Before and After – a glorious Victorian window restoration

lambstongue
Lambstongue and Ovolo
29/08/2019
timber sash windows dublin
Timber Sash Windows
26/09/2019

Before and After – a glorious Victorian window restoration

Victorian window restoration
Victorian window restoration

The magnificent arched feature window lighting the staircase and hall

Victorian window restoration in south Co. Dublin

When I first visited this property in January it was in a poor state of repair. Ken Leonard construction were onsite as chief project managers. However, the window proportions were magnificent to start with. Not to mention the extraordinary and unobstructed views over the bay that these windows framed.

History

Constructed in the 1840s, this is one of the terraced houses that the Victorians built in an era where taking in the sea air was popular – as it still is! It is an imposing 3 storey over basement and over the years was converted into apartments for letting. Now the new owners have restored it to a modern family home that is filled with period features.

Victorian windows

The grand rooms of the first two floors feature tall one over one sash windows, with some measuring almost two and a half metres tall. Further drama comes from the arched window over the staircase which fills the centre of the home with light.

Additionally, the property owners had the idea to convert the kitchen window to a door, opening out to the garden. Not only does this double as a fire escape, but also provides a wonderfully modern feature in a period property. The window in question had original leaded side lights. To preserve these, yet provide good thermal efficiency, we fitted exterior secondary glazing. Hence, the coloured glazing is one of the highlights of the room and not at all impaired by the need for warmth in an old building. The finished door is an impressive 3m in height.

Details

Paint colour exterior windows: Comforth White by Farrow & Ball – colour matched in Teknos exterior joinery coatings

Paint colour interior windows: Down Pipe grey by Farrow & Ball / Strong White by Farrow & Ball

Ironmongery: polished brass

Timber: utile mahogany

Video

Enjoy this short video showcasing the window refurbishment.

Photo Gallery

Follow this photo tour through ‘before and after’ to appreciate the value new windows give to a period property.

 

original facade

The original facade

Arched window from outside

Arched window seen from outside, in a poor state of repair

The back of the building

The back of the building

Victorian home renovation

Conor Callaghan measuring the arched window for new sashes

Surveying sash windows

Surveying the sashes

Rot in the window frames

Rot in the window frames

Measuring window to convert to door

Measuring window to convert to door

Victorian restoration - front facade

Victorian restoration – front facade

Victorian window restoration

Victorian window restoration

Bedroom window with shutters and surrounds

Victorian windows

Dual colour paint finish

Victorian sash windows

Sash horn details

bathroom sliding sash windows

Bathroom sliding sash windows

window converted to french doors

Window converted to garden door

window converted to French doors

Window converted to garden door

Published 24th September 2019

Jennie Ritchie, Timeless Sash Windows

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We are using cookies on our website

Please confirm, if you accept our tracking cookies. You can also decline the tracking, so you can continue to visit our website without any data sent to third party services.