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The design brief for The Residence Collection was to extract the key principles, shapes and dimensions from Article 4 directions for windows, and integrate market leading technology into the design using virtually maintenance free materials.

Planning & Conservation

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Residence windows and doors are finished to perfection, combining a modern flush appearance and unquestionable market leading design features and performance, all in a maintenance free material. Available as casement windows, shaped windows, bay and bow windows, orangeries, conservatories, single doors and French doors - Residence  has all the choices for your perfect home.

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What Are The Article 4 Directions?

Article 4 directions are made by the local planning authority, and this can affect you when installing windows in your home. They restrict the scope of permitted development rights, either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development anywhere in the authority’s area. Article 4 directions are used to control works that could threaten the character and architectural merit of an area or building of acknowledged importance. This means that new windows and doors may need planning permission. Windows are the defining feature and focal point of any building and the type of window installed can improve or completely ruin the look of a building, which is important in conservation areas or listed buildings.

How Can The Residence collection Help?

A more modern approach has been for planning authorities to approve the use of The Residence Collection in conservation areas because of its authentic design. It has been specifically designed to aesthetically replicate the documented historical window designs from the 19th Century period and therefore has been approved for use in many areas across the UK.

The Residence Collection offers a suite of thermally and acoustically superior window and door systems, featuring the latest security, maintenance and performance innovations, whilst still appearing traditional. Achieving U-values of 0.8 with triple glazing, PassivHaus Standard, and 1.2 with double glazing, far surpassing the British Building Regulation requirements.

What Is A Conservation Area?

A conservation area is “an area of specific architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance”. Many of our towns, villages and cities rely on historic windows for much of their architectural impact and character. Inappropriate, poor quality replacement windows can easily erode traditional features on historic buildings.

Beautifully Authentic Features

19th Century timber windows were hand crafted and in order to truly replicate the features of this window style, The Residence Collection combines the repeatability of modern machining processes with the eye of a craftsman. With a range of authentic styles and configurations, The Residence Collection allows you to recreate and preserve traditional details, redefining modern windows and doors.

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