Mr & Mrs Butters from Hebden Bridge desired to increase the light levels in their grade 2 listed barn conversion by sympathetically redesigning their windows. For grade 2 listed properties we were required to keep the design of the window to replicate the original style of window installed.

The barn conversion required 10 new windows which were chosen to be fabricated in timber using idigbo, which is a light-coloured hardwood, a further recommendation by the local authority was to coat the frames with a light finish varnish.

The upgraded glazing specification allowed us to use a low-“e” glass with Argon gas filled cavity’s to maximise the heat retention within the property. The frames were securely fastened to the fabric of the building with high tensile screws, finally sealed to the building with linseed oil based stone coloured mastic.

Mr & Mrs Butters were very satisfied with the end result and commented that they would certainly recommend our services. This was one of the few times in the whole 30 years a customer has been so happy they have even given me a hug.

It was a pleasure to work for customers who who kept us fed and watered with tea and hobnob biscuits.

Below are some work in progress photos taken when I visited the site:

Our sympathetic window design built to meet listed buildings requirements, shown with the old window to be replaced
One of the stone mullioned window openings ready to accept the new frame
Craig our engineer firmly securing the windows
Three new windows installed prior to sealing
Glenn applies the stone colored linseed oil mastic
The stone colored linseed oil mastic applied
A close up of one of the finished windows that will meet grade 2 listed building requirements

Hardwood Timber Idigbo Windows are a great option for traditional listed properties, where Upvc products will never be approved.

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