BRUCE CASTLE MUSEUM
Victorian Sash Windows Repaired at Grade I Listed Museum
Key features: Commercial, Sash Windows, Public Building, Renovation, Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS), Georgian.
Ventrolla has put its skills on public display by upgrading windows at an historic London Museum.
Housed within a Grade I listed 16th century manor house, Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham contains local history collections and archives for the Borough of Haringey.
Ventrolla carried out the work to renovate eight Victorian sash windows at the property, which was originally the home of Sir William Compton, a member of the court of Henry VIII, and has served as a museum since 1906.
Robert Waite, Deputy Curator at Bruce Castle Museum, said:
“The museum is very much a focal point for the local community as it reflects the important history of the borough. We are delighted with Ventrolla’s work and the efficiency and professionalism shown by its staff.”
A spokesperson for Ventrolla added: “The windows needed renovating because they had been painted closed and become unusable. There were also problems with the window mechanisms, which were rectified once we fitted new pulleys and weights.Work was completed within a week and has helped improve the functionality of the windows without affecting the period splendour of this landmark building.”
Bruce Castle sits in 20 acres of parkland originally owned by the family of Robert the Bruce, which was then confiscated by the English monarchy when he became King of Scotland. It later became a progressive school for boys run by Sir Rowland Hill, who famously reformed the British postal system in the mid 19th century by introducing the ‘Penny Post’.
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.