White leaded windows in engineered timber

accoya wood

We recently carried out a property renovation on a traditional, period property in Stretton, near Warrington. The homeowners in question have recently moved into the property and were looking to renovate the building. One of the things that they were most keen to achieve with the renovation was to add their own personal touches to their new home and make the property feel truly theirs.

Accoya wood:

The windows and doors we installed in the property were made of Accoya wood. Accoya is a special type of treated softwood that is an excellent thermal insulator, extremely durable, and that naturally repels insects and water. As a result, it has superb durability and an excellent lifespan, making it perfect for use in renovations. Thanks to our new routing machine, which we were able to create bespoke frames that perfectly matched the curving window lintels of the property.

White Leaded glass

The windows utilised white ‘leading’ to match the traditional aesthetic of the property. In the past before modern glass technology developed to what it is today, glazing could only be created in small sections. As a result, strips of lead were used to hold the glazing in place, creating the diagonal pattern that we are familiar with today. These strips allowed a fair amount of natural light into the window, whilst supporting the glazing in the pane itself.
Nowadays, there isn’t really a practical need for leading. Instead, specially created, narrower strips of lead are used to enhance the traditional aesthetic of a property. We used white leading in the glazing we installed to match with the aesthetic of the property.

Repeat customers

The homeowners were so pleased with the quality of the renovation we carried out that they recommended us to friends, and we gained repeat customers as a result. The quality of service you’ll receive from Reddish Joinery really is something to shout about!

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