We recently transformed the aesthetics and insulation of a detached property in Ascot with energy-efficient black uPVC windows.
The family home is situated in a desirable location on an exclusive private cul-de-sac, close to the Ascot racecourse.
The Ascot homeowners had lived in the property since it was built in 1995 and still had the original wooden rosewood leaded windows. They decided to modernise their family home and had plans and ideas for a large-scale home renovations project.
Rosewood leaded windows were a popular architectural feature with architects and developers for new builds in the late 80s and early 90’s to add character and charm to any property style.
Thames Valley Windows was recommended to the homeowners as a trusted and reputable double-glazing company with high-quality products. They contacted us to design and install a bespoke contemporary glazing solution that would be in keeping with the character of the property.
Our designer Marcus contacted the homeowners and arranged for an appointment at our Bracknell showroom, where they would be able to view and operate the range of timber, composite aluminium and uPVC windows we have on display. At the appointment, Marcus explained the differences between each range and talked through each style’s various colour and finish options.
To help the owners visualise their new black coloured windows and doors, Marcus created 3D visualisations of the Ascot property to allow the homeowners the opportunity to view how potentially their home would look with black windows and doors before the installation. It also offers them the chance to make any changes or provides them with the certainty and confidence that they have made the right choice.
The Ascot homeowners decided on our Halo flush casement windows. They opted for dual colour frames with black grain for the exterior and white for the interior to match the neutral tones of the interior décor.
These modern black uPVC with a woodgrain finish have a 70mm outer frame and have been designed with a handcrafted timber look joint to replicate the traditional appearance of timber windows but with all the modern benefits of high-quality uPVC. Low maintenance, thermally efficient, and secure, these double-glazed windows have greatly improved the performance and overlook of the property.
The black uPVC windows provide clean, slim sightlines that make a statement and add a contemporary twist to this beautiful traditional home.
The double-glazed glass units in the black uPVC windows and French doors are A-rated, toughened and filled with argon gas and a warm-edge spacer bar and have a Low E coating. They offer superb thermal performance and add to the home’s overall energy efficiency.
Black uPVC windows are a popular choice with homeowners due to their versatility. A simple yet ultra-bold, timeless colour oozes luxury and elegance suitable for contemporary new builds and period properties.
As part of this large-scale home renovations project, we also modernised their Orangery, replaced the French doors with aluminium bi-folding doors, and installed a new roof lantern.
The finished result is stunning! The sleek, flush-fitting and bold design of black uPVC windows make this property aesthetically appealing, and the slim frames allow the interior to be filled with natural light.
The authentic wood detailing on the window frames means that the Halo Flush window retains the traditional look of timber that the Ascot homeowners requested.
Halo’s coloured uPVC windows offer various dual colour options, and wood effect finishes to complement any brick, stone or render.
The Ascot homeowners are delighted with their black uPVC windows and doors and advised:
I didn’t go out to any other companies for pricing. I knew the brand and trusted it by reputation. A friend in Holyport used TVW a few years ago and couldn’t recommend it highly enough, a neighbour likewise and just seeing your vans everywhere!
I made an appointment to visit Marcus at the showroom, and he made the process very easy – explaining the various options and price points and coming up with some good ideas for the new windows. I was very sceptical of UPVC windows as our Orangery – built about 12/13 years ago had been fitted with very plastic windows, which I disliked from day 1! Marcus’s options were superior, and the wood effect was amazing. It totally changed my perception.
We are thrilled with the result throughout the house. We love the look, so pleased we took away the leaded windows as each window now looks like a picture frame. The new lantern and bifold have completely transformed the Orangery and have bought the garden into the house. However, our prime driver for changing the windows was not appearance but insulation. We lived in the house from new (1995), and the drafts from the original wooden windows were terrible. It is lovely to be able to now sit in certain draft-free rooms. Finally, I love the new front door! It is so solid and superior and has received many compliments already. Overall delighted with TVW and would happily recommend it.
They also left us a super 5 – star review and feedback on Trustpilot.
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