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Beautiful Cambridgeshire Rectory sympathetically renovated with thermally efficient windows and door

This beautiful former rectory in Cambridgeshire sits alongside a church and in view of a cathedral. The new owners, Mr & Mrs Waterson, wanted to preserve the character and original features, whilst eliminating the considerable draughts caused by the old windows:

“It was immediately obvious that we needed new windows; we hung ridiculously thick curtains to keep the draughts out but they were rotten and even had insects nesting in them…this became the first job in the house as a result.”

Having invested in an eco-heating system, Mr & Mrs Waterson and their young family needed to make sure the new windows retained the heat, as well as remaining true to the building, replicating the original window design.

Timber flush casement windows were chosen, with some being an impressive 2.6 metres tall, featuring 18mm astragal bars in the colour porcelain on the outside, and off-white internally.

The family also decided upon a new front door to match the windows, with the toplight featuring the house name.

“We decided to be brave with the colour choice, choosing ‘Porcelain’ over the traditional white, as we’d seen other houses using soft greys like this and we’d been impressed with the effect. We’re really happy we made this choice, the finish is one of softness and they match really well with the tone of the brickwork.

We’re very pleased with the windows and doors; we get a lot of people passing by and commenting on them, many are convinced they’re the originals that have been painted nicely, which shows that it’s been a good job of matching the old ones”.

It’s all in the detail

Window style and colour: Timber flush casement windows in ‘Porcelain’ on the exterior and off-white on the interior with 18mm horizontal astragal glazing bars.

Door style and colour: Bardwell timber entrance door with ovolo moulding, raised and fielded door panel and sandblasted fanlight featuring the property name

Door furniture: Samuel Heath medium chrome plated letterbox and Chatsworth chrome lever door handle

Guarantees: 30 year fungal & insect, 12-year paint, 10 years for the sealed units, hardware & workmanship.

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