When Paul and Kay from Lincolnshire were looking for windows that had an authentic timber appearance, without the maintenance issues they thought they had set themselves an impossible task. That was until they came across a home near to them where HWL Windows Group had manufactured exclusive Residence 9 PVC-u windows that looked just as good as timber.
Paul explains: “We liked the look of Residence 9 windows, with their deeper frames and corners that looked more like joined wood, rather than the mitred corners you find on most PVC-u windows. They also have an exclusive feel to them. We were looking for an experienced company that could manufacture the windows to meet our specification and HWL Windows was able to come up with a solution and a price that met our budget. As they had already supplied a house in our area, we also knew they were a reputable company.”
The couple had been renovating their six bedroom property for a year, transforming the brick Georgian-style built house into a stunning family home.
HWL Windows Group provided a complete design, planning and project management service for the couple. The project involved the production of 23 Residence 9 windows and three external composite doors with custom-designed stained glass lead effects to the top lights, plus a set of French doors to the rear of the property.
Paul explains: “It was very important to us that we retained the original character of the property, which meant replicating the same style of windows and doors. The clotted cream colour we chose for the window frames matched exactly the original colour of the painted timber windows. The front door style is the same too and it was great that HWL Windows was able to reproduce the stained glass panels above the door exactly as they were originally – they cast light into the house beautifully.”
Paul continues: “HWL did a very thorough job in planning the design and installation. Tracy, the sales co-ordinator, picked up lots of points that needed attention, which could have been missed otherwise. They also beat a number of local companies with their pricing.”
Tracy Berry, Sales Co-ordinator for HWL Windows Group, said: “Residence 9 windows were the ideal choice for this project as they perfectly complement the style of the house. The design and planning stage is really important and we pride ourselves in taking the time to ensure the windows and doors we produce met the project requirements exactly.”
HWL Windows Group has almost 15 years’ experience in supplying and installing high quality windows, doors and conservatories for self builders and home renovators. The company offers a complete one-stop solution to self builders and home improvers, which includes carrying out a double survey. This is done at the initial meeting by its surveyor and again by its installation manager just prior to fitting to ensure the products specified are completely correct and the installation runs as smoothly as possible.
Residence 9 is a popular choice for homeowners in rural and conservation areas as it means the windows can have the authentic appearance of timber, but with the low maintenance and energy efficiency benefits of PVC-u. Residence 9 aims to replicate popular 19th Century timber window designs, with the popular flush sash designs found in cottage-style homes. This means being able to replace the windows in a heritage property with an authentic design and in a range of traditional colours, without losing the character, appearance and feel of the property. Customers can also specify traditional features, such as Butt Hinges, that maintain the original aesthetics as well as authentic-looking ironmongery to provide a stunning finishing touch.
Residence 9 from HWL is suitable for everything from cottages in village locations, to period homes and authentic townhouses. Some planning authorities have approved the use of Residence 9 in Conservation Areas and for historic properties because it has been specifically designed to replicate the original window designs from the period.
HWL has the expertise, knowledge and understanding of working with self builders and home renovators on a wide range of different types of homes and has hundreds of happy customers as testament to its service.