“Initially we thought we would have to replace all the sashes, but Ventrolla worked on a single test window to show the quality of finish achievable through renovation and we were very impressed".
A total of 19 wooden sash windows and three wooden doors were renovated at the former family home, which has now been converted into office space and a number of residential apartments.
Ventrolla’s Midlands office was brought in by Touchstone Consultants to work on the ground floor of the building, now home to Umberslade Corporate Management.
Conditions of the sashes varied with a number of sills being completely rotten. At first Touchstone wanted the sashes to be replaced, but Ventrolla convinced them that renovation was actually a more cost effective approach.
Simon Hateley, Project Manager for Touchstone, said: “Initially we thought we would have to replace all the sashes, but Ventrolla worked on a single test window to show the quality of finish achievable through renovation and we were very impressed.
Replacement windows would have been costly as well as time consuming to install and as the office was still operational the project needed to be completed quickly and effectively. We are extremely pleased with the service Ventrolla provided.”
Work on the windows was part of a greater £170,000 phased renovation scheme of Umberslade Hall, with the aim of restoring it to its former glory.
Ventrolla offers a bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows. Its unique Perimeter Sealing System significantly improves the window’s performance and energy efficiency.
With its national headquarters in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Ventrolla operates via a network of regional offices.