Selectaglaze thermally enhances 19th Century Lodge to 21st Century standards

Built at the start of the 19th Century, this striking entrance lodge located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire has morphed into a comfortable living space with the assistance of Selectaglaze secondary glazing. The lodge is at the entrance of an estate that leads to a main country house built in 1675.

The magnificent Grade II Listed lodge is of brick construction but clad with decorative carved renaissance style panels and painted entirely black. The ornate panels and barge boards adorned with garlands of fruit, Acanthus leaves and scrolls are set off by twisted columns supporting the jettied upper story.

The lodge fell into a state of disrepair a few years ago and required a thorough renovation, including the more recent sympathetic rear extension, before being deemed suitable for inclusion in the rental market.

All of the original leaded light windows were kept but they offered poor insulation and were unable to retain heat efficiently. To improve the insulation, a bespoke solution was required which would not detract from the historic features so the Estate Manager Giles Paddison contacted Selectaglaze, to provide a solution for the thermal inefficiencies.

In all, Selectaglaze installed six units from its Series 10 range and one Series 45 single side hung casement. Both ranges are slimline solutions ideal for heritage projects, as they introduce minimal sightlines and are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. This, along with high performance seals, helped to virtually eliminate unwanted draughts and provide a more comfortable living space for the tenants. The inclusion of a low emissivity hard coat on the laminate glass reduces the U-value of the window combination to the range 1.7 to 1.9 W/m²K.

Established in 1966, Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing.

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