Cottage charm created with new casement windows


Mr and Mrs Billington returned to Scotland two years ago having spent the past 10 years living in America. Settling in Mrs Billington’s native north east, the couple like the challenge of a home renovation project and this was their second in succession.

Having recently completed the transformation of another cottage using CR Smith windows, Mr Billington, who is a joiner himself, had no hesitation in calling in CR Smith again, knowing better than most the real difference Lorimer windows make to a home.

The old windows had been in the property for around 20 years and were a mix of PVCu and timber. Their style and finish did little to add to the character of the house or brighten the interior, and the timber windows at the back of the house had started to rot.

Plus, living near to the coast meant there was often a gusty wind which the couple could often hear whistling through the old windows.

The modern engineering of the Lorimer range has allowed them to transform their home with brand-new, energy A rated windows, whilst also dramatically improving the aesthetic of their home.

Mr & Mrs Billington opted for the Lorimer casement window, splitting the front windows into three with equal sightlines and Georgian bars, to replicate the design that would have been fitted when the property was originally built.

The windows include fixed panes in the middle with opening sashes on both sides, so it looks balanced from both inside and out. While the internal Georgian bars not only enhance the traditional features, but because they are inside the double glazed unit, it makes the glass easier to clean.

Mr & Mrs Billington are in the midst of a full home renovation. They have already knocked down walls to create an open plan space, but decided that the windows had to be changed if they wanted to make a real difference.

They opted to change the window colour from rosewood to white, making the home feel brighter especially inside, which is further accentuated by the full oak finish that complements the furniture and ties the whole home together.

The difference our Lorimer windows have made to their home has left the Billington’s feeling much happier with both the look and feel – and much warmer too.

Now the Billington’s are ready to move on to the next stage of their home transformation – decoration!

For more inspiration, take a look at our customer case studies. This family home in Buckie had a complete facelift with anthracite grey Lorimer windows and doors.

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