70 sash windows renovated and draught-proofed

Key features: Commercial, Sash Windows, Care Home, Renovation, Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS), Victorian.

Ventrolla has completed the renovation of around 70 sash windows at the historic building in Headingly, near Leeds.

There are happy days ahead for the residents of Halcyon Court in Headingley, near Leeds, after experts from Ventrolla stepped in to fix their draughty windows.

The company renovated around 70 sash windows at the historic building, which has been adapted into a care home by Anchor Trust, the UK’s largest not-for-profit provider of support, care and housing for older people.

Originally two private residential properties built in the early 1900’s, Halcyon Court was completely refurbished four years ago when Anchor Trust first acquired the building, however, many of the bedroom windows were ill-fitting, causing them to rattle and lose heat. Building Surveyor for Anchor Trust, Andrew Turnbull said:

“It was proving difficult to keep the rooms at a constant temperature and energy bills for the site were excessively high. It was clear a lot of heat was being lost through the windows.”

“Replacing them would have been extremely costly and time consuming. However, Ventrolla assured us it was possible to carry out renovation work, which I’m pleased to say has proved most effective.”

A spokesperson for Ventrolla said: “Halcyon Court is an impressive period building set in attractive grounds. Our renovation techniques meant the poor performance of the windows could be addressed without affecting the property’s appearance.”

Ventrolla offers a bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows as well as timber doors. The central office is in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with additional offices located throughout the UK and Ireland.

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