20Apr 2023

A traditional Barn Conversion in Wakefield

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This appearance of this grade 2 listed barn conversion in Wakefield has been completely transformed by the new windows and doors. While aesthetics are important the homeowners wanted to increase the thermal efficiency of their home whilst at the same time being sympathetic to the building. Security and safety were also paramount concerns for this young family’s home.

The redesigned front door has created a really grand entrance to arrive home to. Being the first thing you see, and the first thing you touch, it sets the tone for the rest of the house. The British made black cast iron ironmongery is robust, secure and smart too.

The windows in the front are floating mullion casements or fly-mullion casements. They still have a post, so they look like the windows below, but when they open the post isn’t connected to the frame at the top and bottom. So the window opens in a similar way to French windows in order to meet escape regulations but also to maintain the same sightlines & visual appearance as the ground floor windows.

We painted the windows and doors in a heritage shade of greeny grey which compliments the stone and gives a contemporary look whilst still being traditional and in keeping. Previously the softwood dark stain was not to the owners taste and gave the façade a gloomy feel while also darkening the interior. The whole house now feels much lighter, airier and more spacious as well as complimenting the internal colour scheme.

We craft all our doors and windows from premium materials and when combined together offer the highest energy performance, resulting in lower heating bills and a warmer more comfortable home. We specified laminate glazing for all the ground floor windows and doors, which improves security and also reduces noise.