This beautiful new home at Great Wolford, a village at the southern tip of Warwickshire, extends an old agricultural barn in a style sensitive to its rural location while delivering all the benefits of modern-day living including, energy performance, security and sustainability.
Cotswold Casements’ package for the project included the supply of nine BFRC B energy-rated W30 windows mainly measuring 500 mm wide by 920 mm tall, powder-coated in black to provide both a decorative finish and further protection over the hot-dip galvanising. The windows were glazed with 4-10-4 IG units featuring soft coat Low-E glass with a warm-edge spacer bar and Krypton gas filling; giving an overall U-value of 2.0 W/m/K.
In addition, the tall entrance structures which typify old agricultural barns have been infilled with a series of 10 W20 section doors, and a further 16 W20 fixed lights, all 2100 mm high. There were also eight W20 raked lights to complete the sloping geometry of the door openings; the largest measuring 2500 mm wide by 900 mm high. These contained 4-8-4 IG units using toughened glass and Edgetech super spacer bars, again Krypton filled to optimise energy saving.
The owner and builder of the property, Mr Semenenko, commented: “Cotswold Casements has been supplying me with windows for different projects for nearly 25 years and offers a really superior service specialising in this type of heritage work. The property has been converted and extended from an old workshop using Cotswold limestone and virtually all reclaimed materials. I use steel windows because they suit the appearance of this type of property, where wood or other frames would look too heavy.”