Our heritage line is designed to replicate the flush sash designs found in cottage properties in our villages. It enables you to replace your windows / doors with an authentic design and in authentic colours, without losing the character appearance and feel of the period. Crucially, you can now achieve this in a virtually maintenance free composite material.
A conservation area is an area of specific achitectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance. Many of your towns, local street scapes rely on historic windows for much of their architectural impact and character. Inappropriate, poor quality replacement windows can easily erode traditional features on historic buildings.
Article 4 is when a planning authority applies to restrict development rights in a conservation area. Replacement windows then need planning approval and conservation area consent. This is quite right done to preserve architectural merit. Some planning authorities precluded the use of modern materials because the window designs were inappropriate in size, shape and design. A more modern approach has been to approve the use of Residence 9 because of its consideration of the Article 4 directives. It has been specifically designed to replicate the documented historical window designs from the period.
"The use of the modern material will be accepted provided that the window is of design, dimensions, detailing and opening mechanisms are similar to the original window"
Listed buildings are the most important buildings in the town and are protected nationally with specific control over alterations. It is generally more difficult to replace windows in these buildings and approval must be obtained via English Heritage or Historic Scotland. Whilst Residence 9 is an authentic looking window it is generally preferred to repair windows in listed buildings.
For an extra charge, Wamstyle can complete planning applications for you.
For more information about our Heritage line then call us now on 01252 266215 to discuss your requirements or to book an appointment