Date: 5th December 2016
In the small village of Hawkley, just a few miles from Petersfield is a barn that was once home to a tractor, and this beautiful barn was then rebuilt 30 years ago in to a house.
“When choosing the windows it was important that they were in keeping with the other four barns in the court-yard. Should we have been in a standalone barn we would have ventured away from the stain and gone for a French Grey finish”.
Mr. & Mrs. Morgan originally saw the Timber Windows advert in the Waitrose magazine three years before they decided to replace the windows and doors, and the photo she had seen stuck in her mind. When they felt the time was right to start updating their home, Mrs. Morgan remembered that advert and decided to visit one of the showrooms.
“I first went to Timber Windows of Guildford’s showroom, and then realised there was one in Horndean which was much closer to us, plus we went back to the showroom several more times as we really wanted to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. It was BIG decision and had saved up for a long time”
Mr. & Mrs. Morgan felt they had benefitted from being able to visit the showroom as often as they pleased, and were also able to see another barn window installation down the road confirming that they had made the right choice. Seeing the windows in situ made their minds up to go for it!
“We went around the houses getting quotes and even explored the option of having aluminium but we really didn’t want to let the barn down. We really loved the look of Oak but it was too expensive for us but felt the stained Meranti was a good option for us”.
The original windows were rotten and very old, they were that bad that if Mr. & Mrs. Morgan tried to open the bedroom window there was the possibility they could fall out. They have received many complements from their neighbours who now wish they had had theirs done the same way.