This beautiful Victorian property in Clapham has recently been fitted with double glazed sash windows throughout the entire house, and aluminium bifold doors to the front bedroom supplied and installed to the highest specification with outstanding attention to detail, designed to appreciate the London views.
Our Clapham homeowner is a returning customer who we had previously worked with for the supply and installation of replacement sash windows on another London property in 2017. They were looking to replace the original wooden single glazed sash windows on their terraced home that is situated within a conservation area on prestige road moments from the beautiful green open spaces of Clapham Common.
The property has many traditional period features intact. Still, the existing Victorian windows presented many problems for the homeowners, and the window frames were deteriorating and poor energy efficiency, which caused unpleasant drafts and heat loss through the windows.
However, part of the brief was to replicate the look of the original wooden sash windows to maintain a rich and historic appearance whilst improving security and thermal efficiency.
Maintaining a period property’s authentic aesthetics is of the utmost importance to both ourselves and the homeowner. With our range of timber and uPVC sliding sash windows, we can achieve just that.
The initial conversation was held with our Clapham customer to discuss product requirements, taking into account budget, design, quality, specification, performance, and installation. Our highly experienced senior design manager Paul Mills made an appointment to visit the property. He provided a personal service helping with advice and comparison quotes to select the best double glazing windows and doors that would enhance, exude quality and add value to the Clapham property.
For this project, Paul worked closely with the Clapham homeowner. He offered his expertise that the slimline uPVC sliding sash windows manufactured by Genesis would give a more original aesthetic to the property and comply with the conservation requirements of the local council.
The client chose a white woodgrain finish for both the exterior and interior, finished with authentic-looking chrome locking furniture.
Genesis expertly combines the traditional period elegance of original sash windows with the modern benefits of 21st-century PVC-U technology, and British manufacturing methods offering great u-values whilst maintaining a very classic look.
The double glazed units achieve a window energy rating of ‘A’ as standard and exceed all current legislation for thermal efficiency.
Maintaining both low U-values and improving acoustic performance without sacrificing the authentic historical appearance was important to our customer.
Genesis uPVC sliding sash windows are designed with the utmost attention to detail. From traditional timber jointing methods, to run through sash horns with a deep bottom sash rail for genuine authenticity and period charm will ensure you’ll receive a high-quality premium window every time.
Once the installation survey was completed, the order was put into production. A fitting scheduled was co-ordinated with the scaffolding company and the homeowner to ensure minimum disruption.
The smooth installation by our fitters took six days this also included removing the existing interior liners and architraves and then reinstating with new. Our Clapham homeowners much appreciated this for their tidy work and attention to detail.
The three modern double glazed sash windows placed next to each on both floors at the front of the property allow for natural light to flood each room, creating a bright, light and airy space.
They are a vast improvement over the historic timber sash windows and doors, as we ensured the traditional glazing bar pattern flowed equally across all the top panes.
We also replaced original French doors in the front bedroom with aluminium SL60e Bi-fold doors and a fixed light above designed with Georgian bars to retain the style and elegance of the original. A superb feature of how traditional and modern can balance perfectly when designed correctly.
The bedroom is now filled with an abundance of light from large double glazed sash windows and doors. The Solarlux Bifold doors perfect focal point for the room and lead out on to the balcony.
The Clapham property has had a significant upgrade in the quality of modern living, the new uPVC sash windows have drastically reduced the sound from traffic as well as draught-proofing this has made the property much warmer inside!
Our homeowners are delighted with their new double glazed sash windows and left us a super review on Trustpilot.
I could not have had had a better experience from TVM, from assistance with selecting the windows through to the fitting out. The windows look exactly like our old sash windows, but won’t need decorating and also provide excellent sound and thermal insulation: all good, all round.
Genesis vertical sliding sash windows are a perfect choice for Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian period properties as well as listed buildings.
Here at Thames Valley Windows, we make sure that every one of our glazing products adds to the overall aesthetic of your property. Whilst offering excellent day-to-day performance, as well as high levels of both durability and security. It is important to us that our customers enjoy and are proud of their double glazing purchase from us.
Are you interested in upgrading your windows? We have a full range of timber, aluminium, composite and uPVC windows in our Bracknell showroom to suit your home. Please call us on 0800 161 698 or contact us online.