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Style & Comfort: Three Ways To Improve Your Period Property

Admin May 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Improving or renovating a period property has to be a labour of love. Cost-cutting and improvisation are not going to maintain the beautiful period features and the feel of the house, but there are ways to renovate, modernise and create more space using modern materials such as UPVC, while adding value to your property without it costing a fortune.

New Windows and Doors

Windowfix believe in tradition, so if your house has sash or Georgian windows for example, then they should be replaced like-for-like. With a wood grain finish such as antique oak, Irish oak, mahogany and rustic cherry, authenticity is not a problem. Often Georgian windows are leaded and bevelled and sometimes windows and doors can be so unique that they need to be custom-made.
However, where possible, Windowfix can make repairs that will not only save money, but look wonderful when completed. Bear in mind also the need for traditional framed double glazing, which will keep the heat in, and cold and noise out.

Victorian Style Conservatory or Orangery

This is not only a great way to add extra space, but it also blends in with the period features of your property and increases value. Windowfix is able to help design your conservatory or orangery using 3D technology. A photo is taken of your home and it is then possible to create, with your input, a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing design. This way you can see exactly how it will look and make any changes to ensure perfection.
As planning permission will almost certainly be needed, Windowfix helps you with this and you will have the peace of mind knowing that the price you pay is for the finished product including electrics, plastering, tiling and landscaping.

Loft Conversion

Bedrooms in period properties can be small, making it difficult to create a master bedroom with an en-suite. The perfect solution, without taking anything away from the character, is a loft conversion. Most period properties have a large roof space which will undoubtedly need insulating, so why not create a superb bedroom at the same time?
Depending on the size, you may not require planning permission, but you will need to obtain building regulations approval. However if you wish to change the fa├žade of the property by perhaps adding a dormer window, then the materials used must match the existing ones, which is where Windowfix can help.
If you are planning on upgrading windows and doors or adding a conservatory to your period property, in the Leicester and Hinckley area, contact Windowfix for first-class workmanship at affordable prices. 

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