Project description

Running from the Palace of Westminster to Blackfriars Bridge, Victoria Embankment is a great example of Victorian engineering and innovation. Properties in this part of London are highly sought after and the local planning authority works hard to protect the historic integrity of the buildings and the wider area. When it came to replacing the timber windows at number 58, we worked closely with contractors Kier to develop authentic timber sash windows and doors that help to deliver modern day practicality whilst respecting the heritage of the local area.

Since the building was to be used as office space with air conditioning, we were asked to supply fixed rather than opening sash windows but aesthetically, it is impossible to tell the difference from the outside. All 44 timber windows at the front of the building and five sets of french patio doors were designed, manufactured and installed by George Barnsdale. Opting for Grandis hardwood throughout the project and painted in white RAL 9016, the products were glazed with 6mm toughened 16mm Argon/6.4mm.

Commenting, Steve Dixon, Sales Director said “This was a lovely project in an area of immense historical interest and we were delighted to provide our sensitively designed, bespoke timber windows and french doors as part of wider efforts to maintain and protect these important buildings.”