Mr and Mrs Upton’s 1800s terraced cottage located in a village just outside Macclesfield, Cheshire has received a much-needed facelift. Mrs Upton explains. “we’ve wanted to change them for a long time, the previous windows and door were old and had rotted”.
Initially, the couple were finding it difficult to decide on the design of their new windows and doors, so ultimately decided to put their own stamp on the design. “We looked down the street for inspiration, but no-one has the originals anymore, and no-one had done anything we wanted to mimic, so we did our own thing to stand out, in the best way”.
When it came to visiting our Knutsford showroom, we felt it was important for the couple to see what their designs would look like to give them a clearer idea of how their new windows and doors would fit in with the rest of their home. Whilst visiting our showroom, Mr Upton comments, “David from the Knutsford showroom was able to present digital mock ups of our house, this really helped our decision making and to see options we hadn’t even considered”.
The Chalfont entrance door has a combination of reassuring solidity, with glass panels that allow extra light to flood through the hallway. The door’s black hardware also gives a nod to the 19th century history of the house. Every cottage flush casement window is designed with 18mm astragal bars, painted in a French Grey finish to create a seamless appearance with the door.
Though it is a misconception that glazing bars in windows will create a darker room, this is simply not the case. In fact, using high-quality glass will allow for a room filled with light, while glazing bars add a level of interest and intricacy. Mr and Mrs Upton can attest to this saying, “The front rooms are so much lighter now – this is despite us thinking we may have to make a compromise on this in order to have the bar design we liked, so it has been a revelation to discover that we weren’t sacrificing light”.
Mr and Mrs Upton have also experienced other benefits of their new windows and doors. They explain, “Having a fairly busy road to the front of the house, we’d often been disturbed by passing pedestrians and traffic, but it is so different and quiet now”. This noise reduction can be attributed to our quality double-glazed panelling which is able to reduce external noise considerably.
“We’re absolutely thrilled with how it has turned out, and are just so proud of how the house now looks”.