Cemetery lodge transformation

A&D Joinery recently manufactured and fitted 43 new arched Optima windows for the sympathetic landmark refurbishment of Hindley Cemetery Lodge in Hindley, Greater Manchester.

The homeowner was keen to preserve the original building architecture and the windows needed to fit into the double-arched stone facade of the building.

Following a detailed feasibility study undertaken by A&D Joinery, the ageing timber windows were replaced with architecturally sensitive double-glazed versions: Profile 22’s Optima windows with arched top design, manufactured in black external and white internal foiling.

Dave Smith, director of A&D Joinery, said: “Due to the building’s historic build, the job was complex as we needed to re-line the windows inside the aperture with timber batons to ensure the character of the property could be maintained. We also fitted the windows with low-e argon-filled double-glazed units to improve energy ratings and soundproofing.”

Design and installation of the 43 windows was completed within the scheduled four-week timeframe, with works planned to minimise disruption for the homeowner.