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The project

Woodland were commissioned to assist with the restoration of this ‘Arts and Crafts’ house in Wimbledon village.

The windows were an important element of the restoration and the architect approached Woodland with the brief to replace all the windows in timber, replicating original style and detailing. As the house was in a conservation area special attention needed to be paid to the look of the windows both inside and out, without compromising performance.

Woodland set about reproducing the detailing of all glazing bars, mullions and transoms to ensure the new windows were as close to the originals as possible. The incorporation of multi-point locks, Argon filled double glazing with Low E glass meant the windows wouldn’t compromise thermal performance in favour of looks.

The project required a close working relationship between the owners, architect and builder.

































The detail

Because of the scope of building works it was decided to fit all windows and doors in three phases to tie in with the progress of other elements.

New French doors were installed to the rear with site lines carefully planned to compliment the adjacent windows.

The layout of the house was altered to suit modern living, and Woodland’s windows and doors added the finishing touch to the open plan kitchen/living area.

Finally the house was smooth rendered and the windows finished in contrasting Farrow & Ball colours internally and externally, to complement the painted render and internal decoration.

Woodland are proud to have been associated with this project and the results attest to themselves; the house has indeed been restored and much improved, with original features maintained or in Woodland’s case, faithfully replicated.

This is what the house looked like before, during the works, and after the new windows and doors were fitted.