Case Study: Private Residence - Winters Grace, Surrey
Project Synopsis: New Clement steel windows for Alfred Hitchcock’s Grade II listed house
Situated in Shamley Green, Surrey, Winters Grace is a beautiful Grade II listed property in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Winters Grace was the home of celebrity film director Alfred Hitchcock at the height of his Hollywood fame. The name of the house came from his two favourite actresses, Shelley Winters and Grace Kelly.
Alfred Hitchcock and his wife purchased the property in 1928 for £2,500. The building was originally a Tudor farmhouse, dating from the 16th century. Over the years the house has been renovated on various occasions, but after planning requests were approved in 2012 the current owners carried out major works to update this very special property.
Clement were chosen by Godalming firm O&D Construction to manufacture and install the windows. Trevor O’Brien from O&D commented: “Every steel window in Winters Grace was bespoke and many required different window furniture selected by the client. There was also a combination of clear and leaded light glazing. All of this amounted to quite a complex order for Clement. We found them easy to deal with and they delivered high quality products to the agreed programme. I would recommend the company and in fact we are using them again on a current project in Hindhead, Surrey”.
Site: Winters Grace, Surrey
Client: O & D Construction
Specification: Clement Brooking & SMW suites of steel windows
Colour: RAL 9005 Black (matt)
12mm genuine oval leads
Clement Brooking and SMW bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438.
Photography by Laura Kelly, LSK Photo.