Location: Hall Green, Birmingham
System: Performance Glass Extension
The Norton’s house was built almost a century ago and they have made it their home for the past 20 years. During this time, the couple has continued to make many improvements which have been necessary as you would expect from a property of this age.
As Mrs Norton explained:
“It’s been terribly important to us to have all the modern day home comforts, but for a long time we lived with the very old backyard lean-to style conservatory, which never served its purpose as a conservatory. It had an 8ft high brick wall which restricted our view of the garden and the whole thing was very flimsy, not to mention cold in the winter months. We also wanted additional dining space for when the family come to visit.”
Having seen an advert for Cherwell Windows and the conservatories that were displayed, the Norton’s contacted managing director Ryan Breslin to discuss upgrading their existing conservatory. Ryan talked to them about Ultraframe house extensions and how they could improve their home:
Mrs Norton said:
“When we originally bought the property a dear friend of ours, whose father built the house, gave us an architectural drawing of the property, which incredibly showed a Thermally Efficient Extension on the drawing – so it felt like it was meant to be. Obviously all the advantages that a Thermally Efficient Extension would provide us with were equally important but also it was a way for us to be able to feel like we were moving into the garden.”
The couple were delighted with the speed and efficiency of the installation explained Mrs Norton:
“Despite knocking through into the kitchen there was very little disruption to our everyday lives. I was very impressed and would recommend house extensions to anyone”
Now fully functional and sympathetically furnished, the couple is enjoying using their house extension on a daily basis. Mrs Norton concludes:
“My husband is a keen carpenter and we have sectioned off part of the Thermally Efficient Extension for him as a workshop. Whilst he is working I am able to relax and enjoy the garden from our house. I quite often just sit quietly and watch the squirrels playing. We have recently had our daughter’s 40th birthday party here and it was a fantastic space which accommodated all our guests. It is so much better, more than we could have hoped for. I’ve never really been a fan of conservatories because of the amount of light they let in and they don’t seem to retain their heat, however, it feels warm, safe and secure. And with a design like Ultraframe's it throws up visions of grandeur – which is what we have.”
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