In Peak Condition

Heritage window restoration

In the Peak District, adjacent to Lyme Park National Trust, sits the latest installation from The Residence Collection which, it claims, showcases the heritage credentials of R9.

Lyme Park is a large country estate managed by the National Trust with the mansion house designated as a Grade I listed building.

The project that was carried out by Alexander Windows, sits in the local conservation area, one of 109 in the Peak District National Park. The Residence Collection has a long history working with local authorities on such projects.


 “We were given the brief to improve the thermal efficiency of the property, all within Article four conservation guidelines. The Residence Collection was the solution due to its high-performance, authentic design and imitation of timber.”

– Lauren Tutton 

Associate director, Alexander Windows.


Decorative finishes

With a clotted cream exterior and grained white internal finish, the windows also feature antique black monkey tail handles, working peg and stay, mechanical joints, horizontal Georgian bars and a 28mm decorative glazing bead to complete the finish.

The objective was to mimic the original windows and harness modern-day materials for lower maintenance and improved energy efficiency.



"It’s always great to get feedback from our clients and hear how happy they are with their new window and doors and they loved the fact that the windows replicated traditional manufacturing methods," adds Alexander Windows' Tutton. “The Residence Collection has been specifically designed to aesthetically replicate documented historical window designs of the 19th Century and therefore have been approved and specified in many areas across the UK.”


Positive impact

Jo Trotman, marketing manager of The Residence Collection says: "This is a great example of R9 windows for conservation areas. There’s little to distinguish them from the originals in terms of dimensions, sightlines and even colour and it’s made a very positive impact on this period property, much to the delight of the local planning department and the homeowner."

Picture: Lyme Park National Trust has seen The Residence Collection's latest installation.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
22nd September 2021


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