Project description

Originally dating back to the 1850s, Waterside Barn is located in rural Lincolnshire and enjoys open views across the fields and the nearby waterways. The property benefits from lovely large windows in the living room (originally the tractor barn with large openings where the big barn doors used to be) and some cute picture windows that perfectly frame the views from all sides of the property. Previously, the owner had commissioned a local carpenter to make the windows but these were poorly made and didn’t perform as expected allowing draughts and rain to leak into the house. As a result of the poor workmanship of the original windows, they started to allow water to get into the joints and began to rot.

Following a tour of George Barnsdale’s factory and showroom in nearby Donington, the homeowners were impressed and reassured by the lengths the company goes to in order to ensure the windows last and perform exceptionally well. They were particularly impressed with details like the end grain sealing and precision manufacturing to ensure the joints fit perfectly in order to prevent water ingress. The robotic 4 stage paint process also impressed the couple who witnessed the machine precisely reaching every possible surface of the windows and doors.

The largest casement windows were designed to have chunky profiles and extended window cills to achieve the aesthetic of the building. In addition to the living room windows, there are two floor to ceiling windows in the downstairs bedrooms as well as the more standard sized casement windows in the dining room and other upstairs windows. There is a stunning stable door that leads into the main garden and another stable door that leads to the vegetable garden.

Opting for a painted finish to match Farrow & Ball French Grey and hardware from the Foundry collection, the colour perfectly matches the existing french doors and windows.  A European Oak entrance door has replaced their current painted softwood door and sits perfectly in the existing oak porch.