When Sam and Michelle Aloof bought their lovely barn deep within the Sussex countryside two years ago, they realised that all of the existing wooden windows would need replacing as they were in a poor state of disrepair and did not match with the vision that they had for their new property (see second image above).

The barn is in a very exposed south westerly position with incredible views towards the South Downs. The new replacements would need to be more robust than their predecessors giving excellent qualities of longevity and provide essential security properties due to the rural location.

Whilst Sam and Michelle wanted to choose something in keeping with the building, they wanted more contemporary styling which would frame the incredible views and would maximise the natural light. Additionally, they wanted to choose a local company who could offer them the assistance and support that they required.

They chose Parsons Joinery as we were highly recommended by a friend and fellow artisan. In the absence of an architect, they wanted Parsons to offer guidance on what was achievable both technically and aesthetically and we were asked to sketch and scan drawings for their approval prior to manufacture.

All the replacement joinery was manufactured in European oak, treated with a clear Osmo oil on the interior and painted black to match the barn on the exterior. Where there were once casement windows with opening sashes, many of the windows have been replaced with direct glazed alternatives. Large picture windows frame the amazing views and bi-folding doors replace a small casement window, opening up the dining area to the spectacular landscape beyond.

Please refer to our video where Michelle describes her experience of working with us.