Cumbernauld is one of the UKs best examples of a modernist new town. Originally designated as a new town in 1955, housing was built in a series of satellite neighbourhoods clustered around the hilltop town centre. The centre was designed to be a commerce centre, an entertainment and business venue and a luxury accommodation site, it was widely accepted as Britain’s first shopping centre.
Separation of people and cars was a major element of the first town master plan, and this was carried through for much of the development of the town. Cumbernauld pioneered designs for underpasses and pedestrian footbridges as well as segregated footpaths.
The majority of housing has been built from the 1950s onwards, making it mostly modern in appearance, usually featuring casement windows in either timber or PVCu, which is the case with Mr and Mrs Lang’s house.
We believe that windows should be just as nice to look at as to look through, and although their home was only 20 years old, the Langs noticed the windows were starting to rot, and before long they were unable to maintain them any longer. They knew they needed to do something but wanted someone they could trust completely with the appearance of their home.
“We dug around online and read lots of reviews, and felt CR Smith were the most trustworthy and professional. The new windows look lovely and everyone notices them!”
The Lorimer Casement window is our most popular design and it can be personalised to complement and enhance your home. They feature our beautifully contoured profile, both inside and out, and a narrow design to let in more light.
The verdict, according to the happy homeowners was “First class”. In fact the Langs ended up getting Lorimer Casement windows for the whole house. And the unique appearance that the windows gave their home wasn’t the only eye catching change. “We’ve also noticed a drop in our heating costs! And the house was actually much warmer this winter too.”
So all in all, a clear difference to their home.