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The Old Rectory, Clifton, Nottingham

Restoration of the Old Rectory, Clifton, Nottingham - main image showing classic timber casement windows

Restoration of the Old Rectory, Nottingham

The restoration of The Old Rectory in Clifton Village, Nottinghamshire, stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of classic timber sliding sash windows. This Grade II Listed Georgian-style property, dating back to the mid-1700s, has been lovingly saved and restored to its former glory with the assistance of Gowercroft Joinery's exquisite craftsmanship.

The Grade II Listed Old Rectory in Clifton Village, Nottinghamshire, has been saved and restored to its former glory with the help of Gowercroft’s traditional timber windows and doors.

Dating back to the mid-1700s, this Georgian style property once the home of the Rector of Clifton had fallen into dereliction until developers Tomlinson Homes, (a division of G F Tomlinson Group) undertook the challenge of converting the historic landmark into four separate new luxury homes, with a further four new detached properties built within its landscaped grounds.

The Restoration 

The developer worked closely with architects CBP, Nottinghamshire County Council’s conservation team and the local community to ensure that the heritage assets that had survived the passage of time were respected and restored as part of the finished design.

The £5 million development, titled the Rectory Gardens, has retained and reinstalled many of its typical period features including its original square stairwell with wooden cantilever stairs and its large purpose-built rooms.

The property was also fitted with high spec fixtures and fittings that respected its heritage, including timber windows and doors from Gowercroft Joinery’s Classic Range.

The Old Rectory’s original wooden sash windows were replaced by 48 traditional Chatsworth sliding sash windows, which replicated the originals with elegant Georgian glazing bars and strong slim Accoya® frames protected by a highly durable and maintenance free white finish.

Complementing the sash windows were 23 Hardwick casement windows, six Kedleston tilt & turn windows and 12 Melbourne doors with a similar traditional styling and performance features, which were selected from the same Classic portfolio. 

Gowercroft also supplied 17 sets of internal decorative shutters in a mix of opening and fixed designs, which were very much keeping with the carefully restored period look.

Andrew Madge managing director of Gowercroft Joinery said: “We are proud to have been involved in the conversion of this historic property into high quality residential homes. 

“The well-balanced proportions and traditional features of our Classic windows and doors, along with their exceptional levels of energy efficiency and durability, makes them a very attractive and practical option for older properties requiring an upgrade whilst maintaining a traditional appearance.”

Andrew Madge, MD – Gowercroft Joinery

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