Master refurbishment

Masterframe Windows has helped to refurbish Barking Town Hall, a project that included retaining the original character of the building with ‘like for like’ replacement of 220 sash windows.

Carol Slade, sales and operations director, commented: “When we were first approached, our main challenge was to present a credible case for sash windows manufactured using composite materials instead of timber.

“It was critical to prove to all parties that our windows were a perfect low maintenance timber alternative so that the project team was completely confident in how they would look and perform.”

The specification chosen was the Masterframe Vintage Conservation sash window complete with slender 39mm sash rail, deep bottom rails, patented Timberweld butt joints, lower sash bar handles to assist with opening the extra-large windows and dual foil, cream externally and white internally.

The windows were Secured by Design approved and featured energy efficient solar controlled glass.