Case Study: Private Residence - Sutton Place Farm, Surrey
Project Synopsis: Transformation of a 1920s property in the Surrey Hills into a superb, modern family house
Sutton Place Farm is a large country house, occupying an elevated position in beautiful landscaped gardens in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The house, constructed in the 1920s, still had its original steel windows – however, these were single glazed, neglected and rusting. The new owners were determined to restore Sutton Place to its former glory and sourcing the best replacement steel windows was a major challenge. The clients and their professional team needed to find a steel window that had the appearance of the original windows but offered advanced performance associated with 21st century fenestration.
Windows and doors from Clement’s EB24 range, using clear glass, were specified to replace all the existing steel windows and doors. The client, together with the team at Clement, chose a custom specification using traditional fittings including weld on external hinges, but added the latest innovation in concealed multipoint locking systems. This provided first class weather resistance and security to BS7950.
The second floor roof of the house had an original eyebrow feature window. Clement experts offered a solution to match the original design and achieve the same appearance, but with a high performing modern window. The intricate detail and curves are replicated perfectly using EB24.
The property boasts a number of very large feature bay faceted windows and French casement doors over two floors. Using up to date engineering techniques the Clement team were able to achieve a solid, durable solution using steel tubular mullions without upsetting the fine, elegant lines. The largest bay comprises nine individual windows, and the specification includes the use of concealed multipoint locking. The installers used their considerable experience to install the large frames successfully, which resulted in an outstanding job of which everyone involved is very proud.
Site: Sutton Place Farm, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey
Architect: Lime Associates, Unit 3, 4 Belverdere Road, London, SE19 2AT
Contractor: Site Specialist Services, Blankets Farm, Dunnings Lane, Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3RJ
Specification: Clement EB24 window range with clear glass with concealed multi point locking
Colour: RAL9010 White (semi-gloss) inside, RAL7024 Grey (semi-gloss) outside
FF02 multi point locking satin chrome handles with matching peg stay
Peardrop hinges on windows and brass butt hinges on doors
24mm insulated glass units argon filled
Clement EB24 bespoke windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced entirely 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.