This beautiful character cottage in the much-sought-after village of Yateley has been lovingly restored with timber alternative Tudor windows, which have sympathetically replicated the house’s original style.
The original single-glazed black steel windows had stood the test of time in this Yateley character cottage. Over the last few years, they had warped, so they were difficult to open and become draughty and not energy efficient.
The homeowners knew they wanted to restore the character cottage with modern energy-efficient windows that were aesthetically sympathetic to the period features of the character cottage.
This client had previously bought timber alternative Tudor windows and French doors from Thames Valley Windows in 2014. They had no hesitation in contacting Thames Valley Windows for a free no, obligation quote when they decided to replace some more windows in their lovely character cottage in Yateley, Hampshire.
Our designer Luke contacted the Yateley homeowners to discuss their home renovation project and to understand their requirements. Due to the age and style of the cottage, Luke recommended several window styles to best complement the property’s aesthetics on all elevations.
Luke recommended an architectural glazing solution with a mixture of Timber, uPVC, and timber alternative windows.
After a visit to our Bracknell showroom and looking through the wide range of options for double-glazed windows, the homeowners opted for Evolution Storm 2 timber alternative flush casement windows to the front. The slimline window frames include a traditional feature of a mechanical joint that mimics an authentic timber window.
The timber alternative Tudor windows are finished with a Tudor wood black-grain frame with white wood-grain casements on the exterior and interior.
The selected black wrought iron handles with monkey tails and traditional peg stays for an authentic timber-like appearance.
They selected elegant yet secure Upvc sliding sash windows with authentic Georgian bars with a white woodgrain finish for the back of the house.
Both double-glazed window systems are almost entirely indistinguishable from genuine timber windows. They are now acceptable in conservation areas, offer enhanced security and outstanding thermal performance, and are virtually maintenance-free.
For the landing, they chose timber French windows with a zero mullion to match the existing.
In 2005 Evolution established itself as a prestigious market leader for its precision and modern timber alternative windows and doors.
Combining traditional joinery techniques with aesthetics, they manufacture timber alternative windows and doors with a passion for detail and a love of authentic materials.
Their pioneering innovation and precision engineering gave them foresight to the Timber Alternative window market. Their dedication to innovations and state-of-the-art modern technologies, which meets the highest requirements regarding inspired design, exceptional quality, durability and excellent value for money, is the benchmark by which all others must follow.
Storm 2 range is available as both a lipped and a flush Casement that benefits from secure locking systems and thermal efficiency.
The result of this renovation project is stunning. Homeowners now benefit from a comfortable, safe, sustainable family home with all its period charm and lower energy bills. You can see the ‘before’ photos in our gallery above.