Profile 22’s Optima Flush Casement Windows have been fitted as part of a sympathetic restoration at The Hand at Llanarmon Country House and Spa. The Hand at Llanarmon is an ancient hostelry tucked away in the Berwyn Mountains close to Llangollen in Wales. The building underwent a sympathetic restoration to preserve its character and sense of history while upgrading its fabric. The choice of windows in such a sensitive refurbishment was critical but Optima Flush Casement Windows from Profile 22 offered the perfect solution.
The windows were manufactured by Emplas and installed by Oswestry Windows & Doors Ltd (OWD). The company has over 75 years of combined experience and ensures complete customer satisfaction on every project.
The OWD team recommended Optima Flush Casement Windows for the front elevation of the building where the window aesthetics were critical and used standard Optima casement windows for the remaining replacement windows.
Optima Flush Casement Windows replicate the original features of timber casement windows because every detail was designed from scratch to deliver impressively authentic period looks. Features and options include mechanical jointing, a dummy sash to give a balanced look, a deep bottom rail to replicate original timber frames, and authentic hardware including monkey-tail handles and dummy peg stays.
OWD installed the windows over a three-week period due to the complexities involved in replacing windows in a heritage property. Now complete, The Hand at Llanarmon is a more thermally efficient and secure building while still retaining all its historical significance.
Jonathan Greatorex, owner of The Hand at Llanarmon, commented on the refurbishment project: “Simply brilliant. OWD did a massive three-week job. The fitters were superb and their attention to detail was second to none. They deserve to be rightly proud of an incredible job well done.”
Matthew Dunne-Smith, Owner at OWD, concluded: “The quality of Optima products is exceptional and allow us to work on high-profile projects such as The Hand with complete confidence. The finished result is superb and we are delighted with this project.”