It’s such a shame when a beautiful old building reaches the end of its original use – but we love nothing more than helping to give it a new lease of life.
Windmills, textile mills and watermills are some of the most interesting examples of British architecture but rendered obsolete in modern times many have crumbled to pieces.
The building is in a conservation area so there were strict rules and regulations about changes that could be made to the property.
Key period features like exposed brickwork and beams had been retained, but the real highlights for us were the arched windows, four on the ground floor, two in the kitchen and two in the lounge.
The owner found his beautiful period property cold and draughty in the winter months. A problem all too familiar for historic home-owners.
The apartment has six unique feature windows, each a different size with a gorgeous arched top. Because of this the owner had problems finding someone who could fit secondary glazing.
The original metal windows were kept, and we added our sleek black framed secondary glazing simple magnetic glazing units which worked well with the interior of the apartment – we used RAL 7016 which is a really popular colour for clients who are looking for a more industrial look.
We pride ourselves on maintaining the character and beauty of period properties and we did just that here. Our slimline units are virtually invisible and, in the owner’s words, are very stylish.
The apartments are now warm, cosy and comfortable. . . and the old mill will be in use for many years to come.