Replacing windows in a listed property can often be a balancing act. with the need to please conservation officers whilst still achieving the thermal performance expected from a modern home. When renovating her grade II listed farmhouse, Amy (@renovating_chicheley) chose our Heritage range flush casement windows with slimline double glazing to achieve both of those goals. Our antique black monkey tail handles and stays were included as they were very close in style to the handles on the original windows, and our 16mm lambs tongue glazing bars were added to complement the overall style and give that cosy cottage feel.
Amy also added a new porch which has completely transformed the front of the property creating a beautiful new space that’s flooded with light. The inspiration for the striking front door originally came from an image on Pinterest which we were more than happy to replicate.
The previous windows were a very pale green, which Amy felt blended in with the rest of the house too much. On her new windows she opted for a dual colour finish, with RAL 7040 Window Grey chosen for the outside to help the windows pop out, and RAL 9016 Traffic White used for the inside to maintain a classic neutral look. Amy loved the style of the front door so much that she decided to pick a darker colour, RAL 7015 Slate Grey, to make it a more prominent feature without being overpowering.
A stable door was chosen for the rear kitchen door not only to match the farmhouse aesthetic but also for very practical purposes:
“As the building is so old, there are not that many windows in the Kitchen. The stable door allows for extra light, provides more ventilation whilst cooking, and flows nicely to the entertaining space on the patio. We also have two Labradors, so it’s handy for keeping them indoors whilst being able to open the top half up to the garden.”