Cornwall LivingIssue #101
A modern classic
Collington & Company, specialists in conservatories, windows and doors, are delighted to offer Residence 9 windows to Cornish homeowners.
Cornwall is home to more than its share of Conservation Areas – protected to ensure the longevity of their special architectural and historical interest. And while they are undeniably charming and characterful places to live, such protections can make updating your home tricky. Home improvements, in such circumstances, are required to be sympathetic to a home’s original character, in keeping with its historical aesthetic, so when it comes to replacing doors and windows, available solutions often feel more than a few steps behind those at the top end of the market.
This is where ‘R9’ comes in. Short for ‘Residence 9’, this new range of windows has been designed to authentically replicate the traditional timber sightlines of 19th century timber designs, but with a twist. Despite replicating the hand-crafted features of classic timber windows, the R9 range employs the repeatability of modern machine processes, and the result is undeniably authentic. They’re available in a range of heritage colours too, enabling you to perfectly complement your home inside and out, whether your style is period or contemporary. No painting or staining is required, and the uniquely engineered ‘easy clean’ rebates mean keeping your windows in tip-top condition has never been simpler.
These modern processes extend to the performance, too, and R9’s market leading design has achieved one of the highest classifications on the British Standard weather test, thanks to its robust design and incorporation of glass bonding, which is used in some of the world’s most famous modern skyscrapers. Add to this a certified window energy rating of A++, and you have a product that far surpasses British Building Regulation requirements, one that proffers lower energy bills and keeps you cosy in the winter, cool in the summer.
Bespoke options can satisfy a range of properties, from the grandeur of a stately home to the solid good looks of Georgian and Victorian, right the way through to the present day. Cottage windows, French, residential and composite doors can all be accommodated for, as can orangeries and garden rooms. The range is a market leader in thermal and acoustic too, and is completely bespoke – tailorable to both your home’s aesthetic and your personal taste thanks to a unique range of handles and peg-stays.
If your home could benefit from a Residence 9 makeover, why not contact the team at Collington & Company, Helston, to find out more?
Collington & Company