A Grade II listed building became the first double-glazed building in a conservation area in the Royal Borough of Greenwich after the owners contacted us to have the sash windows sensitively replaced.
The Grade II listed property on Gloucester Circus was built sometime between 1790 and 1800, but the sash windows had been replaced poorly in the 1960s following bomb damage from the Second World War.
The property’s owner wanted to return the windows to their original style and quality – as well as benefit from the additional comfort of modern draught proofing and double-glazing.
So we helped him put together a listed building application that included full detailed CAD designs, drawings and hand painted samples. The application included our plans to exact-match the original sash windows, with slimmer meeting rails, the distinct bicycle wheel design and delicate lambs tongue moulding, all handmade using traditional joinery techniques and with a hand painted finish.
Greenwich council voted unanimously in favour of the new windows, which included fitting our slimline double-glazing system Timbalite, that looks exactly like single glazing.
Our client was very pleased with the result. He said:
You need someone who understands the sensitivity of architectural details and can demonstrate commitment. After I spoke to Ian Selby at Timbawood, I thought: ‘He knows his windows’. I go out of my way to recommend Timbawood. We’re so pleased with the service, and so pleased with the windows.
The property has subsequently been featured in Listed Heritage Magazine.