Yorkshire cottage refurbishment Green Building Store

Yorkshire cottage refurbishment

Triple glazed timber windows Yorkshire cottage
We were very clear from the outset that we wanted timber windows. We also wanted to reduce our environmental footprint and so we were looking for triple glazed windows with low U values. We liked the fact that Green Building Store were local to us and supplied the type of high performance windows we were looking for.

Robin Hoyle – Client

The PERFORMANCE windows are everything we wanted. They look great and we have not had any problems with them at all. We will be ordering some more for the next stage of our refurbishment and extension.

Robin Hoyle – Client

We were also very impressed with the installation of the windows by Green Building Store’s fitting team. We’re hoping to get them back for the installation of windows in our forthcoming extension project.

Robin Hoyle – Client

Robin Hoyle and Jan Holden replaced the windows on their 19Th Yorkshire cottage as part of a wider refurbishment and extension of the property. PERFORMANCE triple glazed timber windows and doors from Green Building Store were chosen, including some mock sliding sash windows at the front of the property.

Prior to the refurbishment the house had been experiencing a lot of mould and condensation and so the installation of the PERFORMANCE windows, with trickle vents to improve ventilation and airflow, was the first step in improving the situation. The inward-opening style with tilt and turn opening mechanism was also chosen to help improve ventilation and airflow. As well as a new PERFORMANCE entrance door, a ‘door-shaped window’ has also been installed to replace an unused door and create a bit more space inside the house.

Robin Hoyle commented: “The windows that we inherited were very ugly UPVC windows which were also not good from an insulation point of view. We were very clear from the outset that we wanted timber windows – I find UPVC windows very unattractive and particularly on old buildings. We also wanted to reduce our environmental footprint and so we were looking for triple glazed windows with low U values. We came across Green Building Store at an exhibition several years ago. We liked the fact that there were local to us and supplied the type of high performance windows we were looking for”.

Since the windows have been installed the family have already noticed an improvement in the home’s mould and condensation issues. Robin commented: “With the PERFORMANCE triple glazed windows there is never any condensation on the inside of the windows now. The windows are helping remove the mould issues, which in turn means that we can look for simpler and less expensive options for improving the thermal performance of the internal walls”.

Commenting on the PERFORMANCE windows he said: “They are everything we wanted. They look great and we have not had any problems with them at all. We will be ordering some more for the next stage of our refurbishment and extension. We were also very impressed with the installation of the windows by Green Building Store’s fitting team. We’re hoping to get them back for the installation of windows in our forthcoming extension project”.

Case study: 2017

2nd May 2017

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