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Installing modern windows while keeping a vintage look

Thursday, 13th April 2017

The owners of this home needed council approval to replace its windows. Find out how GGF Member companies helped them get it and how they now enjoy the benefits of modern energy efficient glazing.

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For homeowners that live in buildings of architectural importance replacing windows is a challenge – how to enjoy all the benefits of modern energy efficient glazing while respecting the aesthetic requirements of their properties.

That was the case with Mokoia House, which overlooks the 17th green at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire. The owners of a flat inside the building wished to upgrade their windows though needed to seek council approval to do so.

As with so many councils, South Ayrshire does not favour PVC-U in buildings of architectural importance, but as the prestigious golf club had recently had Vintage Collection sash windows approved and installed, installer Scotia Double Glazing and manufacturer Masterframe sought a meeting to see if a third floor flat, part of the existing building in Crosbie Road, Troon, could also have PVCu sash windows fitted.

As each building is decided upon on its own merits, it was far from a forgone conclusion. The local planner noted that this property was “very distinctive and has been listed for its local importance”.

New sash windows to match existing windows

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Happily for all concerned, Scotia Double Glazing demonstrated to the council the rigorous levels of quality and detailing that go into the Vintage Traditional window including authentic detailing such as mechanical butt jointed construction, astragal bars, exclusive cam catches, and internal ovolo beading.

The product, in a colour scheme to match the existing windows, along with Scotia’s sympathetic installation technique and internal finishing, would be enough to convince the Councillors to approve the installation.

Happy customers enjoy the benefits of new windows

The homeowners are delighted by both the standard of the installation provided by Scotia Double Glazing and the quality of the windows manufactured by Masterframe, which they found to be a vast improvement on the previous models, in terms of thermal performance, weatherproofing, security, noise reduction and most importantly appearance.

Need advice on replacing windows in your home? Find a local GGF Member company today.

More:
A guide to window styles
Advice on ventilation when replacing windows
Energy efficient glazing: A useful guide
When to repair or replace your windows