Profile 22 fabricator, A & D Joinery Ltd, has recently manufactured and fitted 43 new arched Optima windows for the sympathetic landmark refurbishment of Hindley Cemetery Lodge in Hindley, Greater Manchester.
The sensitive importance of Hindley Cemetery Lodge meant the new windows needed to complement the existing historic building design. Furthermore, the homeowner was keen to preserve the original building architecture and the windows needed to fit into the double-arched stone façade of the building.
Following a detailed feasibility study undertaken by A & D Joinery Ltd, the decision was made to upgrade the ageing timber windows, replacing them with architecturally sensitive double-glazed versions. Profile 22’s award-winning Optima windows with arched top design were quickly identified as the window that would deliver the solution required. In this case, the windows were manufactured in black external and white internal foiling to replicate the heritage aesthetics and enhance the building’s appearance.
Attention to detail and exacting standards were evident at every level. Dave Smith, Director of A & D Joinery, said: “Due to the building’s historic build, the job was complex as we needed to re-line the windows inside the aperture with timber batons to ensure the character of the property could be maintained. We also fitted the windows with low-e argon filled double glazed units to improve energy ratings and soundproofing.”
The new Optima arched top windows have transformed the building capturing many of the key features of traditional design and delivering all the benefits that a modern replacement window should offer.
Design and installation of the 43 windows was completed within the scheduled four-week timeframe, with works meticulously planned to minimise disruption for the homeowner. Dave said: “We pride ourselves on delivering our projects to exacting customer briefs on time and on budget. And Hindley Cemetery Lodge was no exception. It was a pleasure working on this landmark property.”
The finished result has upgraded the appearance of Hindley Cemetery Lodge, restoring its stunning heritage looks. It has also improved the thermal efficiency of the building and reduced maintenance requirements too. It is the perfect example of how Optima windows can combine modern day benefits with heritage authenticity to deliver an outstanding end result.