Restoring the Wooden Windows of a Detached Stone House in Saxton Village

Project Overview

In the picturesque village of Saxton, nestled between Leeds and York, stood a charming detached stone house that exuded historic elegance. The property boasted classic features such as traditional sash windows, which had unfortunately fallen into disrepair over the years. The homeowner, recognising the value of preserving the property’s original character, sought professional assistance to restore its windows and enhance the overall aesthetics.

Client’s Vision

The homeowner’s vision was to maintain the authenticity of the property while enhancing its energy efficiency and functionality. Furthermore, the choice of paint colour Farrow & Ball’s Wimborne White 239, was a nod to tradition, harmonizing the windows with the property’s classic charm.



The primary challenge was to ensure that the restoration process did not compromise the historic charm of the property. Striking the right balance between authenticity and modern functionality was essential.

Quality Assurance

Consistency across all windows was crucial to maintain the property’s aesthetic appeal. Achieving uniformity in the paint colour, timber quality, and ironmongery was a priority.


The restoration team embarked on the project with meticulous planning and attention to detail, aligned with the client’s vision. The project was executed in two phases:

Phase 1: Initial Wooden Window Replacements

The project began with the replacement of a couple of wooden windows as per the client’s request. The team carefully selected accoya timber due to its durability and sustainable characteristics. Traditional polished brass sash lifts and locks were incorporated to enhance the classic appeal, with angel vent locks adding a touch of uniqueness & safety features.

The use of spring balance systems ensured smooth and effortless operation of the sash windows, while the 6-over-6 astragal bar design authentically recreated the original window appearance. The chosen Farrow & Ball paint colour, Wimborne White 239, matched precisely and was applied with precision, offering a timeless finish.

Phase 2: Wooden Window Expansion

Thrilled with the replacement of the initial wooden windows, the client requested an additional seven wooden windows. Drawing from the success of the initial phase, the restoration team duplicated the meticulous process to recreate the same authentic charm and high-quality finish.

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The restoration efforts breathed new life into the detached stone house in Saxton Village. The seamless blending of historical authenticity and modern functionality was achieved through the combination of traditional design elements, durable materials, and advanced spring balance systems.

The windows now not only enhance the property’s aesthetic appeal but also contribute to improved energy efficiency and ease of use. The homeowner’s dedication to preserving the original charm has been fulfilled, and the property stands as a testament to the successful marriage of heritage and innovation.


The restoration project in Saxton Village stands as an exemplar of how a passionate homeowner’s vision, combined with the expertise of restoration professionals, can result in the revitalisation of a historic property. The careful selection of materials, attention to detail, and commitment to authenticity have transformed the detached stone house into a timeless masterpiece that will be cherished for generations to come.

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Client Love

Gerard RingGerard Ring
11:12 25 Jan 24
I would be happy to recommend Bailey Hague to anyone. Rob, Susie and team have done an excellent job from start to finish on our doors and windows. They genuinely care about providing an excellent end to end experience. Great products, great installation and a very fair price. We have just placed a further order which says it all really about how we feel.
RebeccaA KellyRebeccaA Kelly
18:41 24 Jan 24
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Charlotte WrightCharlotte Wright
08:24 16 Jan 24
From Start to finish Robert and his team have been fantastic. Designing and fitting our front and back door and curved windows and French doors for the kitchen extension. The results speak for themselves, beautiful workmanship and they went above and beyond to get the finished (slightly tricky!) look we desired. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending to friends and family and using them again.
David StevensonDavid Stevenson
17:43 07 Jan 24
09:38 28 Dec 23
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Clare AbbottClare Abbott
10:37 14 Jun 23
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John BoneJohn Bone
15:08 17 May 23
Thanks to Rob and the team we now have a beautiful new back door, bringing light to the hallway and much needed draughtproofing too. Communication (mostly Susie) was prompt, friendly and helpful from start to finish. Design, construction and workmanship (including Andy, the perfectionist fitter) are all excellent. And the price was very competitive. Five stars and an unreserved recommendation.
M LlewellynM Llewellyn
14:33 28 Nov 22
An excellent company to deal with, creating a bespoke door and window which maintain the heritage of the house. Susie, Robert and the team of guys fitting them were helpful and accommodating from start to finish - so pleased with their service and the lovely door and window they fitted. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
Leigh RisleyLeigh Risley
22:25 27 Nov 22
Had replacement windows in a barn conversion both sides of the house completely taken off and replaced so pleased I found this company absolutely brilliant made the job seem so easy quality product and the lads were professional polite and tidy can not fault one bit would highly recommend worth every penny can not thank them enough
Frank ClarkeFrank Clarke
21:13 26 Oct 22
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Julie OldfieldJulie Oldfield
14:25 21 Oct 22
Susie, Rob and all the team were brilliant to work with. Super fast response from initial contact to finishing the first part of our project. No amendment to the design was a problem and dealt with quickly. The quality of the windows and doors are fantastic and they don’t just look good from the outside, the finished joinery on the inside is the icing on the cake. Our old cottage now looks like it should! Thank you 😊
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11:09 19 Oct 22
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