David Newton Associates : Consultants for the Conservation and creation of Unique Buildings
Projects: 15th Century Merchant's House, Gloucestershire
The mid 20th century softwood windows to the front of this grade II* listed 15th century merchant's house had reached the end of their serviceable life and the owners sought a more sympathetic design solution for their replacement.

A 1905 photograph of the house depicts typically Victorian joinery although in it the mirror half of the gable retains its original transom and mullion first floor window, but since inappropriately replaced precluding the opportunity of simple replication. After careful removal of the modern joinery and infill the original mortices and moulding detail to the perimeter timbers provided enough physical evidence for an accurate restoration to be considered. The ground floor arrangement was more complicated as it had undergone several changes and therefore a simple paired sash design was settled upon.

1905 photograph of the house front Elevation drawings; existing and proposed.
The works completed Proposals for the transom and mullion window
The completed transom and mullion window Proposals for leaded lights
Proposal for opening casement catch

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