Grade II listed building in East Sussex

Grade II Listed windows East Sussex

The Old School House at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex is a Grade II listed building that had severely decayed arched gothic windows when we were asked to restore and replace them to their original style and specification.

Due to its listed status and being part of the historic 14th-century castle, it was essential to help the building’s owners through the process of getting Listed Building Consent and planning permission for the restoration and replacement of its windows. This involved preparing detailed CAD drawings and exact match samples of the windows’ mouldings and specialist glass for Rother District Council to help ensure the planning application was approved.

The Gothic casement windows, with two or three trefoil-headed lights, are noted features in the 1870 Gothic building’s listing. We replaced the original windows with exact match iroko windows, carefully copying the slender mouldings and glazing bars of the original windows, and hand puttied and hand painted them as they would have been when originally made.

The local authority also approved the use of Timbalite, our specialist slimline double glazing which looks exactly like single glazing – but has all the thermal and acoustic benefits of double glazing. For listed and conservation properties, the outer pane of our slimline double glazing can be glazed with restoration or ‘Crown’ glass, which replicates the uneven look of period glass compared to the modern flat look.

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