Before - photo from last year:
The first window goes in:
The panelled wood finish and architrave inside:
To say that we are happy with the result would be an understatement. Of course, the outside will need some serious work with a paintbrush before it will look its best. The slight mis-matching of the window heights and sizes will disappear once the mortar is painted white again. We are also still debating what to do about the shutters. I think we may keep them because the house will look too plain without them, but paint them a different colour. We feel like the house has got its original Georgian character back and we love the enlarged central window, which is bringing much more light into the study and landing. I am delighted with the new joinery inside each window too. It makes it difficult for me to use the sills as temporary glasshouses for my veg plants any more, but I knew this would be the case. We've just got a lot of painting to do now, but it will be worth every penny we spent. Huge, huge thanks to Rod and his team at M&R Joinery. They took so much care in making our windows, and obviously take great pride and interest in what they do - it was fantastic working with them.