Traditionally styled windows flood light into this Cambridgeshire property

The original sash windows in this beautiful early 1900’s Cambridgeshire property had already been replaced with unsightly bays and upvc windows by a previous owner, when Mr & Mrs Rees moved in a few years ago. They knew a complete makeover was required to give the house a fresh new look, with traditional sash windows more in keeping with the character of the property.

They opted for our super slim hidden spring Timber Venetian sash windows in ‘Smoke Cream’ and a Timber Frenchay Townhouse style door to complete the makeover.

“As well as changing the windows and doors, we’ve had the brickwork cleaned and repointed, to give it a complete makeover”.

The new windows and doors have let the light flood in, whilst dramatically improving energy efficiency and security and restoring this beautiful house to its former glory, with beautifully elegant designs that are in keeping with the period of the property.

Timber sash window
White timber sash window

“The sash windows have flooded the rooms with light, where some of the interior spaces had previously been quite dark. It’s also never been a house we could keep warm, however since having the new windows and door we’ve found it much easier to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.”

It’s all in the detail:

Window style and colour: Venetian sash windows in Smoke Cream with slim hidden spring specification.

Door style and colour: Frenchay townhouse style door with multi-point locking mechanism in ‘Anthracite’ with Etched Star glass

Door furniture: Samuel Heath polished chrome ring knocker, letter plate and escutcheon

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

Want to know more?

Explore our sash windows and entrance doors, or experience the beauty and quality of our range for yourself at our showrooms in Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds.

Smoke Cream Venetian hidden spring timber sash windows and Frenchay townhouse style door in Anthracite

What is a sash window hidden spring system?

The most popular sash window is hung on chains (brass, chrome or stainless steel).  Then there is the option of hanging the sash on traditional pre-stretched sash cords, but there is another option, spring balances.  This is a really useful system in the more modern buildings that possibly don’t have a large enough rebate to house the full sash box that the other systems require.  The key difference is that they don’t use a traditional weight system, the opening mechanism is spring-loaded.  Basically, a spiral shaped rod is concealed inside the frame which connects to a spring that can be adjusted to the weight of the window.  It allows a really lightweight and easy opening.  Your dream of owning timeless and beautiful sash windows can be realised.

How energy efficient are your windows and doors?

All of the glass used consists of double-glazed units using enhanced thermally insulating glass, this provides an extremely low U-value.  To improve the efficiency of our products even further the cavity is filled with argon gas and then low conductivity spacer bars are used to minimise any edge losses, this also helps eliminate condensation levels.  This provides a 1.1 W/m2K centre pane U-value, resulting in an 80% increase in energy savings when compared to a single glazed unit.  It provides a 45% increase in energy savings when compared to ordinary double glazing.

The advanced glass technology also provides improved clarity-maximising the entry of natural light into your home.