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Warwick 16th Century Oak Post and Beam Farmhouse

Arguably four projects in one! This Warwick farmhouse replacement project also included a large kitchen extension, a brand new office outbuilding and heavy renovation work to a single storey barn conversion.

Timber clad outhouse with aluminium double glazed picture window
timber clad outhouse with RAL 7016 Anthracite grey windows

A barn conversion attracts a lot of conservation attention, yet confusingly sported some generic plastic items before we arrived… Now, the timber-only Rationel Forma windows and doors are proudly front and centre on every elevation. These traditionally-styled timber products have an effective lifespan of 65 years, so we shouldn’t be called back any time soon!

Rationel Timber door and window in red brick home
Rationel Window upgrade for red brick home

The removal of similarly generic plastic from the main house created a slightly different situation: the customer preferred not to have to deal with any timber maintenance here if possible. Luckily, Rationel’s Forma product has a FormaPlus composite variant: this simply adds a thin aluminium cover on the external face of every window, so these units will never need painting. Ever.

RAL 9003 Signal White Rationel Forma Window internal
Rationel Forma Timber Patio Door with external Keylock

Meanwhile, the new extension and office were designed as far more modern items. Large sliding doors, full height corner windows and more contemporary, slim topguided units were the requirement. We kept to the same external colour, but swapped over to the UK-based company Smart Systems. Smart offer a full range of aluminium-only options, and have plenty of frame profiles to choose from. A flat and modern external solution was found, and this brings the whole project to a close.

Aluminium Sliding door and fixedlight
Aluminium sliding doors and picture window with corner post

With us now able to take a step back and consider what was quite a complex project, mainly due to the variation of new, changing and remaining parts, we’re happy that all three products chosen by our customer have come together in their respective areas with their unique design strengths.

Products used:

  • Alitherm Heritage
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    Anthracite Grey Rationel Windows
    Anthracite Grey upgrade for Timber clad and red brick home
    Aluminium Double glazed outhouse
    Rationel FormaPlus Window Upgrade
    Aluminium Sliding door
    Smart Alu Sliding aluminium double glazed doors
    Alu clad outward opening Top guided window
    Rationel FormaPlus Aluminium clad Top guided window
    Rationel FormaPlus double side hung casement with single horizontal glazing bar
    Double side hung window with centre false sash
    RAL 7016 Rationel FormaPlus Fixed Frame window with RAL 9003 Signal White interior
    SmartAluminium double Top guided casements with trickle vent in the head
    Smart Aluminium Double Top guided windows with trickle vents
    Rationel FormaPluswindows and Smart aluminium doors
    Rationel Forma picture window with trickle vent
    Rationel FormaPlus double side hung window with glazing bars RAL 7016 external RAL 9003 internal
    RAL 7016 Rationel Patio Door Hinge
    Door Height fixed frame window with toughened and laminated glass
    Rationel Toughened and laminated Fixed picture window
    Side hung Alu clad timber windows with horizontal glazing bars
    RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey Window

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