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It’s a familiar story for many a period property owner; it’s easy to love the distinctive character and original details that give such homes enduring appeal. However, these same features can pose challenges when their appearance has faded over time, or they no longer function quite as well as they used to.
In the case of period timber windows, the challenges caused by aging can have a big impact.
“The windows rattled, let in wind, rain and noise. Also, most didn’t open.”
When the owners of a handsome Victorian property were looking to faithfully replace some of the original windows in their 1870s Edinburgh home, a friend recommended that they enlist the help of Ventrolla, the period window specialists.
The project included a variety of window styles, each with their own set of specific requirements to consider. The skilled Ventrolla team created a bespoke plan, before hand-making and installing a combination of new timber sash and casement, double-glazed windows, as well as a replacement double-glazed sash for the ground floor bay window.
“We’re very pleased with the new windows, particularly the new bedroom case Windows which were non-standard and required a change of plan during the installation process.”
“The fitters were very experienced and worked out exactly what needed doing and they, and the workshop guys, produced and fitted some fantastic looking windows that suit the house and look.”
Once Ventrolla had completed the work the happy homeowner also described benefitting from fewer draughts, a reduction in noise, improved warmth and, fundamentally, the ability to open their windows smoothly again.
With nearly four decades of experience, Ventrolla offers a tailored range of period window solutions including repair and renovation, new timber windows, secondary glazing solutions and a wide range of window hardware. We are based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with regional offices and teams located throughout the UK and Ireland. Call our friendly team on 0800 0277 454 or contact us here