Noise Reduction Heritage Windows for a Charming Cottage, Walton-On-Thames

Location: Surrey

These ultra-slim black heritage windows were installed into this picturesque cottage, located on a highly sought-after tree-lined residential road in Walton-on-Thames, within just a few minutes’ walk of the town centre.

The Surrey homeowners had lived in the property for over 20 years and wanted to bring their home into the modern 21st century. They were looking for energy-efficient aluminium windows to replace a mixture of original White steel Crittall windows and 1970’s art deco aluminium windows.

Part of this home renovation project also included removing secondary glazing, so it was important to them to choose an architectural glazing solution that maintained the period cottage charm.

After searching the internet, they saw an image of an Air heritage on Window on the manufacturer’s website and liked the traditional period aesthetics it offered.

Thames Valley Windows are an Accredited Retailer of Air windows and doors for Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. The homeowners completed an online enquiry which Air forwarded to our designers.

Our designer Ray contacted the Surrey homeowners and listened to their requirements. They were looking to replace the front and side windows with the Heritage range, so he arranged a date to visit their home.

Following a site visit, the homeowners visited our Bracknell showroom, where we have a wide range of aluminium, Upvc, timber and composite windows in various styles on display. From traditional Sash windows and French doors to modern tilt-and-turn windows and frameless sliding doors.

After lengthy discussions with Ray, the homeowners decided to opt for ten bespoke Heritage 47 aluminium casement windows with 25mm glazing bars finished in matt black RAL9005 on the outside and inside.

The Surrey homeowners were apparent right from the start that they wanted soundproof windows to reduce the impact of traffic noise from the road outside.

Ray recommended acoustic glass in the new Heritage windows as this is the ideal glazing for noise reduction and making homes feel peaceful.

The Surrey homeowners also opted not to have trickle vents added to the windows to help with the soundproofing and chose to have a ventilation system.

Acoustic glazing is a popular option for homeowners living in cities and near motorways and airports that are subject to noise pollution.

Acoustic glass is designed to provide optimum protection against external noise. The glass is designed with interlayers between the glazing to trap sound waves and prevent them from passing through the buildings.

Air Mod Heritage 47 window and door systems have been designed to closely replicate the thin mullion, transom details, and proportions of an original steel Crittall window frame.

The thermally broken aluminium window frame is manufactured for the highest level of sound insulation and thermal performance, so when combined with acoustic glazing offers optimum results.

With attention to detail being key, Ray thoughtfully designed the double-glazed aluminium windows’ proportions. The innovative flat square finish is flush with the exterior wall offering the epitome of a traditional Heritage window design.

Having been in the glazing industry for years, Ray has a real passion and eye for detail in combining the most modern glazing solution with traditional design.

The end result of this home renovation project is stunning. The black window frames were a perfect choice; they are sleek and modern yet offer timeless aesthetics.

The Surrey homeowners are delighted with their new Heritage design and advised:

We found the sales process very easy and when we visited your showroom we switched from white to black, and we are delighted with that choice.

The installation process went smoothly, and your obviously loyal and long-serving staff made us feel very content with the installation and snagging.

The Heritage 47 windows and doors we supply and install are suitable for listed buildings and conservation areas, subject to relevant planning approval where necessary.

We have included ‘before’ photo with the original steel Crittall windows in the gallery above.

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