Updating your property with new windows and doors can be a fantastic investment and a great way to transform the appearance, comfort and security of your home. However, if you’re living in a period property, it can be a daunting process as any new installation should be carefully considered and should always be in-keeping with the property’s history. If carried out successfully though, updating your windows can dramatically increase the value of your property, help you cut down on energy bills and add a new lease of life to your family home. At Walkers Windows our experienced sales team can help guide you in the right direction, no matter what period your property is!
To help you make a start on renovating your home, here are a couple of popular period properties and some tips on how you can make sure any improvements don’t ruin its historic characteristics.
The Georgian period begins with the reign of George I in 1714 officially ends, with George IV’s death in 1830; loosely speaking the term covers the 18th century. If you’re living in a Georgian property and thinking about installing new windows and doors it is important to consider the style and colour scheme of your new additions.
Georgian properties tend to be four stories high and fitted with typical sash window format. You will find shorter windows on the ground floor and the tallest and most elegant windows on the first. The top floors will, more often than not, have the smallest square windows, as this is where the servants lived. When updating your windows sliding sash windows are the most appropriate for this type of property. All Walkers sliding sash windows are fitted with A-rated glass which will help you save money on your energy bills by keeping the cold out and the heat in.
If you’re thinking about a new front door, try and stick to bold greens and reds or opt for subtle blues. Our composite doors are available in a wide selection of relevant colours and a vast array of styles – finding one to suit your property will be easy, the hard part is deciding on which one!
Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901 was a period of profound change. The Industrial Revolution saw the introduction of mass production techniques and the beginning of world trade. Victorian homes are typically built from brick or stone with a lime mortar or render. In 1832, with the invention of mass glass production, sliding sash windows (with four and six panes) became popular and are therefore the obvious choice when updating your home with new windows. Although your new sliding sash windows will be made from A-rated, energy efficient glass, all our styles look completely at home in a period property. Plus, not only will new windows ensure that your home not only looks great but you can also boast the highest security available.
Colour schemes of the Victorian period are rich and intense; deep purples, ruby reds and forest green all of which were popular choices for home décor. Walkers Windows composite doors come in a whole host of colours to match the style of your Victorian property. Why not start designing yours today with our fabulous online door designer.
French doors are in-fitting with most period properties and can be a great way to add light and space to your home, whilst also helping to exclude draughts and reduce heat loss.
There are an elegant addition to any home and are available in a range of colours and styles. If you’re thinking about installing French doors in your Victorian property, it would advised that you stick to darker colours such as rosewood or black and steer away from white or pastel shades.
For more information about styles and colours Walkers Windows have to offer, why not visit our website or call us on 0800 849 2229 for a free no obligation quotation!