20th August 2019
When Parker Joinery were initially asked to supply a number of replacement windows for a delightful part timber-clad property in the village of Cooksbridge, East Sussex we hoped it might lead to more orders and sure enough it has become an on-going project.
Our customers were so delighted with the quality of the Bereco traditional flush casement windows with Georgian bars that we were asked to supply similar products for the entire property.
The style of the windows are perfectly in keeping with the era of the property, set off by the antique black monkey tail casement handles which are offered as one of many ironmongery options as part of the complete package of a Bereco window.
COOKING UP A NEW LOOK FOR COOKSBRIDGE
In addition we have provided the customers with RAL 7016 Anthracite grey framed aluminium sliding patio doors which offer our customers extra security and a great view of their impressive patio garden.
The customers have thanked us for improving the appearance of the whole house and promised to recommend us to friends. Job done!
20th August 2019
This spectacular new Georgian-style home is another joint project, built by Benjamin Allen Bespoke Homes with windows, doors and other materials supplied by Parker Joinery and Parker Building Supplies.
Parker Joinery have supplied Bereco Contemporary entrance doors, French doors including a set of exceptionally tall curved head French doors overlooking the garden and swimming pool, and contemporary spiral balance sliding sashes featuring 16mm Georgian bar. Parker Building Supplies supplied the majority of the building materials for the project.
Benjamin Allen are renowned for combining the best of contemporary building disciplines with the sense of grandeur and proportion which is key to Georgian architecture. Houses of the period follow strict rules in terms of size and position of windows and doors, roof pitches and so on.
Sliding sash windows were the most common windows used in the Georgian era whereas earlier versions featured more panes of glass.
Six-over-six was typical of the early Georgian era, but by the end four-over-four or even two-over-two was used as it became possible to make larger panes of glass.
The period was known to feature uncluttered, elegant façades and usually panelled, painted front doors. Bereco’s contemporary entrance door range maintains the elegance of the era.
Classical motifs, columns, and other features of Roman architecture were fashionable at the time, as were roofs with wide overhangs and shallow pitches on Palladian-style homes – a Georgian style inspired by 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio.
Parker Joinery have a long established working partnership with Bereco who offer high performance timber windows and doors in both softwood and hardwood. From contemporary new builds to traditional replacements or when conservation approval is required.
20th August 2019
Parker Joinery were the first choice for developer and building contractor, Ian Saunders of Isaac Rose Properties Ltd. The development included total replacement of the original windows at this striking former Oast House in Yalding, a charming village in the Borough of Maidstone, Kent.
We supplied Bereco Traditional Flush windows and doors for the conversion, but it proved to be quite complex as the existing arched head windows were not true arches. Always willing to rise to the challenge, we were able to provide Ian with bespoke fixtures which complement and enhance the architecture.Ian, who has a keen eye for detail and wanted to make sure it looked perfect, was delighted with the outcome.
A TOAST TO THE OAST
An oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the beer brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing (and former hop-growing) areas of Kent and East Sussex and are often good examples of vernacular architecture.
Ian Saunders’ construction business has been established for 37 years, set up originally to take on building and development projects. He has since developed the company and is able to take on any project from a driveway to an extension to a new home. He employs only the best skilled workers from a network of trades and reputable suppliers like ourselves in order to be able to live up to the company’s hard earned reputation.
20th August 2019
Parker Joinery have supplied Bereco contemporary spiral balance sliding sash windows to replace the existing fixtures in the residential properties above an imposing Georgian building in Tenterden, Kent.
The village of Tenterden is steeped in history, first rising to affluence as a centre for the wool trade in the 13th Century. It was therefore an important consideration by the freeholders that the new sash windows were in keeping with the existing building and the surrounding architecture.
But the installation was not without its challenges due to the shape of the frames and stonework.
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
The challenge was that the windows have a curved sash within a square frame and sit behind the external stonework.
As part of the service, Bereco are able to provide job specific technical manufacturing CAD drawings like the ones produced for Tenterden which provided the perfect solution to the satisfaction of all parties.
As is ever the case, we were delighted to deliver on our promise to provide the highest quality solutions.
20th August 2019
We were recently asked by Tunbridge Wells based Wilkins Roberts Building & Carpentry to provide best quality replacement windows for a unique period property known as The Lodge.
We supplied the company with Bereco windows and doors for the rear extension to the building.
Company owners Ian Wilkins and Mark Roberts were so impressed with the products that they then asked us to supply replacement windows and doors for the main house which were designed to replicate the style of the original architecture.
The rear extension to the property features Bereco timber French Doors incorporating a high security espagnolette locking system and fully adjustable hinge systems.
The main house now features top of the range Bereco Traditional Spiral balance sliding sash windows with curved plates. The arched windows were specially made to compliment the existing architecture and to enhance the appearance from the inside. The replacement windows have the curved plate in the top of the window which compliments the arched stonework, making the new replacement window more aesthetically pleasing.
BUILDERS OF DISTINCTION
Wilkins Roberts Building & Carpentry was formed over 20 years ago by Ian Wilkins and Mark Roberts, who brought together their separate businesses enabling them to offer the full range of building services to their clients. The company generally works on high quality constructions, large extensions and high end finishes.
20th August 2019
One of the most unusual projects Parker Joinery have undertaken in recent times was to supply replacement windows for this unique corrugated metal building situated in the picturesque village of Barcombe near Lewes, East Sussex.
The Tin Tabernacle, also known as the Tin Tab, once a local place of worship, presented unusual complications in that special consideration was required to accommodate the junction between the corrugated metal cladding and the intersection with the windows.
We supplied specially made Bereco timber sections for the window reveals and traditional flush casement windows with glazing bars.
Bereco Timber Casement Windows offer excellent weather ratings and high security espagnolette locking system with friction hinges as standard. The customer was delighted with the bar design which matched the original windows, and the overall high quality finish of the windows.
TIN TABERNACLE: IT’S HISTORY AND IT’S FUTURE
The Tin Tabernacle was originally built in circa 1885 and is steeped in history, having previously been used as a chapel, community hall, wedding venue and even a film set. The property is currently used as a meeting place, offices and occasional theatre.
More recently planning permission has been granted for the property to be converted to a single residential dwelling.
The plans that have been granted include an open living space in the main hall with a feature mezzanine office area. A master bedroom with en-suite shower room, further bedrooms, a garden room, family bathroom, laundry room and integral garage with landscaped gardens.
20th August 2019
This stunning extended and refurbished five bedroom Victorian residence known as The Downs, situated in a delightful rural village within the South Downs National Park, features a number of products supplied by the extended Parker Building Supplies family.
Parker Joinery have supplied Bereco traditional flush wood casement windows and spiral balance sliding sash windows. We also provided the front and rear doors and the bi-fold doors which provide stunning views across the South Downs.
Parker Building Supplies supplied many of the building materials, bricks, blocks, the aluminium lantern light and the wrought iron railing which borders the first floor balcony.
The impressive 30 foot open plan kitchen/dining area (pictured right) features an extensive range of Sheraton units and state-of-the-art Bosch appliances, supplied by Parker Kitchens.
Our kitchen designers invest the time to ensure that every project is given a level of commitment which reflects the client’s unique requirements and the finished effect reflects that expertise.
STUNNING VIEW INCLUDED…
The house is situated in the sought after rural hamlet of Bishopstone, with a stunning view across the South Downs National Park.