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R9 from The Residence Collection was recently installed on a project in Lyme Park in the Peak District, showcasing the system’s heritage credentials.

Lyme Park is a large country estate managed by the National Trust with the mansion house designated as a grade one listed building. It sits within the local conservation area, one of 109 in the Peak District National Park.

“We were given the brief to improve the thermal efficiency of the property, all within Article 4 conservation guidelines,” Lauren Tutton, associate director of Alexander Windows, which carried out the project, said. “The Residence Collection was the perfect solution due to its high-performance, authentic design and perfect imitation of timber.”

With a clotted cream exterior and grained white internal finish, the windows also feature antique black monkey tail handles, working peg and stay, mechanical joints, horizontal Georgian bars, and a 28mm decorative glazing bead. The objective was to mimic the original windows but with harnessing modern-day materials for lower maintenance and improved energy efficiency credentials.

“It’s always great to get feedback from our clients and hear how happy they are with their new window and doors and they loved the fact that the windows perfectly replicated traditional manufacturing methods,” Lauren said.

Jo Trotman, marketing manager of The Residence Collection, said: “This is a great example of R9 windows for conservation areas. There’s little to distinguish them from the originals in terms of dimensions, sightlines and even colour, and it’s made a very positive impact on this period property, much to the delight of the local planning department and the homeowner.”