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Windows from JELD-WEN, one of the UK's leading
manufacturers of timber windows, were specified for the
refurbishment of a landmark historic pub to meet strict
conservation-area planning requirements.
A local developer with a particular interest in architectural
conservation, has restored the former Crossing Gate public house in
Liss, Hampshire, which dates from the mid
19th century, back to its former glory. Two
stunning homes were created by converting the original pub and
three further new Victorian-style cottages were built in the
grounds. The public house, once the heart of this lovely
rural village, had closed in recent years and fallen into a
derelict state and required considerable restoration.
JELD-WEN's Regency Stormsure windows, with an authentic
vertical bar design, were specified to meet the planning conditions
in this picturesque area, which now forms part of the new South
Downs National Park.
The developer said: "The windows had to tick all the boxes of
the local authority conservationists in terms of style and
construction, as well as conforming to some extremely high
noise-reduction stipulations. The Regency Stormsure range
from JELD-WEN provided the perfect solution and the effect is quite
stunning. These comments are reflected in the development
attracting huge acclaim locally and seemingly being earmarked for a
number of architectural awards."
The new windows were the perfect complement to the large
building, which incorporates a classic double-fronted Victorian
façade, with two bays. The overall look to both the
conversion and new build cottages provides real impact, with
alternating pale blue and light yellow paint finishes on the
rendered exteriors, chosen from an early Victorian colour
palette. All five dwellings were supplied with the same style
of white timber windows, supplied to JELD-WEN's hi-build factory
finish to provide a superior appearance and enhance their
longevity. They also met high thermal performance
requirements, achieving a U value of 1.4
The Crossing Gate pub, which at the turn of the century was
known as the Station Hotel, is recognised by many as a highly
visible landmark building, sitting adjacent to the main London to
Portsmouth railway line. This small and exclusive finished
development has proved hugely popular with buyers, with all
properties selling off-plan before construction and restoration
were even halfway completed.
Richard Lane, Sales Specialist at JELD-WEN, said: "It is great
to be involved in a conservation project where, apart from meeting
all the planning and performance requirements, you can materially
contribute to returning a piece of England's heritage back to its
rightful position as the centre-piece of a village."
All JELD-WEN windows benefit from full Chain of Custody
certification, which means they originate from well managed forests
with strict reforestation programmes and therefore further enhances
the sustainability of the properties.
For more information on timber windows or for a copy of the
latest catalogue, contact JELD-WEN on 0845 1222 890.