Chipping Norton Window Upgrade for Cotswold Stone Cottage

A classic Cotswold cottage, with classic Cotswold green window frames and a traditional glazing bar: perfect! Pebble grey windows with a simple, thin 24mm horizontal glazing bar just work with these older stone houses.

There are two slightly different features here though:

The four panel wide window above the driveway actually has an internal wall right in the middle. We asked our factory to create the wider central post to match as close as they could to windows going either side. The best solution to a problem is the one that doesn’t even suggest there was a problem in the first place – we think this has worked rather well…

Cotswold home with grey windows and glazing bars

The suspiciously thin-framed double window door is also a rather neat solution to another awkward building feature. This structural opening is just over 1m wide, so it would look very wide as a single door, but very squashed as a normal double door… This thin-framed solution is actually just a very tall window: the frame profile matches all the windows around it, and the multipoint lock is simply longer than normal. Add a door threshold underneath so that it’s suitable for foot-traffic, and we have another rather neat Danish idea brought to life.

STM Window Door

All of these windows from STM in Denmark have multipoint locks with at least two locking points, increasing as units get larger, and those locking points are all hardened steel hook bolts. Laminated glass is a standard safety measure on doors (as well as toughened glass), and all glazing is security-sealed in place at the factory. Even if the hinges are physically cut off from the outside, there’re still hardened steel bolts within the frame, preventing the door or window from being pulled out.

Products used:

  • STM Tinium
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    stm tinium dormer window with glazing bar
    STM Tinium Side hung windows with a single glazing bar
    STM Tinium Side hung windows with a single horizontal glazing bar
    Cotswold home with STM Tinium windows and door

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