The odds were certainly stacked against Mr & Mrs Toogood when they decided they wanted to update the window designs of their home; a Grade II Listed structure on a historic site, located in a conservation area. However, the couple were successful in gaining approval for their brand-new, sympathetically styled windows and door.
Mr & Mrs Toogood’s home was assumed to originally have been a cowshed based on its 17th century design features such as the building’s large arched window, which was once a doorway for incoming carts. As a result, the building was issued a listed status due to its age and being only one of three original structures in the area.
Though the structure was flooded with history, Mr & Mrs Toogood explained “the house was freezing previously, the windows were poorly fitted and had various makeshift solutions to plug holes or keep them closed – we didn’t know what would be found once the installation started; the team did an excellent job of the fitting”.
The approval process of Mr & Mrs Toogood’s new timber windows and door was made much easier due to our thorough design plans. We took all measures to make the planning process as simple as possible for the couple, and came to the conclusion that the absence of glazing bars in windows would make the installation slightly simpler.
As a result of this detailed planning, Mr & Mrs Toogood were able to gain approval for 18mm double glazed units in some of their items, making the overall project run much more smoothly.
Regarding the application process, Mr & Mrs Toogood commented “Having the drawings and specifications from the Timber Windows system was excellent for demonstrating all the information to the planners.”
Overall, Mr & Mrs Toogood were extremely happy with the work the Timber Windows team had completed. Not only did our wooden windows and door improve Mr & Mrs Toogood’s home aesthetically, but they felt the benefits significantly during the recent winter months. “The house already feels a lot warmer and throughout the recent winter, the heating was used far less.”
“Having the drawings and specifications from the Timber Windows system was excellent for demonstrating all the information to the planners.”