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Cotswold Countryside Window Renovation

For a traditional Cotswold cottage that was in need of a window update, aluminium-timber composite is the obvious choice. Great insulation and a classic appearance are natural properties of Nordic pine timber. And a thin aluminium barrier to the elements creates a low-maintenance, durable product without compromising design or functionality.

Maintaining the style of the Cotswold countryside, thin glazing bars and the Cement Grey colour were applied. The glazing bars do not negatively affect airtightness at all thanks to the glass not being physically separated. Whilst RAL 7033 – Cement Grey was not a standard colour for the factory, it suits the product well and creates a different, yet not outlandish, exterior finish.

To maintain symmetry and an even frame width around every section, dummy sashes were used in fixed positions. These fake openers increase a fixed pane’s frame to match an opening window and create uniformity throughout.

By default, our doors share the same colour on the opening leaf and the outer frame, but the choice of a lighter cream white surround highlights the design of the unit. A vertical groove pattern and large square glass cutout give the door a somewhat in-between modern and traditional feel – a theme that is popular to aim for with aluminium-clad timber products.

The slow-grown Nordic pine section of the windows is guaranteed to be knot-free and 90% heartwood – right from the centre of the tree. Wood is sanded and top-coated with water-based paint in an electrostatic plant.

On the outside, aluminium profiles undergo a 9-step chromatisation process followed by a varnishing.

The whole project is installed using Tremco Illbruck’s i3 installation system, which ensures class 4 airtightness of the window and the installation. Enlightened Windows are factory-trained installers and are a FENSA registered company

Products used:

  • STM Tinium
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    Single Astragal bar Design Addition
    Traditionel Replacement Windows
    Classical Design Timber Window
    Timber Front door with vertical grooves
    Steel Danish Door Ironmongery
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    Moulded Timber Window Design
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    STM Tinium Hinge
    Steel Side Hung Window Hinge
    Double Side hung casement
    Fire Egress compliant Traditional Window

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