Having just returned from exhibiting at this year’s Listed Property Show in London, we were amazed at the range of unusual and historic listed buildings in need of our specialist window and door restoration services.
From Kent to Surrey to Gloucestershire, and from the medieval period right through to the twentieth century, we spoke to owners of beautiful Grade I and Grade II listed properties that needed careful restoration work on their windows and doors.
Grade I and Grade II listed windows and doors
The range of requests included a unique Grade I listed medieval property in Kent, one of the oldest houses in the country, that needed the doors upgrading to fire doors. We were also asked to replace some sash windows on a Grade II listed building in Kent that had been poorly fitted with PVC windows.
Although we got many requests about Victorian/ Georgian properties and earlier, not all listed properties are particularly old. We were also asked about replacing and repairing the windows on some modernist flats from the 1950s in London that have a Grade II listing because of the renowned architects that designed them.
By offering the full range of services from full replacement single and double glazed timber windows and doors, to part replacement (replacing only the moving parts, for example new sashes or casements into the existing frames), to a complete range of repair and draught proofing services, we are able to work with the most unusual listed buildings, whatever the era and design.
Timber window experts in London
At Timbawood all our timber windows and doors are made to order from our London workshops, so we can exact-match the existing windows and doors down to the finest detail, including profiles, mouldings and glazing bars.
As specialists in listed, conservation and period properties, we also offer slimline double glazed windows and doors that provide an elegant solution for properties that need sensitive period design as well as the best modern thermal and acoustic insulation. Our slimline double glazed timber windows and doors, which look just like single glazed windows and doors, have been approved for listed buildings by planning officers in over 26 planning authorities throughout London and the South East.
As well as slimline double glazing, we offer bespoke glazing options including restoration glass – which has the slightly uneven look of original period glass – and windows can be hand-puttied and hand painted to complete the heritage look.
Because replacement windows and doors on listed and conservation properties can be difficult to get planning permission for, our service includes helping our clients with listed building planning applications by supplying full detailed CAD designs for council approval.
Whether you’re looking for timber casement windows, sash windows london, French doors, Front doors, bifold doors or internal/ fire doors, we can help you preserve the architecture of your property while improving comfort in your home.
If you would like to find out more about the options available for your listed or conservation property, then please get in touch to speak to one of our window specialists, or to arrange a free quote or survey.