Case studies: Dale Chosen for a Traditionally Styled, New Build Property


Tucked away in a quiet village in Essex, stands this impressive, traditionally styled, new build home owned by the Hedleys. Having purchased the property in 2011, the original house on the site was an old, post-war property in need of serious renovation and the initial plan was to renovate and extend the house.

However, after speaking with an architect brought on board for their renovation project, the Hedleys comment ‘the architect informed us that bringing the old house up to today’s standards would be incredibly expensive’. After receiving this information, they made the decision to demolish the property and completely re-build it from the ground up. ‘my vision for the property was to build a new, old house’, Mrs Hedley comments.

With this in mind, Mrs Hedley designed every single aspect of her new home from scratch and was meticulous in her attention to detail, both internally and externally. With the new house planning to be bigger than the property originally on the site, there were numerous planning restrictions to overcome. For example, the exterior of the property could not be finished in all brick.

The Hedley’s discovered Dale Joinery through a recommendation from Derek Mason, their builder for the project. Although Mr Hedley works in the window industry with non-timber products, the Hedleys opted to move forward with Dale after Derek arranged a meeting with a member of the Dale team.

‘From the minute that we saw the Dale sample, both of us were convinced that wood was the way to go. Based on that and Derek’s recommendation, we made the decision on the day and didn’t even look at any other companies’ Mrs Hedley goes on to explain.

A selection of traditionally styled sash windows, flush casement windows, entrance doors and a triple set of bi-fold doors were chosen for the house. The towering windows provide picturesque views of the land and fields surrounding the property and the grand entrance door at the front of the property with top and sidelights perfectly display the traditional style that the Hedleys desired.

‘We are really happy with the windows, doors and bi-folds from Dale. The look is exactly what we hoped for and the colour finish works really well with the scheme of the house’.

If you want to find out more about the Dale Joinery range of made to measure timber windows and doors visit the website call them on 0845 652 7399 or email sales@dalejoinery.co.uk and the team will be able to help with your enquiry.

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