Listed buildings have been identified as being of architectural or historic interest. They demonstrate a style which is worth preserving. This is both an honour and a responsibility for the owner and those relied on for its upkeep. In order to avoid compromising the context of a heritage property, nor unauthorised changes can be made. This includes replacing the bespoke windows and doors.
It may seem excessive to need planning permission for replacement windows and doors, but the style, colour and materials used in windows and doors have a considerable impact on the aesthetic appearance of a property. Get it right and kerb appeal is retained or restored, but miss the mark and the integrity can be lost.
Using Traditional Craftsmanship to Produce Bespoke Windows
Based in Buckinghamshire, Hinson Custom Made have provided bespoke timber casement windows and traditional weighted sliding sash windows for listed homes, college buildings and heritage sites. Each one of our handmade wooden windows is crafted to exactly replicate the original style. This includes copying the traditional window frame profiles, window pane sizes, colour finishes and ironmongery.
We are an established family business, with experience in producing custom made windows and doors, This means that we have helped secure listed building consent for a wide range of historically significant buildings in Buckinghamshire and beyond. We are happy to work with conservation teams and architects to ensure that detailed information about our made to measure windows and doors can be provided to planning authorities.
In some cases, the planning application is strengthened if you are not looking to replace all windows. Even if you just need one bespoke window, we can assist.
Bespoke Windows in a Range of Finish Options
Our skilled team use traditional joinery skills and techniques in order to construct every bespoke window. Few older homes and buildings will have standard fittings. In fact, no two window frames can be the same, but we are equipped with solutions! Whether we are recreating traditional casement or Georgian sash windows, we take exacting measurements on-site and craft the perfect fit.
We also pay heed to finish techniques. Some applications help to preserve the wood, others as focus on visual appearance. The options include heritage colours as well as a variety of varnish finishes, to achieve the desired look on all timber windows and doors. We have expertise in the sliding mechanisms for sash windows to ensure they operate as designed. Our team can also refit existing knockers, handles and other ironmongery, or source new hardware in the appropriate style.
Historical Style Windows Compliant with Current Building Regulations
Although we respect historical integrity, old wood windows were generally single-glazed and often drafty. They can fall short of modern building regulations which prioritise energy efficiency and security.
We can provide customers with single glazing, as it is necessary for some conservation projects. In many cases, carefully designed double glazed timber windows can tick all of the boxes. With double glazing, our quality craftsmanship means that the project benefits from sash windows and casement windows can be completed in accordance with building regulations.
In addition to handcrafting, our experienced installation team can fit the bespoke windows and doors. We aim to minimise disruption and understand the importance of being sensitive when working on historic buildings.
How much do Bespoke Windows Cost?
If you are looking to replace sprung sliding sash or storm sash windows, please contact Hinson Custom Made on 01908 516333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss your requirements and arrange a site visit. Following this, we will provide you with a quotation for replacing your bespoke windows and doors.
All timber windows are constructed in our Milton Keynes workshop and have to pass strict quality control. We are so confident in the standard of our workmanship, that we offer a 35-year guarantee on all exterior hardwood or 25 years for softwood joinery. These timber windows are built to last and this makes them great value products.
We invite you to view examples of recent installations of wood windows, front doors and sliding patio doors on our Facebook page.