This charismatic Victorian terrace, built in 1885, sits in the heart of Harrogate. Miss McKenzie acquired the property 10 years ago, and, other than general maintenance and decoration, they’ve not had to undertake any major work. The sash windows were the originals, and although they’d been refurbished in the past, they were still draughty, cold and hard to operate. “In winter you could see the curtains blowing in the wind” says Miss McKenzie.
How did we help?
After speaking with a friend who had previously used Timber Windows (Mrs Pinder – see case study here), Miss McKenzie decided to take a trip to our showroom in Harewood to see what was available “The showroom was amazing, what a lovely setting and the people were all lovely too” she adds.
Due to her property being in a conservation area, sympathetic wooden replacement sash windows were a must. In total we installed 16 sliding sash, all manufactured in redwood which is the same timber as the original windows. Everything pre-finished in white with new decorative cover boards internally.
Although visually the property remains full of traditional charm, the new ultra efficient double glazing units filled with krypton gas make the world of difference to the feel of the home. “The difference is massive” says Miss McKenzie “It was very hard to keep the house warm in winter due to all of the draughts. Heat retention is so much better now that I even have to open the windows to allow a flow of air”.
“Miss McKenzie was recommended our company by a happy customer that we installed back in 2011. Read of Mr and Mrs Pinder’s experience on our case studies page.”