Our clients purchased their new home in Henley-on-Thames earlier in the year, and they wanted to renovate their house, which involved window replacement and a new front door.
The existing windows were single glazed and installed during the build of the house and had come to the end of their life in their three-storey townhouse situated near the beautiful town of Henley on Thames.
New replacement windows must be double glazed as standard to adhere to the new thermal performance standards and comply with building regulations – unless the property is a ‘listed’ property or in a conservation area.
Henley-On-Thames is a charming quintessential English market town set in the stunning Oxfordshire Chiltern Hills, renowned for rowing and steeped in history. Each summer it hosts the famous annual Royal Regatta followed by the Henley Festival and Rewind Festival. The iconic River Thames runs through the heart of the town in the beautiful Berkshire English countryside.
The homeowners knew that they had to replace all the old and tired existing windows and front door to improve their homes exterior aesthetics, overall security and energy-efficient qualities. Living in a terraced property, they were keen that the replacement windows needed to be in keeping with neighbouring properties.
After researching several local and national glazing companies online, Thames Valley Windows had been recommended to the homeowners through word and mouth as an established local company with a vast range of high-quality double glazing products, conscientious service and ‘no pressure’ approach to our work. Impressed by our excellent reputation, they decided to book an appointment to visit our Bracknell showroom so they could view all the types of windows and front doors on display.
At the appointment with Ken, one of our design consultants, he explained what options and customisation possibilities were available on our range of windows. The homeowners had the opportunity to see the quality of our products, try out the window and door opening action. While browsing the different window frame styles, materials and colours to gain inspiration for their home improvement renovation.
After a detailed consultation, to find a contemporary glazing solution that would be in keeping with the aesthetics of the house. Our Henley on Thames homeowners selected the Rustique Royale Range double glazed windows, from Halo to replace all the windows in their home as this was the best cost-effective option for their overall budget.
They chose a combination of tilt and turn and casement windows, with a white finish for both exterior and interior, Scotia beading and graphite connoisseur handles for their new replacement windows.
These double glazed uPVC windows are A-rated for efficiency to ensure maximum heat retention and minimum heat loss and offer enhanced thermal and acoustic performance. They are custom-built to high standards for security and safety. They are naturally resistant to mould, rot and atmospheric corrosion, allowing them to enjoy these replacement windows long term with minimal maintenance.
The owners were particularly taken by the slim sightlines and sleek window frames to allow more large panes of glass that would allow natural light to enter their home, and help significantly with energy-saving.
The replacement windows in the top floor bedroom, hall and bathroom were installed with the practical tilt and turn opening and closure mechanism. This means that they can be locked in an inwards tilted position for secure ventilation or opened fully inwards for maximum ventilation and making cleaning the windows easy.
Part of the brief for the window replacement project was to reduce the property maintenance levels. This has been achieved with their new uPVC replacement window frames with only the occasional wipe down with warm soapy water, and they will continue to look great and perform to the highest standards for many years, and backed with a ten-year guarantee.
As well as a collection of high-quality replacement windows, the homeowners chose a secure and thermally insulation composite door from the Apeer 70 collection to keep the property safe as well as warm. They decided a pebble grey colour for the exterior for the front door, and white interior, the home’s new composite door features 70mm of high-density polyurethane foam, extra insulating double rebate, to keep the heat in, an ‘A’ rating performance is guaranteed.
The front door features a high-performance multi-point locking system, double steel hinge bolts and police approved Kitemark cylinder lock barrels. With triple glazed anti-tamper units for the highest security, always ensuring that the homeowners can have complete peace of mind.
The installation took just over two days from start to finish, to fit all the replacement windows and front door, with minimum disruption to the homeowners. As part of our installation service, we also help the environment and reduce carbon footprint by taking the old windows away for recycling.
The replacement windows and the front door is only the first part of the renovation that is planned for their Henley-on- Thames property.
The team at Thames Valley Windows have been transforming homes and businesses in Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and beyond for over 35 years the majority of projects we’re appointed to come from recommendations. We have built a reliable and trusted reputation with homeowners, architects, and property developers for windows and doors. From high-quality windows and doors from aluminium windows for a modern new build to timber sliding sash windows for a listed property.
Are you interested in window replacement for your property to help reduce your energy bills and save money? We pride ourselves on offering an individual service to all clients, and we’ll guide you through a step by step service, allowing you to customise your windows and door so that it’s bespoke to your requirements. We’ll offer a complete design and installation service. Please call us on 0800 161 698 for a free quote or contact us online.
You may also be interested in reading our blog article ‘When should I replace my double glazing windows’.
June 2020 Guildford, Surrey