School House was originally a 16th century ‘cruck’ building; a traditional English timber framed construction that consists of long, bent, timber beams that lean inwards and form the ridge of the roof. The original windows were replaced in the late 18th century with Georgian style sash windows and then updated again in the 1980’s with, single glazed sashes that were poor in design and lacked period detail.
Present occupiers, the Geldarts, were keen to restore some integrity to the building but also had a practical consideration – the spot is known for bad weather and the new windows would need to provide a robust barrier to wind, rain and drafts.
Traditional, hardwood conventional box sash were installed throughout the property, all with astragal glazing bars that recalled the building’s fashionable Georgian makeover. Quadruple draft stripping, standard on our conventional box sash, eliminates down drafts whilst high performance glazing lock in warmth. The windows are finished in off white inside and out.
Mr Geldart, who first saw the products in our Harewood showroom, was drawn to the smooth running chains as a method of hanging the sashes and specified these in a brass finish. The Geldarts are delighted, not just with the products but also with the manner in which they were installed.
“We are delighted with the timber windows you supplied and fitted. The quality of the sash windows is excellent and we are enjoying having smooth running windows that open and close properly with no rattles when the wind picks up”
“We are so pleased that the installation was carried out by yourselves rather than some unknown contractor. Your attention to detail & minimum disruption was much appreciated”