Two uPVC modern bay windows with slim frames transformed a Victorian property’s front elevation in a sought after road in Staines Middx, near the town centre.
As an independent family, business customer retention is important to us. It had been eight years since our clients purchased a brand-new front door from us at their previous home in Warfield, Berkshire!
When they contacted us in November 2019, they advised: “They loved the front door that we had designed and installed at their old property and were now looking to renovate their new house and wanted a quote for replacement bay windows and front door that was in keeping with the original style of their new home “. They also wanted some modern bay window ideas.
We were delighted that they chose to return to us for a glazing solution for their Staines property.
Our architectural designer Michael called the Staines homeowners and arranged an appointment at our Bracknell showroom.
Energy efficiency and low maintenance was a priority for our customers. Michael explained what options and customisation possibilities were available on our range of uPVC windows at the appointment. The Staines homeowners had the opportunity to browse the different window frame styles, colours and feel the quality and try out the opening actions of the windows
After a detailed consultation, Michael helped find an appropriate modern bay window solution with traditional features to replace their existing windows to keep with the house’s aesthetics. Our Rustique Royale Range double glazed windows, from Halo, were the perfect choice for this home renovation.
The modern bay windows are finished in the white wood grain on both the exterior and interior, with Georgian bars fitted to the top lights to give an authentic look and retain their period home characteristics.
With the latest advancement in uPVC technology, the Halo Rustique Royale Range window system is designed and manufactured with the same 70mm depth of a traditional wooden window and a superb timber look appearance sculptured ‘ovolo’ edge and slim sightline.
They are designed to authentically replicate 19th-century timber windows whilst offering 21st-century thermal efficiency and acoustic insulation performance. Significantly reduces carbon footprint, energy bills and noise for a warmer and quieter home.
During the English Renaissance (15th – 17th century), with the wider use of glass, bay windows were incorporated into an architectural feature of Victorian residential properties. They originated as oriel windows during the Middle Ages (5th – 15th century) and became more popular within a window seat design during the Gothic period (12th – 16th century).
Rustique Royale Range windows have been independently tested and achieved BS7412 weather performance rating making these windows more than prepared for what the British weather throws at them! They are secured by design and PAS23/24 approved to keep intruders out for peace of mind.
Halo does not compromise on quality and efficiency. All modern windows have Low-E glazing and A+ energy rating and are argon gas filled with a thermally efficient spacer bar, achieving a u-value of 1.4.
Rustique Royale Range window system offers an array of colours from the standard white, to modern black or grey or traditional rosewood. With a range of handles from ultra-modern chrome handles to the more elaborate Monkey Tail or Tear Drop in a choice of colours.
All side-opening casement windows are fitted with egress friction hinges as standard for safety and easy cleaning of the external glass from inside. Dependent on window size, they can open to 90º to provide an alternative means of a fire escape.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the original installation date was placed on hold until June 2020. The installation took three days to complete. The installation of the modern bay windows in the upstairs bedroom required scaffolding to ensure our installers’ safety and that the windows were fitted to our professional standards.
We love how the two modern bay windows have been designed with symmetry and style to ensure that the Victorian property’s authentic feel was restored.
Inside the living room, the modern bay window has become the focal point. It complements the interior design and existing characteristics and home decor style of the Staines property making the living space appear larger, providing panoramic views and allowing more natural light into the home.
Overall, the Staines homeowners are delighted with their new windows and advised: “We were so impressed with how the fitters did it, and the neighbours even commented about and neat and tidy they were!”
The high quality, eco-friendly material means they do not require any window treatments so are virtually maintenance-free, with no painting or staining required. They will not rot, peel, crack or warp – no matter what and can be easily cleaned with minimum effort.
The high performance of the timber front door and double glazed uPVC windows provided the comfort factor the owners sought from traffic noise and reduction in heating bills without losing the character, appearance and aesthetics of the period property.
The traditional and modern designs of Halo double glazed windows make them a UK market leader for contemporary and period properties and a favourite for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Oxfordshire homeowners.
Are you interested in window replacement for your property? Here at Thames Valley Windows, we turn properties into homes with the best glazing products available. We pride ourselves on offering an individual and bespoke service to all clients, and we’ll guide you through a step by step journey, allowing you to customise your windows and door to your requirements. We’ll offer a complete design, supply and installation service. Please call us on 0800 161 698 for a free quote or contact us online.
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