How to mix Georgian house features with modern windows & doors

12th Dec 2019
Black aluminium bifold doors

Are you looking to update your Georgian house? Do you want to retain its timeless elegance, but also want it to have a fresh, new, contemporary look? Read on to discover how you can seamlessly blend the past with the present.

Sash windows

White mock sash

Windows could be described as the “eyes of your house”, allowing you access to view the inside and outside of your home. Arguably one of the most distinctive features of any Georgian house is the sash window. If your sash windows are difficult to open, draughty or just looking tired, it might be time to replace them. Advances in technology mean that sash windows can still create that classic look but with a modern twist, with our double or secondary glazing. Modern sash windows are available in a variety of colours and materials, timber, uPVC timber alternative, uPVC or aluminium. Each type is easily customisable for that modern, bespoke look, without compromising on safety, energy efficiency, thermal insulation or ease-of-use maintenance.

Don’t forget to pay attention to your interior window dressing too, bring it up to date and accessorize with statement fabrics, mixing textures, and tones.

Front and Entrance Doors

Blue composite door with arched top light

Your front door welcomes you and your visitors from the outside to the inside of your home. If your existing front door no longer provides the welcome your home deserves, maybe the time has come to replace it with a more modern alternative.

Front and entrance doors, like sash windows, are available in a variety of materials, uPVC, timber, aluminium and composite. Composite doors consist of a PVC outer frame and an inner frame made up from glass-reinforced plastic, a timber frame and a high-density foam core. This construction makes them a stronger and safer alternative to uPVC doors. Composite doors are also a cheaper alternative to timber doors, whilst still offering maximum security, durability and outstanding energy efficiency. Composite doors can be uniquely designed to meet your individual needs and specifications

Add that final contemporary flourish to your Georgian house’s front door, by choosing a modern bold colour, rather than a traditional black or red. Also, consider choosing a contemporary door handle or knocker. And, if your outdoor space permits, why not place statement art ornaments or planters, either side of your door?

Bifold doors

Aluminium bi-folding doors in Grey

For a really contemporary look for your Georgian home, consider replacing your external door with a bifold door. Bi-fold doors allow your home to be flooded with natural light, which will further enhance the sense of spaciousness created by your high ceilings. Bifold doors are a stylish, versatile door solution allowing you to bring the outside in and creating optimum access to your garden. Choose from fully customisable, contemporary aluminium bi-folding doors, or a more traditional wooden finish.

If you would like more information on modernising your windows or doors in your Surrey Georgian home, give Sheerwater Glass a call on 01932 344 415 today. Alternatively, you can contact us online.