IQ Glass UK - Specialist Glaziers
Architectural Glazing Specialists
This London home underwent a refurbishment to completely transform the internal living space and give the exterior design a well-needed refresh. Belgravia Hardwood were chosen due to their years of expertise and knowledge in timber systems, to design and install the timber windows and doors systems.
The home presents a traditional façade from the street view and the homeowners wanted to preserve the original character as much as possible. For that reason, the sash windows specified for the front of the home were designed on a like for like basis, updating the previous windows that were no longer thermally efficient or functional. Vertical and horizontal bars were incorporated alongside timber arches for these bespoke windows, producing a unique design that is perfectly suited to the cottage style front garden.
The rear façade utilised sash windows with less decorative features, this time using only vertical glazing bars. This similar but slightly different design maintained a coherent finish for the exterior design whilst allowing more natural light into the home through the back. The simpler window frames also allowed the homeowners to gain clear views of their garden space from within the home. Each sash window is manually operated by silver, brushed chrome window catches for a minimal design.
The layout of the home features one large open plan kitchen and dining area, each with its own timber door system for direct garden access. On the kitchen side, a single timber casement door can be found with both vertical and horizontal glazing bars incorporated into the design. With a fixed sidelight on top of the door and sash windows on either side of the door, plenty of natural light flows freely through this space. The bespoke timber door even has a cat flap incorporated into the bottom of the design, providing enhanced functionality for the homeowners.
The dining room is next to the kitchen, following a split level floorplan, up a few stairs. This space is made bright and airy thanks to the use of French doors, with fixed side and top windows. The double doors and fixed window designs are more simple, allowing an abundance of natural light to flow freely through the glazing with the absence of any glazing bars. Both the single casement door and the double French doors feature sleek, slim, silver chrome handles for a consistent finish.
Upstairs, tilt and turn windows were specified for a safer approach where there are children around. The tilt and turn window systems were engineered in the same white timber as the ground floor, maintaining a simple design whilst offering plenty of natural light and ventilation when opened.
The end result was a brightly lit, minimal design that preserved the original charm of the terraced home. Belgravia Hardwood timber systems are all manufactured on a completely bespoke basis, giving specifiers the opportunity to completely personalise their window and door systems. There are a number of window and door systems from Belgravia Hardwood available to view at the design centre, simply get in touch with us to book your showroom visit.