Why we’re the top joinery specialists in Essex
Promising to deliver exceptional timber doors, windows and roof lanterns to your property, Westbury Windows and Joinery have worked on plenty of projects in the Essex area. We take a look at some of our favourites.
With our specialist joinery workshop, head office and showroom based in the heart of the Essex countryside, we’re very proud of our heritage. With Chelmsford only 8 miles northwest of us and the wild and beautiful Essex marshes and grasslands just to the south, it’s a perfect location. What’s more, our clients have always appreciated how our products are British made and will often visit and take a tour around our workshop to see the production line for themselves. Over the last 30 years, we’ve worked hard to build a reputation for being the top joinery specialists in Essex. It’s only natural that many of our clients are based in the local area too; here are some of our favourites.
New build home in Essex with Sash Windows
The clients wanted to renovate and their period house while still maintaining it’s traditional feel. They approached Edward Parsley Associates to expand their home by designing a two-storey extension to the side elevation and a single-storey extension to the rear. Being joinery specialists in Essex, we designed new, bespoke windows and doors for the whole property. We replaced rotting sash windows with our high-performance Spring Balanced Sash Windows, painted in a fresh Westbury White. Sash Windows are seeing a surge in popularity at the moment – find out why in our previous article: The return of the timber Sash Window.
The single-storey extension to the rear acts as an additional exit point from the house, and new 6 & 3 leaf folding door sets open out to the garden. We raised the flat roof extension with a magnificent square glazed roof lantern that brings plenty of natural light into the room below.
We produced traditional Georgian 6 over six 6 window glazing bar designs, which complimented the 6 pane door designs with lower bolection-moulded panels. We painted the doors in a bold Westbury Black colour, which perfectly contrasted against a Westbury White surround frame. Finally, we manufactured a magnificent double doorway with a beautiful, glazed fanlight featuring a traditional fishtail glazing bar design. The whole property was fully rendered to visually bring all the different house sections together, appearing as if the new extensions had always been there.
Refurbishment in Essex with timber windows
The owners were an existing Westbury client who had a pool house and garden room built in their previous home by our sister company, Westbury Garden Rooms. They purchased a derelict property that required a complete refurbishment. We replaced the windows in the exact style and design as the originals, with a lead design instead of glazing bars. Throughout the first floor of the property, we fitted legacy box sash windows. To the property’s left-hand side, beautiful fully-opening French casement windows transformed two first-floor bays. Directly under the bays on the ground floor, we included a unique French casement window with a lower decorative bolection panel.
Finally, we designed a perfectly balanced octagonal roof lantern with electrically operated ventilation vents with automatic control and a grand two-storey main entrance glazed screen for the house’s front. We manufactured the screen in engineered, sustainably sourced oak, painted in Westbury Black with oak stained interiors to match the floor. To maximise the light that would stream into the hall and ensure a more extensive sightline from the inside, we directly glazed the individual panels on-site, making more glazing visible. We used antique led in the glazing to ensure the dark-coloured detailing won’t fade. Take a look at our case study for more information.
Essex home with Accoya windows and doors
With their country-style property in Essex in need of an update, the homeowners wanted to replace their existing uPVC windows and doors with beautifully crafted timber products instead. An extension to the rear required a new roof lantern, and a traditional timber-framed barn outbuilding needed new windows and an entrance door. We worked closely with the family’s architects to supply 26 windows in various sizes to suit the property’s scale and proportions. We fitted side-hung opening Casement Windows from our heritage collection, with friction hinges instead of traditional butt hinges throughout the house and the outbuilding.
The windows all feature Accoya cill extensions and Tricoya cheeks to heads and jambs to accommodate the exterior weatherboarding at the rear of the building. We specified a French Window on the upper floor to meet with escape regulations. Without a centre post, otherwise known as a mullion, the window offers uninterrupted views. We also included cleverly concealed trickle vents to ensure the windows complied with ventilation requirements. Outward-opening folding doors on the ground floor perfectly matched the windows. For the master bedroom, we designed outward opening French Doors with sidelights. A roof lantern transformed the simple flat-roof extension, creating a bright and spacious room that now benefits from the additional ceiling height and sunshine.
Quality timber doors and windows revamp Essex home
Previously, this property’s standard-grade timber windows were plain-looking, possibly leftover from when the house was first built. We advised that the homeowners opt for traditional windows with a cottage aesthetic to add a touch of charm to their home. The new windows give the illusion of equal proportions; with the original frames consisting of various sizes, the property lacked balance and symmetry.
Our team re-designed bespoke panes in the same proportions to help the windows look uniform in size. To let light stream into the house with better sightlines out of the windows, we fitted single top-hung casements. A new triple casement window in the main bedroom required less timber, therefore offering uninterrupted views. We suggested a low-sitting French window to the downstairs family entertainment room. Initially, the window sat relatively high, but we’ve helped to bring more light into the interior by bringing it lower to the floor. The French window is made up of less timber and more glass, offering better sightlines across the garden. Double doors on the other end of the house were installed, with glazed sidelights added to match the French windows’ length. See more details in the case study, here.
Grey timber doors and windows made by joinery specialists in Essex
This was a great local project – for more images and details, feel free to take a look at our case study here. This new-build property replicates a traditional barn conversion style typically found across Essex, with classic black weatherboarding and a domineering gable roof. The magnificent entrance door has full-length glazing to maximise the sunlight streaming in. The units were so large that we glazed them on-site before installing them. We fitted both French and standard casement windows on both levels to comply with new build escape regulations, with the window lines perfectly aligned between the different floor levels. Three sets of folding stacking doors match the first-floor windows, and the rear folding door mirrors the main glazing at the front of the building.
Westbury Windows and Joinery are joinery specialists in Essex, crafting bespoke timber doors, windows, bi-fold doors and roof lanterns. Contact us here or book an appointment to visit our joinery workshop.