Wooden Stable Door with Cat Flap for Country Home, Newbury

Location: Newbury

As part of this home renovation project, we installed a beautifully handcrafted wooden stable door into a country home in Newbury.

Customer satisfaction and retention are important to us; The Newbury homeowners chose Thames Valley Windows as their neighbours highly recommended us. They wanted to select a local double-glazing company that could offer them the assistance and support that they required.

The Newbury property is a countryside retreat located in a very exposed south westerly position in an idyllic location in rural Berkshire surrounded by incredible countryside views and outstanding natural beauty.

The homeowners were looking for guidance from Thames Valley Windows on an architectural glazing solution. The existing white uPVC windows and doors were a mixture of styles. They wanted something that was in keeping with the age and style of the property but with a contemporary styling that would maximise the natural light and frame the incredible Berkshire views.

Our design director Paul Mills worked closely with the Newbury homeowners to restore the former beauty of the country home and deliver a modern energy-efficient architectural glazing solution with period features, including traditional butt hinges on all of the timber flush casement windows.

Paul produced 3D architectural visualisations showing the various options and colours to visualise the new windows and doors. This service was invaluable in helping the homeowners envisage, discuss and choose the final design for their approval before manufacture.

We also installed high-quality French timber doors, a spectacular large timber front door and double-glazed windows as part of this home renovation project.

The wooden stable door has been installed into the utility room at the property’s rear, leading to a spectacular landscape beyond.

The solid, stable door has been manufactured in European Redwood with shiplap panels for a traditional look. It has been finished in dual colour with French grey on the exterior and white on the interior. It is set within a wooden frame with a side window to allow natural light to flow into the living space. It has been designed with a cat flap so that the family cat can roam more freely.

The chic French grey colour of the windows and wooden stable door blends sympathetically with the colour of the brickwork.

Timber stable doors replicate the traditional barn-style entrance. They are also known as half doors, double-hung doors, or Dutch doors.

They are a popular choice with homeowners ideal for cottages, farmhouses or Period properties in conservation areas.

The stable door was initially designed in the Netherlands in the 17th century hence the name Dutch Door. It was designed for traditional Farmhouses, so when the upper section was open, it would stop animals from entering the home and keep young children inside while allowing natural light and fresh air to flow freely throughout

The multi-functional stable door is a door divided horizontally. Typically split around hip or waist height to form an upper section and a lower section offering a two-part opening system that can open independently of each other or as a single door.

External stable doors are an excellent choice for new builds and traditional properties. They add character to older properties and create a charming entrance to the home. A popular choice for back doors in kitchens

All of our environmentally friendly wooden stable doors are bespoke and designed to your requirements. With a selection of panel design, finishes, hinge mechanism, highly secure multi-point locking system and cylinder locks, and glazing configurations, including double or triple glazing.

They are manufactured from the highest quality, engineered timber including oak, hardwood and European redwood varieties for outstanding performance, stability and longevity.

Timber is a natural and sustainable material offering outstanding insulating properties for external doors and windows.

The latest innovative technology ensures that our timber windows and doors are naturally resistant to atmospheric corrosion, mould and rot and will not warp or twist. They require minimal maintenance and provide 21st-century security and insulation performance.

Every wooden stable door is factory finished with microporous paint in an array of colours to provide a perfect finish that ensures maximum protection to the timber.

All the replacement wooden windows and doors were installed into the Newbury property in the autumn, ready for the cold winter weather so that the homeowners can benefit from the superb thermal and acoustic performance.

The recommended architectural glazing solution has met the homeowners brief and has undoubtedly enhanced the country home’s appearance whilst framing the countryside views.

Thames Valley Window Company have been designing and installing timber windows and doors throughout Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey and in conservation areas for over 37 years, we specialise in restoring the architecture and character of traditional properties with modern benefits


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