Delivering conservation needs

Max Glass recently used the Optima system from Profile 22 to complete an installation in a property in a woodland conservation area near Leeds.

The property owners wanted to improve the thermal efficiency of their stone-built property but, as the area’s estate manager confirmed, it was essential that any replacement windows – including the 26 leaded lights – replicated the original designs.

Max Glass took the 26 original leaded lights and had them restored and encapsulated by experts at Antique Glass Studio in Bradford. These were then refitted in replacement windows.

The new aperture for the glazing had to be the same as the existing window, which was made possible with Optima ancillaries. White foil on both internal and external frames helped replicate the original wood window design.

Max Glass replaced 29 casement windows, three bay windows, and one composite door.

Stephen Hobson at the company said: “The project has delivered our customers everything they needed.

Their property has been fitted with A-rated windows, which has improved the thermal performance. And by encapsulating the original stained glass and leaded windows we have not only preserved the original beauty but also protected and preserved it for years to come.”