Bringing history up to date

Redeveloping a prominent local site is always a huge responsibility. Even more so when the site is steeped in more than a millennia of history. So, when the developers at Brebur took on the bespoke redevelopment of the historic Featherstone Hall, the last of four great houses that once dominated the West Yorkshire village of North Featherstone, near Pontefract, they chose Quickslide for the heritage windows and doors needed to complete the site.

Over the past two years, Featherstone Hall and its surrounding grounds have been transformed into 15 beautiful and contemporary family homes, each reflecting the prominence and grandeur of the historical area. The hall itself has been converted into three period family homes, while the sympathetically restored coach house is now a detached, three-bedroom home. In addition, there are 11, detached family homes, each designed in keeping with the classic, elegant feel.

Quickslide provided 222 products for the development, including PVC-U sash windows, sliding patio doors, bi-fold doors and Solidor composite doors – all in anthracite grey for a contemporary twist on the period look. The result is a stunning collection of quality windows and doors that perform as well as they look, offering unrivalled security and energy efficiency, the fabricator claims.

Brebur, which knew of Quickslide’s reputation as a supplier of Solidor composite doors, choose the award-winning fabricator for the project as it offered quality products within the right price range, when compared to similar products on the market. The developers particularly commended Quickslide’s sliding sash, for being robust and exuding style and quality once installed. Brebur representatives also praised Quickslide’s easy and helpful buying process, that they described as a credit to the company.

“A project like Featherstone Hall showcases all the things we excel at,” said Ben Weber, Quickslide’s managing director: “Quality, contemporary windows and doors that bring all the benefits of modern PVC-U to the traditional, beautifully aesthetic window designs of the past. We launched our flagship Legacy VS in 2019 – a window that set new standards of authenticity and quality for PVC-U vertical sliders – as part of our £2m investment programme, to ensure we can continue to look forward to offering our customers more of the innovative, stylish products that home owners will delight in.”