The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a major new exhibition and the guest curator is none other than Ventrolla champion Sarah Beeny.
Prepare to be taken on a journey by Beeny in her exhibition ‘A Place to Call Home: where we live and why’ as she travels back through the past 300 years to showcase the changing design and appeal of homes. This will reveal our British obsessions, experiments and trends that have shaped the way we live today.
We can’t think of anyone better suited to be involved with the exhibition. Beeny is not only a face on TV but also a property expert with her own Channel 4 series, property website and directory. One of her most high profile projects was renovating her own Grade II listed home, Rise Hall in Yorkshire, where she enlisted Ventrolla to renovate over 140 Georgian timber sash windows.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph about the exhibition, Beeny said: “As society has evolved, so have our houses, but most people don’t really think about it.
I thought it was important to show people that not many Architects get to make a Shard or a Gherkin, and that most architecture is really about making places for people to live in. Expectations haven’t really changed, they’ve just evolved.”
‘A Place to Call Home’ is being showcased by RIBA until 28 April 2012. To find out more, visit RIBA’s What’s On guide.
Read about the work Ventrolla did at Sarah Beeny’s home, Rise Hall, and see the images.
Ventrolla offers sash window and casement window renovation and performance upgrade throughout the UK and Ireland. Freephone 0800 0277 454.
“It made environmental, aesthetic and financial sense to use Ventrolla to restore all 147 sash windows in situ.” says Beeny.
Having worked with them previously on Property Ladder, we wasted no time getting in touch with them when we were faced with the massive task of renovating the windows at Rise Hall. We were confident they would work wonders on improving both the look and energy efficiency of the sash windows – and they didn’t disappoint. They worked in phases for seven months to renovate all the sash windows.
The windows were renovated and then fitted with their patented Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System which draught proofs the sash windows, preventing heat from escaping and therefore making them energy efficient.
One of the most impressive solutions offered by Ventrolla is their Sash Removal System (SRS), which allows the window to be easily removed for repainting or future maintenance. Any future repairs or decoration will now be quick, easy and most importantly cheaper, as no scaffolding will be needed.
As with our project, work can be carried out in phases to suit any schedules, or to spread the cost.
They have been around for more than 25 years and cover the whole of the UK and Ireland. A survey is free with no obligation and, for extra peace of mind, all their work comes with a five year guarantee.
The sash windows are a wonderful and dramatic feature of this beautiful Georgian building and it is fantastic to have them restored back to their former glory and in complete working order. We’ll definitely be recommending Ventrolla in the future.