Location: Goring on Thames
We recently installed uPVC Georgian windows into this charming period home in Goring On Thames.
The family home is nestled in outstanding natural beauty, a picturesque hamlet in Berkshire.
In 2013 we designed and installed an Orangery onto the rear of their detached property, so we were thrilled that they decided to return to us to replace all the original timber windows with energy-efficient uPVC Georgian windows.
The Goring on Thames homeowners wanted to upgrade their old timber-framed windows with a modern alternative with a sympathetic traditional appearance to complement the property’s distinctive period charm and character. Part of their brief was they wanted replacement windows with low maintenance but were of high quality and offered longevity.
Our designer Ray Money contacted our clients to arrange a visit to our Bracknell showroom to view the range of timber alternative windows on display and compare them to our range of wooden windows.
Ray has extensive years of experience within the glazing industry. After listening to the client’s requirements, he used his long-established design vision and expertise to advise the best windows style for their period home.
He recommended a whole house of Evolution timber alternative Storm 2 flush windows designed with authentic timber look joints and wood grain finish as these would stay true to the appearance of timber windows but are maintenance-free.
The homeowners were impressed with the high quality and craftsmanship of the Evolution Storm 2 flush windows and the modern benefits they offered of durability, security, and exceptional thermal insulation of a uPVC window.
They decided that the Evolution Flush window would retain the traditional look they wanted and was the perfect energy-saving choice for their period home.
In total, 26 casement windows in various sizes were required for their period home. Ray maintained the correct symmetry and proportion of the authentic Georgian bars throughout the property.
The sleek flush-fitting white uPVC Georgian windows have a wood grain finish that complements the period home’s white render. As a finishing touch, the homeowners chose gold handles to add elegance and grandeur to the interior décor.
All the double-glazed window units are filled with argon gas with white warm edge spacer bars. 18mm Georgian glazing bars have been applied to the outside of the glazing to give the appearance of single panes of glass.
These Evolution Timber Alternative Windows offers authentic design and cutting-edge performance and are similar to the original windows whilst offering low-U-values to comply with the thermal requirements of the Building Regulations.
Dating back to the 18th century traditional Georgian windows are characterised by their iconic design feature of six or more small panes with thin horizontal and vertical astragal bars and how the window frames are fitted flush against the brickwork.
The end result of these uPVC Georgian windows is stunning. This beautiful detached property has retained its period charm but has been adapted to the 21st century to make it warmer, quieter and more secure.
The homeowners are delighted with their Georgian style windows and advised:
We chose TVW because you had installed an orangery for us several years ago which we are very pleased with.
Also, we chose the particular windows because they closely resemble the original wooden windows that they replaced and we were keen not to change the appearance of the house.
We are very happy with the result and have noticed during the winter that they have greatly improved the heat loss.
As before we have been very happy with the customer service from TVW.
Here at Thames Valley Windows, we display a wide range of Georgian bar windows, doors, conservatories and sliding sash windows. Contact us today to discuss your home improvement project.
You may also be interested in reading our blogs, ‘Timber Alternative Windows for Conservation Areas‘ or ‘Why Choose Evolution Storm Windows?‘