Britain is an historic nation, there’s no doubt about that. From the Tudors to the Victorians and right up to the post-war era, Britain’s history has undoubtedly shaped the nation as we know it today.
However in a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, Director-General of the National Trust, Dame Fiona Reynolds voiced her concerns of how children today are increasingly unaware of the importance of British history and the impressive heritage it holds.
The paper reported that Dame Fiona said: “I worry, if I’m honest, about the teaching of history and geography in schools today.
Knowing and understanding about history gives us such an insight into the challenges of today… We need to remember our past and relish the extraordinary landscapes and experiences that have led to who we are today.”
Sharing in this philosophy, Ventrolla too has a passionate understanding of the importance of keeping our British heritage alive and has been proudly involved in many prestigious historic renovation projects up and down the country.
The picturesque Halton Hall in Yorkshire, which dates back to 1877 and featured in the 2012 film The Woman in Black, had 16 of its windows renovated by Ventrolla North East.
Likewise, the large renovation efforts at the University of Sheffield’s Grade II listed Sir Frederick Mappin Building, saw Ventrolla South Yorkshire transform 32 windows and revive the beautiful work of notable Architects Messrs Flockton and Gibbs, who designed the building in 1886.
This year has also seen Ventrolla involved in the renovation of Dublin’s famous General Post Office (GPO) which dates back over 200 years. The GPO was once headquarters for the leaders of the ‘Easter Rising’ in 1916 and is one of the most historic buildings in the city.
In these cases, the majority of problems faced by the experts were operational issues and draughts. Many of the windows were rotten, some leaked and most allowed draughts to sweep through the buildings.
Yet with the help of the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) which eliminates draughts and rattles, as well as Ventrolla’s Sash Removal System (SRS) which allows the entire window to be removed for maintenance and upkeep, the heritage of these great buildings was protected showing them the respect and recognition they deserve.
With over 25 years worth of experience and Ventrolla’s free, no-obligation survey, which individually assesses each window in order to retain as much of the existing materials as possible, there has never been an easier way of breathing new life into old timber sash windows, or casement windows, improving both performance and aesthetics.
For your free, no-obligation survey and quotation visit www.ventrolla.co.uk or call free on 0800 0277 454.