As always with this successful house builder, A B Canham & Son, this multi plot development project arrived with us as a pile of architects’ drawings out to tender. We duly went through and after a few questions to their surveyors, as is normal, quoted everything up.
As is clear from the photos, the specification of the new build homes was very high, so the windows and doors had to match. The main contractor entertained the idea of timber windows and doors, but two things put them off it. Firstly, whilst timber does undoubtedly look fantastic, from a main contractor’s point of view, they represent quite a high cost, and with coloured uPVC windows, a similar look can be achieved at a fraction of the cost. Secondly, as an experienced NHBC builder, the main contractor had experienced maintenance problems before with timber, particularly when they had chosen cheaper timber species.
So, the decision was made that the windows were to be from our coloured uPVC windows range. After a visit to our Kent showroom (TN12 9BT) to see different colour samples, ‘Golden Oak’ or ‘Light Oak’ was the specific colour they went for. This was because it was the best match for the oak beams on the gables of the property.
We knew the customer was keen to give the new builds a bit of character and not look too ‘new’, so we suggested using our 9mm antique lead in either a square lead or diamond lead design. They opted for the square lead option.
The oak coloured uPVC windows were ordered, surveyed, manufactured and installed over a two week period without drama. The end result is exactly what our customer was after and we are proud to say we installed into these lovely homes.
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