It is often the case that owners of older houses and traditional properties are faced with several challenges when it comes to replacing their old windows.
Traditional houses are often fitted with original timber or old metal windows. These understandably don’t offer the security, energy efficiency and comfort provided by new double glazing. But what they often do is provide character to the overall look of the house. Many homeowners choose to buy older properties because of their old charm and old features. So what can you do if you have an older property and want to benefit from new double glazing?
Slimline aluminium windows for character properties.
At Newlite we’ve worked with many local properties that are typical of the Eastbourne and Sussex regions. Many of these do have the original timber windows or old metal windows fitted within existing hardwood subframes.
Newlite came to the assistance of homeowners based in Harfield, East Sussex that required new windows to their traditional property. The house is typical of the region being located in the countryside and featuring a mock tudor appearance.
The existing windows in the home were a good mixture of original bay windows and individual windows. All features existing timber windows fitted within hardwood subframes.
Black aluminium windows fitted to existing hardwood subframes.
It was important to retain the original features of the property whilst installing new windows. The existing subframes were in great condition which meant they could be retained and remain a feature of the house.
We installed the Smarts Alitherm 47 System. This is an exceptional window system benefiting from high security, excellent thermal performance and a slimline appearance. Smarts Alitherm is also a highly versatile system that comes in a choice of outer frames, different vent sections and other profiles to create a bespoke aluminium window.
In this property we installed the latest odd leg windows. The odd leg nature of the frame meant they could sit neatly within the existing subframes. At the same time they would provide less bulk. The frame and vent sections chosen were the flat sections to minimise the sight lines even more.
Windows were polyester powder coated to a black finish RAL 9005. This is a very popular black colour to properties such as this that have black mock tudor detailing and it also works very well indeed with the existing stained hardwood subframes. To finish off the windows, they were fitted with high specification glass units with a square lead design. Finally, black locking window handles were provided to opening casements.
Newlite provided a quality installation with attention to the details
One of the benefits we wanted to provide to our customer was minimal disruption to the inside of the property whilst at the same time ensuring the internal trims often used in window replacements were kept to a minimum.
The use of odd leg window sections helped keep the internal cover pieces to a minimum. But where they were required we used timber or black to keep with the overall appearance of the existing windows. The effect of this was noticeable and much appreciated by our customer.
Do you live in a character property needing new windows? Contact Newlite.
At Newlite, we have access to a wide range of aluminium windows designed to replicate the appearance of old wood or old Crittall and other metal windows. We carefully choose the window system, working with our clients’ wishes and property style to provide new windows that won’t compromise on the aesthetics of the home.
Not only do they benefit from the latest generation double glazed products but also slimline aluminium windows either direct fixed or within the existing subframes. We are sure you agree this property has had a great transformation with new black powder coated slimline aluminium windows.
If you would like to know more about how our range of windows can work in character properties, please contact us for a free no obligation consultation and quotation.