The Harewood House estate cottages were designated a Grade II listing in the 1960s to provide them with a protected status, however Mr Newby’s 1820s terraced cottage was the first on its row to attempt any changes to the windows.
During the application process, it was made clear what Mr Newby would need to permit any changes to the windows of his home “Leeds City Council set out very clearly, the parameters of what would or wouldn’t be permitted. They informed me that the Ultra-Slim 14mm double glazed windows would be permissible, so I was able to make my application on this basis”.
Whilst planning consent was needed for all changes to the property, our team at Timber Windows were always on hand to offer our expert advice to ensure Mr Newby received the approvals he needed for his home. Mr Newby explains “The showroom team were great, and excellent to deal with, offering very helpful advice”.
Not only has the installation of our double-glazed listed windows improved the look of Mr Newby’s home, but they have added kerb appeal and drawn much attention from interested neighbours. Since the installation, Mr Newby has said “Passers-by and neighbours have been admiring them; the neighbours have a particularly keen interest, and one has already had a quote to make the same changes.”
In terms of practical improvements, Mr Newby’s home has also become much more peaceful due to the soundproofing quality our double-glazed windows. He explains, “With a fairly major road out the front of the house, I have really noticed the reduction in noise too”.
Overall, Mr Newby was extremely happy with the customer service and quality installation provided by our team.
“The showroom team were great, and excellent to deal with, offering very helpful advice”.