5th October 2016

Blog: Try Before You Buy Your New Windows – Yes, Really!

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Posted by: Carly

There’s no doubt that investing in new windows, doors or glazed extension is a bit of a daunting prospect. It can be overwhelming – especially in this time of information-overload that we live in.

The research stage is probably the most fun. Who doesn’t love watching the likes of Kevin McCloud and George Clarke. Their passion and enthusiasm is enough to make you want to run out and buy the nearest run down old shed and turn it in to something spectacular!

Then of course there’s the glossy home magazines such as House Beautiful, Ideal Home, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms and Build It, to name a few. Pinterest allows you to create an online scrap book of ideas and before you know it, you’re pinning pictures from all over the web.

Eventually, it’s time to take the plunge and discuss your ideas with the experts. Are they realistic? Will you need planning permission? Can you afford it? How long will it take? Colours, materials, style, designs…who knew there were so many decisions to make! What if you get it wrong? What if the Sales person doesn’t have your best interests at heart and is just looking for a quick sale?

Your Architect, if you have one, will certainly produce drawings and these can be very helpful, but they sometimes lack the wow factor.


Wouldn’t it be great if you had a crystal ball! The ability to see your home and experiment before you commit. Switch front doors, change the colour, add a letter box. Change the colour of the window frames – you don’t have to go for like-for-like – add astragal bars, remove them again. Got white guttering at the moment? Try black so that it blends in more and doesn’t detract from your beautiful windows and doors. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it!

We can produce 3D 1:50 scaled elevation plans to help you visualise and explore the various options available. This design service ensures that the style and proportions of your proposed product(s) are exactly right for your property and will maximise your investment, giving you peace of mind.

With more than 30 years’ of architectural design experience, we have the instinct, knowledge and capability to help you perfect your home project.

The images below show the ‘before’ pictures, our Architectural Design drawings with our clients chosen designs and the ‘after’ pictures.

Find out more here or contact us


 Architectural Design Orangery with Solarlux SL 60e Bi-Folding Doors and Lantern Roof and Evolution Flush Timber Alternative Windows, Sandhurst, Berkshire

Before, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire Architectural Design Service, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire White Rustique uPVC Windows and Apeer Composite Front Door, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire

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