Case studies: Winchester new build features Timeless Sash Windows


Four years ago Darrell Pollikett bought a plot of land in the beautiful, sought after, Winchester countryside. Mr Pollikett faced strict regulations from the council due to the “countryside” classification on the land, which dictated the permitted design and specification of a build. The stunning build is now completed and features over 30 sash windows by Dale.

The decision was made and plans agreed to build a large, luxurious house featuring five bedrooms and three en suites, set within an acre of land. The house boasts a high specification kitchen, bathrooms and fixtures and fittings throughout, with attention to detail being the aspiration throughout the project. The hub of the home is the cleverly designed 50ft kitchen, featuring two sets of timber bi fold doors, one of which spans almost 5 metres in width. These are a perfect demonstration of bringing the outdoors in, seamlessly connecting home and garden, offering superb views and allowing in lots of light.

Energy efficiency and sustainability was an important element to the build, one of the reasons why timber sash windows and doors were chosen to go into the property. Mr Pollikett explains “I always planned to put timber sash windows in due to the quality and the look.” He researched and received quotes from a variety of companies but when Mr Pollikett’s chosen builders merchant, Elliotts, introduced Dale Windows to him, he was happy that the price was reasonable and the quality was of a high standard, meaning Dale was the chosen supplier.

The impressive oversized entrance door is grand with a modern feel, finished in Light Grey. Combined with the side panels and top lights, this is the perfect feature entrance, adding kerb appeal to this stunning new build.

Acoustic glass was used in certain areas of the property to give an extra peaceful feel to the rooms. Almost thirty made to measure timber sash windows were installed, all finished in Signal White with 27mm astragal squares. “Sash windows were right for the style of house; and they work really nicely” explained Mr Pollikett.

Now complete and marketed for £1.9 million, the development has won the “NHBC Pride In The Job Award”, signifying the quality, attention to detail and finishing. Mr Pollikett is delighted to be progressing through to the regional finals in the near future.

As a builder of one-off, bespoke properties, Darrell hopes to embark on a new project in the near future, stating “I would use Dale Windows again.”

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