Urban & Grey talk us through a fabulous project installing vintage style windows into a Surrey home

Claire McFadyen, owner of Louisa Grace Interiors, approached us with an exciting brief, a clear vision, and some design requirements, for the glazing elements of a stunning restoration and build project. Claire’s interiors company focuses on rustic, original, vintage furniture which features throughout the property so she had her heart set on something that would highlight and enhance those aspects of her design.

The soon-to-be-refurbished property, was located in beautiful leafy Surrey. Surrounded by green fields, the doors and windows were to be a key feature, bringing some wow factor to the spaces and framing the beautiful country views outside. We were of course delighted to assist, our ‘steel look’ heritage range fitted the design brief perfectly – something in keeping with the age of the building, vintage but at the same time stylish and contemporary.  

The system has all the advantages of modern aluminium profiles, featuring the thermal breaks and vintage flair of steel but in a hybrid version that eliminates drafts. As well as quality design and the preference for slim sight lines, thermal efficiency is an extremely high priority for our clients, so this range is becoming very popular. It is also surprisingly competitively priced, and manufacturing to delivery can be expedited to meet the build timings and deadlines. The heritage range offered every option Claire could possibly need with French doors, single doors, fixed screens, tilt and turn, side hung or top hung open out casements. Plus, the classic bars are designed to suit the client’s preference and can be formed of very slim horizontal bars, cross over bars or true dividers. 

Since completing, we continue to see a lot of interest and demand for art deco, New York loft style windows, doors and screens. They look fantastic in both modern and old properties and can be used for internal room dividers and partitions. We think this beautiful project really showcases the beauty and versatility of our aluminium Heritage Steel Look range, combined with the stunning interiors – a project Urban & Grey are very proud to have been played a part in.   


Main Image: Claire McFadyen’s choices of a freestanding kitchen with no upper cupboards and a big chandelier, keeps all eyes up towards the bright feature windows. Above Left: A classic Belfast sink adds to the vintage vibe of this country kitchen, and it sits front and centre beneath the windows so you can look out at the view while washing.

Above: The same New-York loft style glazing is used throughout the living space in doors, skylights and windows for a sense of continuity.

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