Location: Oxted, Surrey
This stunning whitewashed Victorian house in Surrey offers a wealth of original character and history. We were delighted when the homeowners contacted us to design a traditional glazing solution to bring the family home into the 21st century.
This exceptional Victorian house was built during the reign of Queen Victoria in the Victorian era and is situated on one of the most sought-after private Oxsted residential roads with lovely countryside views.
The whole house has recently been transformed with new double-glazed windows and doors, which feature traditional “putty line” weights and cords, sash windows, and flush casement windows.
Over the last few years, Surrey homeowners have found the single-glazed wooden sliding sash and casement windows in poor condition, very draughty, and suffered from condensation. They decided it was time to replace them with energy-efficient and high-performance double-glazed timber sash and flush casement windows to provide outstanding thermal and acoustic performance and enhance the Victorian architecture of their family home.
Our designer, Ray Money, had recently designed a glazing solution for the Surrey homeowner’s parents. They were delighted with the quality and service and recommended Thames Valley Windows to their daughter. Ray contacted them to discuss their home improvement project and listened to their requirements.
The Surrey homeowners decided to visit our Bracknell showroom to view the range of timber sliding sash and flush casement windows on display.
After careful consideration of the different timber window options, the Surrey homeowners followed professional advice from Ray, and they felt reassured that the timber windows would have the longevity they required.
They decided to proceed with their quotation for a combination of traditional timber flush casement windows, arched windows and sliding sash windows with weights and cords made from engineered European redwood to ensure structural integrity and durability.
All the timber windows are factory-finished with five coats of water-based microporous paint in a refreshing pure white (RAL9010) on the exterior and interior in keeping with the Victorian property.
Ray’s incredible attention to detail ensured he designed all the timber windows with consistent sightlines, creating a sense of symmetry and balance to maintain visual harmony.
Decorative timber astragal bars were specified on all windows to reflect the original traditional aesthetic.
The glazing bars give the appearance of panes created from separated glazed units, as would have been done traditionally.
Polished chrome ironmongery was selected throughout, with a traditional ball claw locking catch and angel restrictors for the sliding sash windows.
The double-glazed glass units in the flush casement windows are toughened , argon gas, warm-edge spacer bars and have a Low E coating, offering superb thermal performance.
Low-emissivity (low-E) glass has a coating that blocks out heat but not natural light to reduce its emissivity.
The arched head windows in the hallway and porch add a touch of grandeur and elegance to the room.
The replacement timber windows did not require trickle vents, as the existing windows did not offer this type of ventilation.
Timber sash windows are ideal for historic or listed buildings and period properties in conservation areas.
Our wooden sliding sash windows can be manufactured with a traditional weight and pulley or modern spiral balance. Watch our video guide on Traditional Sliding Sash Windows to learn more about the different options.
In an era where homeowners are more environmentally conscious and strive for sustainability, timber or wooden windows have become increasingly prevalent choices for replacement windows in home renovations.
Timber windows are known for their timeless elegance and warm aesthetic that can enhance the charm and character of any home.
Wood has natural insulating properties, making timber windows eco-friendly and offering excellent thermal efficiency without impacting environmental protection.
Timber windows are popular for Victorian homes, Georgian properties and terraced houses in towns and cities.
Like most counties, Berkshire has various architectural styles, from the grand Georgian homes in Ascot to the ultra-modern contemporary new builds in Bracknell. Thames Valley Windows offers a diverse range of windows, from timber, aluminium, uPVC and composite. Please request an appointment at our Bracknell showroom to find the perfect windows solution for your home.
Timber Windows are more than a trend; they’re necessary for a sustainable future.
If you are looking to add character and history to your period home and are interested in the price for our timber sash and flush casement windows, you can request a free obligation quote.
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