MendersCambridgeshire View project details
Located in the farming village of Abington Piggots, Menders is a new build property that fits seamlessly with its rural surroundings that are rich in history, with many local properties being listed.
Wooden casement windows have featured in buildings dating back to the 16th century, prominently featuring in farmhouses and cottages. The Tudor period favoured intricate designs, which have been replicated in this build.
To remain absolutely true to the style of a traditional Tudor period farmhouse, the wooden casement windows were fitted further forward than is common in modern day building practice.
The flush casement windows to the front of the farmhouse were coated with an “off white” external finish. This is in contrast to the windows that were fitted to the black weather boarded section, which had a “graphite black” paint finish applied externally to blend in.
All of the windows were manufactured from Red Grandis which combines high grade quality and structural stability and takes coating very well, which is especially well suited to the graphite black paint finish. They also all have Bioclean® glass which is a low-maintenance self-cleaning glass that is ideal for such an exposed rural setting.
In addition to the wooden casement windows, George Barnsdale also supplied Menders with a series of doors. The main entrance door, to the front of the farmhouse was manufactured from European Oak and was finished with a light oak stain coating, provides natural warmth to the front of the property, especially against the black weather boarding located to the right of this entrance.
The French doors were manufactured from Red Grandis and are dual colour, to blend both internally and externally.