Secondary GlazingARCHITECT / CONTRACTOR
R Durtnell & Sons Ltd.ABOUT PROJECT
This London mews house was in need of modernisation to the doors and windows. It was vital the existing sash windows were kept in order to preserve the Georgian facade of the property from the street, situated as it is in a historically important part of London.
Internal timber subframes were created to house the new bronze casements, which were conscientiously designed so that the bronze frames would follow the sightlines of the original external timber frames and thus maintain the aesthetic of the building.
These new bronze casements have introduced numerous advantages you would expect from secondary glazing, such as improved energy efficiency and noise reduction, certainly crucial for a busy London street.
First floor bronze doors provide access to the balcony, and together with top opening transom windows can create much needed air flow on hot city days. Bronze casements are fully utilised here to not only preserve the architectural integrity of a character building but to realise the potential of a comfortable, contemporary home.RETURN TO ALL CASE STUDIES