Vintage Meets Modern
Double Glazing Design Inspiration for Cornish Homes
Cornwall’s rugged cliffs and endless ocean horizons demand windows that seamlessly bridge old and new. With careful selection, double glazing allows you to heighten comfort and efficiency while retaining the region’s signature architectural spirit. Read on for ideas spanning Cox & Wyman era charm to contemporary refinement.
FRAME THE VIEWS pRESERVE tHE CHARACTER
Derelict window frames detract from Cornwall’s postcard panoramas. Yet ripping out original fittings sacrifices old soul. The solution? Secondary glazing placed unobtrusively inside existing openings. This supplemental layer boosts energy savings without altering exterior appearances or proportions. For added sound dampening, opt for slimline acoustic glass panes fixed neatly within the historic sash box. Give outdated windows renewed purpose with tailored upgrades.
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Flood Interiors with Natural Light
Dark, dingy rooms leave homebuyers cold. Counter dreary spaces by installing light-enhancing double glazed features like:
- Panoramic windows to spotlight untrammeled sea vistas
- Skylights and sun tunnels to splash hallways and lofts with sunshine
- French doors and Juliette balconies for indoor-outdoor living
Glass expanses summon the outdoors in. But ample glazing risks overheating interiors. Balance light-filled designs by choosing solar control glass to block excessive infrared rays. Low-emissivity coatings curb conducted heat loss too. Reap rays without sacrificing efficiency or comfort through strategic material selection.
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Coastally-Inspired Accents & Shapes
What details distinguish seaside abodes? Sweeping curves that echo waves. Bay windows that survey the surf. Perfectly aligned sightlines between land and ocean markers. Incorporate such coastal cues into your double glazing designs.
Invite eyes out to sea by installing:
- Rounded bay formations with a central vantage seat
- Corner windows that pivot views from various angles
- Picture windows, especially within rooms featuring waterfront exposure
Mimic ocean movement with gently curving double glazed shapes. Then step back and watch sunlight dance across the glass as sea breezes sway tree silhouettes in the distance.
Balance Old and New
Cornwall’s treasured regional architecture deserves preservation, not replacement. Yet better insulating today’s homes to lower bills also proves vital. The solution? Thoughtfully incorporating double glazing in ways that safeguard character while delivering exceptional efficiency and day-to-day enjoyment.
Ready to refresh your property’s windows? Contact us today for double glazing ideas tailored to your home’s unique facade, climate exposures and way of life. Our specialists stay sensitive to preserving heritage while improving livability and comfort.
Harry Luke, CEO