Listed Building Maintenance: Casement Windows

Client Brief:

To make and fit traditional styled casement windows to a period listed property dating from 1700 located in Norwich city centre.

Windows to be made to an exacting specification and to be a replica of existing windows in need of replacements as per the requirements of listed building maintenance and conservation of historic properties.

To fabricate and fit nine windows in total to the second floor of the property: including the 3 windows belonging to the flat featured in this post.

Work Carried Out: 

The windows were constructed from Douglas Fir. Douglas Fir is a durable wood, resistant to insect infestation and not prone to shrinkage. The windows are traditionally styled and were constructed to conservation grade at our Norwich based workshop. The windows were primed and painted prior to installation and fitted with traditional pigs tail casement fittings. In line with the strict guidelines of working with listed buildings the glass fitted in the casement windows was single glazed.

Techniques employed:

The windows although traditional in construction and like for like with the original windows incorporated a weather seal not visible from either the exterior or interior of the property. For a helpful article on windows in historic buildings have a look at this link.

 

 

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