Norham design finished in Oxford Clay with a French Grey frame, and is dual coloured with a White finish internally. The door features Queen Anne decorative glass along with chrome ironmongery.
“We feel the windows and doors now suit the house much better in colour terms, and have attracted many nice comments from passers-by.”
The flush casement windows, French doors and stable door are all finished in French Grey externally and White internally, with an 18mm horizontal astragal glazing bar to the windows.
“The fitting team carried out a very tidy job and finished it off beautifully. The noise and weather proofing is greatly improved, and we love the stable door; it’s very practical with the dog and provides a nice connection to the garden.”
Engineered European Redwood flush casement windows in French Grey externally and White internally, with 18mm horizontal astragal bars.
French doors are French Grey with 18mm astragal glazing Norham front door in Oxford Clay with
bars and customer’s own
French Grey frame, and White internal
choice of handle.
finish. Queen Anne decorative glazing design and chrome ironmongery
N E W CO N S E R VATION DOORS
onderfully ornate, beautifully styled and
splendidly extravagant, our nine Conservation door designs are evocative of our rich British architectural heritage.
Intricate details, bold panelling and exaggerated lines set this range apart. Reminiscent of the Victorian and Edwardian eras,
each of the doors is a perfect replacement for properties of these stylish periods when architectural design was audacious and lavish, or let their grandeur and form make a bold statement on a property of any period for the ultimate boost of kerb appeal.
Flush casement windows, French doors and Bardwell entrance door all finished in Off White with 18mm astragal glazing bars throughout and manufactured in
Engineered European Redwood.
F I T FOR A KING
FIT FOR A KING Nestled deep in the Hampshire countryside is this spectacular mansion steeped in history. With origins dating back to the 16th century, the wooden structure of the house is said to have been constructed using beams of a battleship, donated by King William III following defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Having moved in two years ago, the house is now owned by Mr & Mrs Burke who have undertaken a major refurbishment project to return it to its former glory following years of neglect.
“The old windows were beyond repair and didn’t open; it’s good to be able to open the windows now” Mr Burke says.
In total, 49 windows and doors have been fitted including flush casements, a circular window, French doors and an entrance door, all finished in Off White. The magnificent arched solid wood door remains in its rightful place.
Regarding the installation, Mr Burke comments, “the fitting team were great, we didn’t even need to redecorate, nor did we have to do any touching up.”
Overall the reaction has been extremely positive, “We’re really pleased with them, particularly in the kitchen where they’ve let a lot more light in. We’re very lucky to live here in this amazing setting.”
I T’ S A LL SUSTAINABLE
It’s ALL sustainable, so doesn’t harm the
EARTH! We offer a range of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timbers for your windows and doors, including Meranti Hardwood and European Oak. However over 80% of Timber Windows customers choose European Redwood – our favoured alternative. The longevity of this strong, knot free, stable timber is well proven in the United Kingdom. European Redwood is the timber used by the British joiners of yester year – most 100 year old British joiner y was originally made using European Redwood. All of our Redwood derives from sustainably managed plantations in Northern Europe, which means that when trees are felled, new ones are always planted to replace those har vested. In fact European forest areas are now expanding by around 5000 sq. km each year. These forests are also healthier for the environment, removing Co2 from the atmosphere and storing it in their trunks. So when you choose your new Timber Windows you can be sure that you will not harm the Earth.
E N H A N CI N G A LI F E LONG HOME
Enhancing a LIFELONG HOME
Belbroughton entrance door in Tent Grey with Off White frame, Etched Star glazing pattern and Polished Brass Chatsworth handle.
Thorncliffe stable door in Tent Grey with Off White frame, featuring Black Kirkpatrick handle and letter box, along with a Doctorâ€™s door knocker and Kathedral patterned glass.
E N H A N CI N G A LI F E LONG HOME
Flush casement windows all finished in Off White with 18mm horizontal astragal bars.
aving been in the family since 1937, this Norfolk farmhouse needed a facelift; “the original sash windows were replaced with aluminium windows in the 1970’s, I always hated them” says Mrs Bidewell.
“I started out just looking for a new door for the back of the house via an online search, and compiled a list of companies to visit as potential suppliers.”
Visiting Timber Windows of Fornham gave Mrs Bidewell further ideas, “I was going to phase the replacements throughout the house starting with the
Slim box sash windows hung on traditional cords and weights with horns to top sash, and finished in Off White.
door but decided to do it all in one go, and once I’d been to the Fornham showroom, nothing quite compared to the quality of the products.”
Flush casement and slim sash windows were selected in Off White along with a Belbroughton entrance door and stable door in Tent Grey.
“The fitting team did a very good job and were very tidy; I felt safe leaving them in the house.”
“This has been my contribution to the preservation of the house; it’s a great improvement now to have put good timber windows and doors in, and give it the appearance I knew it should always have had.”
The fitting team did a very good job and were very tidy; I felt safe leaving them in the house.
A S PA CE TO ENTERTAIN
“The new doors have made a big difference to how we use the house.” Mr & Mrs Turner excitedly explain that the new Bi-Fold, and entrance doors have changed their home in East Sussex very much for the better. The Turners never felt the previous doors did justice to the house and its rooms, “the old doors looked unsightly, particularly those that preceded the Bi-Folds; they were messy in both their design and function, as they wouldn’t even open properly.”
Opting to transform their lounge and main living area, they decided a spectacular double set of Bi-Fold doors would work best for them. Chosen in Engineered Meranti Hardwood and finished in a Light Oak stain, with 4 leaves per set of doors, the homeowners were aiming for maximum impact, whilst combining this with the practical consideration of obscured glass in the toplights to avoid the glare of direct sun from above; “the proportions of the framework to glass area now look absolutely right.” “The Bi-Folds make the outside area feel like an extension of the house; we love opening them up for entertaining and often sit both in and outside with the doors wide open.” Elsewhere in the house, casement windows, French doors and a new Contemporary front door have been fitted. “Previously the front door was solid, making the hallway dark, but it’s now lovely and light. The day after the installation, we noticed such a difference. We love the design, and kept with a classic look for longevity” Mr & Mrs Turner explain. They chose a ‘Dowr’ design door in the same Light Oak finish with townhouse locking system, a Guardsman pull handle and brushed metal letter plate. “All the items are fitted beautifully, feel very solid and much more secure. We’re very happy with it all.”
‘Dowr’ design contemporary door in Light Oak stain finish with brushed metal Guardsman handle, letter plate and escutcheon.
Engineered Meranti Hardwood Bi-Fold doors in Light Oak stain finish with Black Chatsworth handles and Satinovo obscure glass to toplights.
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Please send us a photo of your home before your Timber Windows installation and if we use your shots in our next magazine, we'll send you one of our very special Fortnum & Mason prize hampers.
Please email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
This offer is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents who respond to a Timber windows promotion to win a Fortnum & Mason Hamper by entering via email. 1.There is only one prize hamper available per entry. 2. There is no closing date for entries. 3. The prize will be issued to any entrant that complies with all the terms and whose photo we select to use in our printed literature or online. We require a photo before the installation of new windows or doors purchased from a Timber Windows showroom and a comparable photo of after the installation has been carried out. We will then assess the entry and if selected will arrange a mutually convenient date for our photographer to visit you; this completes the entry and thus qualifies for the hamper once carried out. 4. By entering the Timber Windows prize draw you consent to Timber Windows contacting you and processing your personal data to enable it to operate the prize draw. 5. In the event you are selected as a winner of the prize draw, we will contact you by telephone or email to notify you. As a condition of receiving your prize you will be required to provide a photograph and testimonial to Timber Windows and confirm that you consent to Timber Windows publishing your name, photographs and the testimonial upon the website or in printed literature. If you don't wish to give your consent for these activities then please do not enter the prize draw. If you do not provide a photograph or testimonial, or confirm your consent, or respond at all to our contact, within 28 days of us contacting you, your right to the prize will be automatically withdrawn. 6. Prizes are not transferable under any circumstances. 7. There is no cash alternative available. 8. Open only to UK and Republic of Ireland residents. 9. Entrants must be aged 18 years of age or over.
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The fifth edition in our customer focussed magazine series.