Renovating an Edwardian home [Secured by Design]

Leading UK manufacturer of uPVC sash windows and Secured by Design (SBD) member company Roseview Windows have undertaken the renovation on an Edwardian house in Bedfordshire.


The Edwardian home renovations included changing the original single glazed, draughty, timber sash windows. The sashes had previously been painted shut to minimise heat loss, but this was proving both inconvenient and ineffective.

The homeowners wanted to find replacement windows that were indistinguishable from their original timbers, but in a low maintenance form that offered significantly better security and thermal efficiency.  Having spent months looking around for the right solution, the homeowners found Roseview and specifically the Ultimate Rose range, the most authentic window on the timber-alternative market, which would match their original timber sashes like-for-like.

The windows were finished in a chalk white texture with an Edwardian astragal bar design, seamless run-through horns, deep cills, SBD accreditation and shark fin limit stops throughout. Additionally, Ultimate Rose comes with A rated energy efficiency as standard, meaning lower heating bills month-to-month and a reduced carbon footprint for the owners.

Ultimate Rose sash window


The homeowners now have sash windows that never need repainting and will naturally keep their home insulated and secure without sacrificing authenticity.

Ruari Robertson, Secured by Design, said: “This is an excellent example of a member company providing a sustainable and secure solution that is in keeping with the look and feel of a particular property. I commend them for their sterling work in fulfilling what must have been a quite difficult brief.”

Keane Grantham – Marketing Manager at Roseview Windows, said: “This project was a perfect example of how our Ultimate Rose sash window provides a solution for replacing timber windows that are beyond repair. As a result, the homeowners now have authentic sash windows with enhanced security and improved energy efficiency, all whilst retaining the Edwardian aesthetic of their property”.



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