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Large property refurbished with Secondary Glazing throughout

One of our largest secondary double glazing projects to date, the project was a property redevelopment (for subsequent sale) of an old hotel in Silchester. Craft Glass were chosen as the work also involved on-site repair and also refurbishment of many of the leaded windows that existed, so the customer was able to work with a single contractor for all the glazing needs.

Over 50 separate windows existed, divided across 2 buildings and segmented into 5 distinctive properties. The secondary glazing mainly consisted of horizontal sliders, the largest window being 3m x 1.5m (shown in gallery). We also provided a circular aluminium opening window which is relatively unusual. The secondary glazing was colour matched to a Farrow & Ball paint (Pointing).

Secondary glazing installed throughout large period property Grade II listed property with Secondary Glazing Crittall windows with secondary glazing

Large detached property with traditional [draughty] crittall windows

A really interesting project, involving a range of secondary glazing styles including horizontal sliders and fixed. The fixed were required to double glaze circular and arched windows on the property.

Originally the client was considering replacement of the traditional crittall windows, however after discussing the requirements (draughts, noise) with Craft Glass we were able to recommend a cost effective but high quality solution. With colour matching to include white, cream and black the system installed was unobtrusive but very effective.

In summary we were able to preserve the original period features of the existing windows whilst solving the issue from draughts and (being in London) road noise.

15th Century timber-framed house, Grade II* Listed

One of our absolute favourite properties in a village called Haddenham in Oxfordshire, a type of Wealden Hall house. This type of timber framed house was generally built by wealthy Yeoman farmers from late mediaeval times (late 1300’s) to the Tudor period – and originated as the name suggests from the Weald of Kent and Sussex.

Due to the planning restrictions in place on this Grade II* listed property both Craft Glass and the client had to liaise with the local planning officer to ensure that the secondary glazing installation would satisfy their guidelines.

A mixture of fixed and sliding secondary double glazed units were installed, in a RAL colour to match existing timber and being careful with regard to sight lines externally.