MR & MRS SMITH
Double glazed sash windows fitted in 18th century Scarborough cottage
Key features: Domestic, Sash Windows, Double Glazing, Victorian.
A beautifully renovated farmhouse cottage, set in the rural landscape of Brompton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough, has benefited three-fold from Ventrolla’s expertise.
The converted cottage, which dates back to the mid-18th century, was treated to an upgrade on its sash windows due to their deteriorating condition.
Homeowners, Mr and Mrs Smith, had experienced persistent problems with condensation and damp in the cottage, and opted for the original sashes to be upgraded with slim double glazed windows in order to combat the problems.
The renovation specialists fitted six sash windows with the double glazing solution for period properties and replaced one window sill after it was discovered to be rotten. This eliminated the troublesome draughts and rattles, reduced heat loss and external noise and banished the condensation.
To achieve these results the work carried out involved routing out all the rotten timber from the original frame and sill, and restoring the sash with bespoke timber replacements to preserve the windows period features.
The sash cords were then replaced, the pulleys serviced and the sashes correctly balanced to ensure smooth and safe operation.
Following the renovation process, the windows performance was improved by installing the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) to draught-proof and enhance the energy efficiency of the farmhouse. Mrs Smith said:
“The windows were in a very bad condition when we first moved into the cottage and the awful condensation meant we needed expert help to address the problem. Ventrolla’s installers were superb – they carried out the work cleanly and efficiently and to a very high standard.”
“I would fully recommend them and would not hesitate to have them back in my home in the future. Since the work was completed we have noticed how much quieter it is, and thankfully we are no longer woken up by the noisy rooks outside.”
Ventrolla offers a bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows, as well as timber doors. The company has its central office in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with additional locations throughout the UK and Ireland.