Halo flush windows were part of this house renovation project that transformed the property into a stunning cream-rendered house with grey windows and doors.
It is located down a quiet no-through road on the part of a sought-after Finchampstead development mostly built in the mid-1980s.
Finchampstead is a charming countryside village close to Wokingham, Berkshire.
The Finchampstead homeowners purchased the property in 2019 and set about a home renovation to replace their old fashion, poor-performing PVC windows with a suitable modern profile.
Part of their brief was to phase the home renovation project. This included extending the living space by adding a study room extension at the front of the property and remodelling the interior of a rear single-storey extension to create an open plan family/kitchen/garden room with bi-folding doors.
The homeowners contacted Thames Valley Windows via our online contact form, and our designer Rob called them to discuss their requirements and arrange a home visit to understand their home renovation project fully.
Soon after, Rob emailed the Finchampstead clients the first draft quote detailing the different profiles from flush casements to the lower-cost options of non-coloured/foiled and lipped casements to compare them to their existing double-glazed white PVC windows.
The homeowners were in favour of a simple, effective and minimalist window and door design, so they made an appointment at our Bracknell showroom to view the various window and door profiles.
Rob advised at the meeting that the structural part of the home renovation project would need careful consideration and planning approval. So he would introduce them to our architectural designer Michael who manages our structures division and is an accomplished designer and project manager.
Michael would be able to help and assist with structural drawings and other forms of technical diagrams accepted by planning and building control within the local council authorities in the permission stage of the project.
After viewing the window profiles at the Bracknell Showroom, it was clear that the Finchampstead homeowners knew exactly what they wanted and decided on the high-performance Halo Flush uPVC System.
Rob designed a glazing solution of flush casement windows with even sightlines throughout the house with a mixture of fixed and opening windows so that the replacement windows comply with fire escape regulations.
These uPVC window frames with a welded joint blend the appearance and elegance of modern aluminium windows with the benefits of high-quality uPVC. Highly secure and virtually maintenance-free, these high-performance double-glazed windows will provide long-lasting thermal efficiency.
The home renovation project required background ventilation to comply with the newly updated Building Regulations. However, the homeowners were not keen to install trickle vents but decided on alternative passive ventilation by installing a PIV system.
The Finchampstead homeowners had noticed other properties within the local area have replaced white windows with grey, and they loved how modern and on-trend they looked.
The clients were unsure about the window colour or the shade of grey they wanted and which colour choice would work best with the cream-coloured render.
Anthracite grey and French grey window frames are popular choices with homeowners, architects and interior designers.
After discussing the grey tone options, the homeowners did not realise there was an option to have dual colour windows. So they chose a dark grey colour with wood grain on the exterior and white grain on the interior for the windows, doors and composite front door.
The double-glazed glass units in the dual-coloured uPVC windows and doors are filled with argon gas and a warm-edge spacer bar. They are A-rated, toughened and have a low emissivity coating. They offer outstanding thermal performance and increase the home’s overall energy efficiency.
The flush exterior of the Halo Flush uPVC window system, combined with the clean narrow dark grey sightlines, ensures a sleek and consistent look that stands out perfectly against the cream render to create a clean and modern aesthetic
Both frame and glazing use the best modern technology to meet building regulations for glazing thermal performance and ventilation whilst the window hardware, and seals meet the correct air-tightness levels.
Although Rob gave great care and attention to detail to the replacement windows and doors, the entrance to the cream-rendered house was not neglected in the renovation. The Finchampstead homeowners choose a composite front door from Apeer’s traditional range to enhance the entrance to their family home, adding the wow factor.
The finished cream-rendered house with grey windows is a stunning transformation that has been finished to a very high specification with lots of natural light.
Halo are one of our most popular windows for homeowners and builders due to its timeless design, modern and traditional window styles, and a vast range of colours and finishes.
The casement windows are side hinged so they can fully open like a door, whilst the modern tilt and turn windows are dual opening so that the side hinges engage and fully open the window. Both styles provide exceptional natural light and ventilation throughout the property.
All Halo window styles are designed with sustainability and carbon footprint reduction in mind.
You may also be interested in reading the following blog article; ‘What are flush casements?‘ or Grey Windows to Enhance Traditional and Modern Homes.