Cornwall LivingIssue #63
A modernised tradition
Bringing traditional sash windows into the 21st century is the Bygone range, at Helston-based Collington and Co.
Based on Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate in Helston, Collington & Co operate in Cornwall, installing a whole range of conservatories including Georgian and Victorian, as well as double glazing and replacement windows and doors in all different styles.
“They combine the low-maintenance and energy efficiency of modern materials with the classic aesthetics and traditional design features of timber.”
Recently, the team proudly announced the inclusion of the Bygone range – a collection of high end, timber effect, sliding sash windows. Bygone windows are the ideal replacement for your original box sash windows. They combine the low-maintenance and energy efficiency of modern materials with the classic aesthetics and traditional design features of timber.
But what makes Bygone stand out from other ranges? Firstly, the attention to detail in this collection is truly exceptional and what’s more, they are so authentic that the windows have been specified and approved in conservation areas nationwide, where maintaining traditional aesthetics is crucial.
For hundreds of years, traditional sliding sash windows have been a feature of period properties, but they can be high maintenance, draughty, difficult to clean and very inefficient. The Bygone Collection – designed to create an authentic reproduction of the traditional sash window, but made with modern materials – is perfect for proud owners of period properties, enabling them to retain their home’s special charm while bypassing many of the previous challenges.
Collington and Co are exclusive stockists of the Bygone Collections in Cornwall, joining the national network of premier partners, a partnership based on shared values; quality, honesty and products that are built to last.
Every window is made bespoke for individual clients, ensuring the windows are a perfect fit and suited to each customer’s personal preferences. The Bygone range includes the Symphony, Harmony and Melody collection, each offering a huge variety of features, including: wood foil finish, bespoke furniture in a wide range of colour and timber style butt joints, as well as displaying modern performance, being energy efficient and Secured by Design approved. They’re also incredibly low maintenance, with a tilt-in facility that allows for easy cleaning.
Indeed, what the team says is true: You won’t believe it’s not timber!
"They combine the low-maintenance and energy efficiency of modern materials with the classic aesthetics and traditional design features of timber."