Georgian buildings in Farnham are a very important part of the local history – some more grand than others and this property certainly had endured some bleak times and been unloved.
Despite being Listed, at some time in the past the original 6 over 6 Georgian sash windows had been replaced with heavy, simple rectangular sashes on the ground floor and even more bizarrely some entirely inappropriate aluminium double glazed units had been installed across the five first floor windows.
The character had been destroyed and the “street appeal” of this lovely home had been greatly diminished. Happily, a new owner (whose initials are K.O!) had plans to revive this lovely house and return it to its former glory through an extensive programme of works – one element of which was the windows – which is where we came in.
With the boxes of the first floor units initially unable to be inspected due to the double glazed units there were some surprises in store for us – all of which we were able to overcome – including clearing the boxes where the weights run which had been rammed full with loft insulation!
The pictures really tell the story better than words – enjoy them and celebrate this revival.
PS Also see the story of a Window Seat rebuilt for more details of the repairs carried out.
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