I would recommend North Star Stone to anyone who wants to dramatically improve the look of their room.
Alan worked with us in the showroom and via email to help us make the perfect selections to match our desired look.
In houses of this period, the decorative mouldings were mass-produced to a high standard, so the whole street would have been the same.
To restore the window to its proper form, we got permission from the neighbours to let a stone specialist take a mould of theirs, which we then had reproduced in jesmonite, which is relatively cheap and durable.' THE RENDER 'The front of the house had been badly rendered in a concrete pebble-dash, which is terrible for old buildings, as it traps moisture.' 'It is effectively glued to the surface beneath, and it can pull the fine face from the brickwork.
If this is beyond your budget, you can get the look of a nice slim glazing bar by applying the wood directly to the glass on both sides with a special adhesive.
There are numerous joinery companies making authentic traditional sash windows, but they should be FENSA certified.' BAY WINDOW 'The front bay window of the house had been taken off to make room for a parking space, and replaced with a flat u PVC alternative.