Great Batchelors

Residence of a Tudor Admiral receives the Selectaglaze treatment

Mr and Mrs Musk

Biddenden boasts many historic properties including Great Batchelors, an imposing residence set within 3 acres of gardens. When granting Grade II* Listed status in 1952 English Heritage stated: 'The original 15th century building was timber-framed and close-studded with plaster infilling but the ground floor was rebuilt in red brick and a half-hipped tiled roof provided; with original casement windows on the first floor - 6 small and 2 large - with diamond-shaped leaded panes and old green glass'. Under the watchful eyes of Great Batchelors' owners, Clare and Mike Musk, the property underwent major but discreet works to combat draughts and heat loss, including the complete restoration and insulation of the roof and secondary glazing to all 30 of the property's windows. Selectaglaze designed, manufactured and installed sliding secondary units all individually tailor-made, most of which were in bronze finish to match imperceptibly with the existing wood frames. Clare says that she and her family are delighted with the end result: "Not only have we totally eliminated draughts from the windows but we are beginning to see a significant reduction in our heating bills." Since this project was completed the Series 30 has been superceeded by the Series 31 lift-out.
Great Batchelors secondary glazing was an acceptable retrofit measure for energy efficiency improvements to Grade II* Listed property
Series 10 horizontal sliding secondary units provide thermal integrity - fully functioning primary windows and no additional sight lines
Bespoke, Selectaglaze coloured aluminium secondary units blend seamlessly with primary windows
Secondary glazing is recognized as a fully reversible adaptation suitable for retrofitting Listed properties
Great Batchelors - 15th Century Grade II* - given 21st century environmental comfort with the addition of bespoke secondary double glazing
Horizontal sliding and lift out secondary units were installed to improve this ancient properties primary windows thermal integrity
Great Batchelors - built in the fifteenth century is now warm and comfortable with the addition of Selectaglaze bespoke secondary glazing
HS Series 10 allow for original function whilst ensuring that there are no additional sight lines

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